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How will your investments affect your child’s financial aid prospects?

John Zezini

Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid? The […]

No Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Bicycle Guys expands shop

Bicycle Guys Casey and Corbin specialize in mountain bike sales, maintenance and service at 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 130, in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Casey McConachie (pronounced “Mick-Con-a-key”) loves everything about bicycles­ — riding them, working on them, selling them to customers and sharing his world. Casey is a Bicycle Guy, always has been. At age 14, Casey got his work permit and went to work in an Orange County bicycle shop. Over time, he worked in customer service, […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

What’s your retirement vision?

Iain Marshall

When you start out in your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. At this point, your picture of a “retirement lifestyle” may be, at best, hazy, hidden as it is behind a veil of experiences you’ve yet to encounter. But as you move through the years, your view of retirement comes into clearer […]

1 Comment / January 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Nugget Markets earns FORTUNE honor again

WOODLAND — For the ninth year running, local, family owned and operated Nugget Markets has made FORTUNE Magazine’s national listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Nugget Markets ranks No. 36 among the country’s top 100 companies. “Our associates and leadership team work hard every day to provide outstanding guest service and quality products. […]

No Comment / January 26, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial focus: Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income

John Zezini

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. To understand the concept of tax diversification, you’ll need to […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Partners run with healthy business idea

Gold Country Run + Sports Assistant Manager Paulo Medina and co-owners Leon Shahinian and Donn Cox, left to right, help runners find their perfect gear to perfect their strides. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Local runners have a right to feel spoiled since Gold Country Run + Sport opened its doors last November. “I’ve been a runner my entire life and have lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 10 years,” said Leon Shahinian, manager and part-owner at Gold Country Run + Sport. “I and my friend and […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Absolute Archery scores a bullseye

Absolute Archery owner Darin Mack, right, manages his archery shop with the help of son Kevin. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Want a sport you can do with your family, with equipment that you can purchase once and not have to worry about outgrowing? Something that builds eye-hand coordination and is inexpensive? Archery may be just the ticket and Absolute Archery is just the place to learn. Darin Mack, 40, an archer on the professional circuit […]

No Comment / December 31, 2013 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »