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Financial Focus: What can golf teach you about retirement planning?

If you’re a golfer, you know the joys (and occasional frustrations) of the game. But you might not realize that some of the lessons you learn on the links can carry over to other areas of your life – such as retirement planning. So whether you’re already retired or are planning to retire in the […]

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Financial Focus: Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it’s just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, […]

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Financial Focus: How should you respond to ‘market correction?’

As an investor, you may be gaining familiarity with the term “market correction.” But what does it mean? And, more importantly, what does it mean to you? A correction occurs when a key index, such as the S&P 500, declines at least 10 percent from its previous high. A correction, by definition, is short-term in nature and […]

Comments Off on Financial Focus: How should you respond to ‘market correction?’ / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Chill out and enjoy the benefits

You don’t need to travel to New York or Los Angeles to experience the whole body cryotherapy treatments making fans out of movie stars and professional athletes. NorCal Cryotherapy in Town Center opened Jan. 4. Owner and El Dorado Hills resident Sharon Thompson raves about the ice therapy treatment that, while just being introduced in America, […]

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Financial focus: What expenses will you incur when investing?

You invest so that you can achieve a variety of goals, such as a secure retirement. It’s inevitable, though, that you will incur some costs when investing, ranging from payments to a financial professional to costs of educational materials. So it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these expenses. If you work with a […]

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Davis & Amaral thrives on personal attention

Tom Davis, co-owner of Davis & Amaral Mortgage Consultants, has been in El Dorado Hills for more than 20 years. Not only has the company survived the economic downturn, the transition to online business, as well as new banking laws and other restrictions in the loan industry, but it has thrived. “Being here for 23 years, I think […]

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Financial Focus: What to look for from a financial advisor

There’s a lot to know about investing, so it’s a good idea to get some professional help. But with so many financial advisors out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you? You may have to interview several prospective financial advisors before deciding on one. When you talk to them, see if you […]

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