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Retirement, succession plans: “Must haves” for business owners

John Zezini

If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy — which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow — which means you’ll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, you’ve got some attractive options […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Time for Gen-Xers to put IRAs to work

Iain Marshall

If you’re a “Gen-Xer,” born between 1965 and 1980, you’ve still got many years to go until you retire. At this stage of your life, what can you do to help build resources for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned? Besides having time on your side, you’ve got another key advantage in saving for retirement — […]

No Comment / March 05, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Be aware of risks of not investing

John Zezini

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too? In fact, by staying on […]

No Comment / February 14, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Avoid becoming a Groundhog Day investor

John Zezini

Groundhog Day is almost here. For most of its history — which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. — Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans. But that changed in 1993 with the release of the movie “Groundhog Day,” in which a semi-embittered meteorologist, […]

No Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Avoid becoming a ‘Groundhog Day’ investor

Groundhog Day has just passed. For most of its history — which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. — Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans. But that changed in 1993 with the release of the movie “Groundhog Day,” in which a semi-embittered meteorologist, […]

No Comment / January 23, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Financial focus: Investment mistakes to watch for … at different stages of life

John Zezini

As an investor, how can you avoid making mistakes? It’s not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investor’s life, you may have a better chance of avoiding these costly errors. Let’s take a look at some […]

No Comment / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Five reasons not to be a “Do-It-Yourself” investor

Iain Marshall

These days, you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So, why shouldn’t you be a “do-it-yourself” investor rather than work with a financial professional? Actually, there are at least five good reasons why a financial advisor can […]

No Comment / December 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »