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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 »

Mortgage decisions can make a difference in achieving financial goals

Iain Marshall

If you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, you’ve got some mortgage-related decisions to consider. And since your mortgage may well be the biggest financial transaction you ever make — and one that can affect your long-term financial goals, such as retirement — you’ll want to weigh your options carefully. What types […]

No Comment / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Looking for income? Consider premium bonds

Iain Marshall

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children.  But you may also invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Tax deadline extended!

Brad L'Engle

By Brad L’Engle There’s great news for last minute tax filers! You’ll have a few extra days to file your taxes this year thanks to a little known Washington, D.C., holiday called Emancipation Day, which celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district. Though Emancipation Day actually falls on Saturday, April 16, it will be […]

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

El Dorado Savings boasts strong 2010

El Dorado Savings Bank based in Placerville reported $10.9 million in after-tax earnings for 2010, representing a 2 percent increase over 2009. In addition, El Dorado completed its 22nd consecutive year without any foreclosed property on the books. “We are very pleased with the strong performance of the bank, especially considering the challenging economic environment and […]

No Comment / February 01, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

How will new tax laws affect you?

Iain Marshall

Now that the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 is law, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how this new legislation affects you — both as a wage earner and an investor. Consider these key parts of the new tax laws: Income tax rates remain the same. Under previous legislation, […]

No Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Protecting your credit during a divorce

Brad L’Engle, senior mortgage consultant with Comstock Mortgage

By Brad L’Engle When a marriage ends in divorce, the lives of those involved are changed forever. During this time of upheaval, one thing that shouldn’t have to change is the credit status you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Unfortunately, for many, the experience is the exact opposite. Unfulfilled promises to pay bills, maxing out […]

No Comment / January 06, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »