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Financial focus: No secrets to investment success

Iain Marshall

Many people look for the “secrets” to investment success. Is it timing the market just right? Is it finding those hot stocks or getting in on the “ground floor” of the next big thing? Actually, these types of moves have little relevance to the vast majority of investors — even the most successful ones. So […]

Comments Off / August 26, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Spa reopens with fresh face

The team at The Spa at Salone Di Carlo is ready to pamper at their new retreat in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

“Who doesn’t like going to the spa?” asked The Spa at Salone di Carlo owner Carlo Gallad about his decision to upgrade his El Dorado Hills hair salon to a full service spa. Gallad moved his business into the 5,135-square-foot site in the La Borgata shopping center formerly known as The Spa at La Borgata, […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

What should you know about establishing a trust?

Iain Marshall

You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. In fact, many people gain advantages from establishing one — so it may be useful to learn something about this common estate-planning tool. Why would you want a trust? For one thing, if you have highly specific wishes on how and when […]

Comments Off / July 29, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

What are your excuses for not investing?

Iain Marshall

We all make excuses. Most of the time, they’re pretty harmless. But you could be hurting yourself if you make excuses for not taking action in some areas — and one of those areas is investing. Not investing, or not investing enough, can have serious consequences. In fact, a lot of people are poorly prepared […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

EDH man brews liquor industry app

El Dorado Hills native and CPG Data start-up entrepreneur Tracy Neal's company created an app now used nationwide by sales reps in the beer, wine and liquor industry. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

After 17 years working in the beer industry, including six as general manager for MillerCoors in Northern California and Hawaii, El Dorado Hills entrepreneur Tracy Neal understands the inner workings of the beer, wine and spirits business. In 2013 Neal, 43, founded El Dorado Hills software analytics start-up CPG Data LLC, which has created an […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2015 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Foothill Ammo stocked and ready to go

Foothill Ammo Inc. owner Chris Puehse, seen here with his girlfriend Jodi Rodgers, recenlty opened Foothill Ammo in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

There aren’t too many ammo stores where you can pull up a chair, munch a cookie and watch a slide show or peruse a magazine while you wait for your partner to buy a box of 9mm Fiocchi target rounds or some Tannerite exploding targets. Foothill Ammo, at 3293 Saratoga Lane in Cameron Park, may be […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

“Step-by-Step” Approach Can Ease Estate-planning Process

Iain Marshall

Like many people, you may enjoy investing. After all, it can be invigorating to put away money for your future, follow the performance of your investments and track the progress you’re making toward your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. However, you might be less excited about doing estate planning, dreading the perceived time, […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »