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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 »

‘Legends’ is Cameron Park sports collectibles shop

TEAM LEGENDS — Owner Steven Fereria, 50, right, and his niece Madison Grandlund, 10, both of Cameron Park are sports fanatics and all of the memorabilia at Legends Sports Collectibles and More is proof of that. At Legends collectors will find rare sports collectibles to fit any budget and they also offer free evaluations of cards and collectables. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

By Krysten Kellum Steven Fereria has been collecting sports memorabilia since he was a kid and he’s got a lot of stuff. Fereria, 50, recently relocated from the Bay Area to open Legends Sports Collectibles and More in Cameron Park.  He’s not doing it for money—just a good time. “I’m not concerned with getting rich […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Financial focus: Three keys to estate planning

Iain Marshall

When people hear the words “estate planning,” they often assume it’s an activity only for retirees or near-retirees. But if you have a family, it’s never too soon to create your estate plan. Of course, estate planning can seem like a daunting task. But you’ll find it easier to handle if you break it down […]

No Comment / December 08, 2010 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Still time for year-end financial moves

Iain Marshall

The holiday season is always a busy time of year, so you’re probably pretty busy. But it is important to take some time now to evaluate year-end financial moves that may be beneficial in preparing for your financial future. Which year-end moves should you consider? You will want to talk to your financial advisor and […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Think twice before joining the Gold Rush

Iain Marshall

In recent months, you may have heard a lot about investing in gold. But is gold the right choice for you? Actually, many factors are involved in this investment decision and you’ll want to consider these factors before you invest. Of course, the lure of gold is undeniable. Throughout history, gold has been perceived as […]

No Comment / October 27, 2010 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »