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Make the right moves with inherited stocks

John Zezini

When you inherit a sizable amount of stocks, your overall financial picture can change significantly. But to make the most of your inheritance, you need to decide what to do with your new stocks. Should you keep them or sell them? Before you can answer this question, you need to review several factors, including the […]

No Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

It’s a policy to save money at Beasy Partners Insurance Services

EL DORADO HILLS businesswoman Wendy Beasy of Beasy Partners Insurance Services finds her clients the lowest rates and the policy that best suits their needs. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Why hunt for low insurance rates when Beasy Partners Insurance Services will find the lowest insurance rates for you at no additional cost? Wendy Beasy, owner and agent, knows the insurance business inside and out so she’ll find the best deal and customize your policy to maximize savings. The 46-year-old El Dorado Hills resident started […]

No Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hot Dog! It’s The Stand

THE FAMILY STAND —€” John Koogle his daughter Jennifer Curtsinger and son-in-law William, left to right, enjoy selling hot dogs at local Little League games. They donate a portion fo their proceeds back to the program. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

There’s a new fixture on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District  baseball fields these days and with its bright umbrella and swarms of new fans it’s easy to spot. The Stand, a mobile hot dog cart owned and operated by El Dorado Hills residents William and Jennifer Curtsinger and her parents, John and Suzann […]

8 Comments / May 24, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mom turn inventor creates DishwasherMATE

GINA JACKSON invented DishwasherMATE after she became frustrated with dirty and melted plastic containers coming out of her dishwasher. The El Dorado Hills mom will appear on QVC this summer to sell her product. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Frustrated when your dishes flip in the dishwasher? Tired of hand-washing things that fill with that icky water? Then Gina Jackson has the solution for you — DishwasherMATE © by Gina J.! The El Dorado Hills mother of three daughters invented DishwasherMATE, a thermoplastic rubber mat that goes on top of the full dishwasher racks […]

4 Comments / May 24, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lose weight and feel great with Dr. Murray’s help

GREAT TEAM — Chiropractor Doug Murray and his wife Myrnalyn Murray team up to help people lose weight and stay healthy. Myrnalyn was the "guinea pig" who tried the HCG Weight Loss approach first and now coaches others to realize their goals. Photo by Roberta Long

Dr. Douglas Murray is the clinic director at his Foundation for Wellness office, 4995 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 5, El Dorado Hills. He is also a practicing chiropractor who uses the latest research and technology. In the 2-1/2 years since he began his practice in El Dorado Hills, Murray has helped around 500 patients lose […]

No Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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 »