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 […]

February 02, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 05, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial focus: Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

It’s certainly the season for giving — and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive. To get the most out of your gifts, your first step is to make sure you are giving to a worthy charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions. How does a group measure its effectiveness? […]

December 01, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial focus: Avoid emotional investment decisions

What’s the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? The fact that you weren’t born rich? Actually, the chief hurdle you face is something over which you have control: your own emotions. Your emotions can lead to a variety of ill-advised investment […]

November 03, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial focus: Beware of scary inhabitants of the investment world

In just a few days, witches, zombies and vampires will be converging on your house, asking for candy. As is the case every Halloween, you’ll likely be merely amused over the sight of these costumed characters. But in other areas of life, such as the investment world, you may need to watch out for some […]

October 06, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

EDH Brewing Company offers fresh drinks, German fare

The EDH Brewing Company is a place for families and friends to congregate — a welcome new option for food, drink and a casual place to unwind on the north side of town. The brew pub opened Labor Day and will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Sept. 12. Brewmaster and owner Dennis Dovala offers five different […]

September 09, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,