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

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, […]

June 02, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Outlook for today’s investors: Less certainty — but potential opportunities

The world of today is vastly different from the one that existed in, say, 1974. Innovations such as the Internet, smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter and so on have made our lives more enjoyable, efficient and productive in many ways, and have vastly improved our access to the world’s knowledge. Yet when it comes to one […]

May 05, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Get crafty for mom

OK, kids don’t try this at home. Dumping gobs of paint on the dining room table is not allowed, nor is slinging the paint wildly about the living room — but you can do both and not get into trouble at the Craft Castle in Cameron Park. In fact, Mom might even say, “Thanks.” Kids […]

May 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Delicious start-up dishes up honors

They might call themselves “a couple of retired grandmas,” but there is nothing shy or retiring about the way Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman have jumped in with four feet to open a frozen yogurt store in Shingle Springs. Urban Yogurt has quickly gained in popularity, becoming the cream of the shops in a corner […]

May 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Home Care Assistance helps seniors thrive

When El Dorado Hills residents Glen and Monica Krakow considered a move to Texas to live near their aging parents two years ago, friends pleaded with the couple to stay. After all, the Krakows developed deep roots in the area while raising their two grown children and by virtue of owning the Pak Mail in […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Time for some financial spring cleaning

We’ve just arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions for doing just that: Reduce duplication. If you’ve […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,
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