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Investing beyond short-term CDs

Iain Marshall

  Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income. Yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent, and five-year CDs paid in the 2 percent to 2. 3 percent range. Those […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

‘Munis’ can still work for you — even in tough times

Iain Marshall

No matter where you live, the chances are good that a state or local government near you may be having some difficulty in balancing its budget. As a citizen, you’re probably concerned about how this situation will affect your life and your community. But as an investor, you may also wonder how this might affect […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Very special sushi

Popular opinion said most sushi restaurants draw mainly under-35 scenesters but that’s really not the case anymore. It may have been true in the ’90s but enjoying sushi is really a multi-generational thing nowadays. When we enter Twins Sushi at around noon we discover that only two tables were full, aside from us. The place […]

No Comment / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Reflection Salon and Spa offers first-class treatment at everyday price

FEEL YOUR BEST — Kathy Bennett, hair stylist and owner of Reflection Salon & Spa, welcomes customers to take and break and take advantage of Reflection's services at Blue Ravine and Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Roberta Long

  Now may not be the best time to open another salon and spa, but Kathy Bennett, owner of Reflection Salon & Spa in Folsom, is not daunted. She’s been in the business locally as a stylist for 25 years and made it through two recessions. The inspiration for her new business, which opened Aug. […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Acupuncturist George Wang expands his El Dorado Hills treatment office

ACUPUNCTURIST GEORGE WANG brings a tray of health-inducing needles to one of his new treatment rooms. Photo by Roberta Long

“The best doctor will prevent you from getting sick.” Acupuncturist George Xiaowu (pronounced “sheé ou” as one syllable) Wang, LAc MS, said this with confidence. He uses traditional Chinese medicine to, among other things, build up his patients’ immune systems, even when they don’t have any illness symptoms. His practice, WTX Medical Group, in the El Dorado […]

1 Comment / March 31, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Push those chips aside

TheShadow

I have no self-control when it comes to eating at Mexican restaurants. I order too much, sure, but my real issue is with the complimentary chips and salsa. It’s always there, tempting me to “gorge away” while I await my order. I try to resist, I truly do, but I always fail like the true […]

No Comment / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Mindful Health Solutions brings new therapy for depression, anxiety

PSYCHIATRISTS ENJOY TIME TO COLLABORATE — Dr. Richard Bermudes and Dr. Rachael Smith specialize in depression and anxiety treatment at their El Dorado Hills office. Photo by Roberta Long

Richard Bermudes, MD – Family physician and psychiatrist Richard Bermudes, MD, is well aware of the stigma surrounding mental health treatment and psychotherapy. “For a lot of people, it’s just not cool,” he said. What’s even more not cool is experiencing serious neurological disorders that reduce people’s ability to accomplish what they want and enjoy […]

3 Comments / March 16, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »