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Like the weather, hot investment can cool off

Iain Marshall

We’re in the “Dog Days” of summer — traditionally the hottest, steamiest time of year. But in a few weeks, the temperatures will begin to cool down. Nature isn’t alone in this heating-and-cooling pattern;  you can also find evidence of it in the investment world. To be specific, today’s “hot” investments can lose their sizzle […]

Comments Off / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Fear of losses may lead to negative investment behavior

John Zezini

Like every other investor, you prefer not to see the value of your investments drop. But at some point they will fall simply because of the ups and downs of the market. And how you respond to short-term losses can help determine if you enjoy long-term investment success. Investors’ feelings about losses can be complex. […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Know tour investment risks — and how to respond

John Zezini

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can’t totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals. Let’s […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Precision Details — precisely what you need

PRECISION DETAILS owner Chad Schriefer knows how to pay attention to the details when it comes to getting your vehicle in tip-top shape. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

  How would you like to walk out of the office and find your car shimmering under the sun with every nook and cranny sparkling clean? Give Chad Schriefer, owner of Precision Details, a call. His mobile detailing service was voted No. 1 by Village Life readers and, considering how detail-oriented this guy is, it’s no […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Autotronics provides a great automotive experience

THE AUTOTRONICS TEAM goes above and beyond to help customers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Does a 10 year/million mile warranty on auto repair sound good to you?  It did to Village Life readers. They voted Autotronics the “Best Auto Repair” shop. Rod and Serena Posner, the local residents and owners of Autotronics in Cameron Park, have consistently gone out of their way to give back to the community. Their efforts […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Roth IRA: A lifetime investment

John Zezini

Some investments are appropriate during your working years, while others are more suitable for retirement. But a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can provide you with benefits at virtually every stage of your life. Let’s take a quick “journey” through some of these stages to see just how valuable a Roth IRA can be. To […]

1 Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Work toward your own Financial Independence Day

Iain Marshall

On July 4 we shoot fireworks, attend picnics, watch parades and otherwise celebrate our nation’s independence and the many freedoms we enjoy. But as you go through life, you’ll find out how important it is to work towards another type of freedom — financial freedom. That’s why you need to put strategies in place to […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »