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It’s Kids Time opens second center at Palladio

“We were bursting at the seams,” It’s Kids Time owner Jonna Keledjian said of the decision to expand her drop-in childcare center to a second location. It’s Kids Time in the Palladio celebrated its grand opening Aug. 1. Since December 2010, It’s Kids Time in El Dorado Hills Town Center has offered preschool programs, full-time and […]

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What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA […]

Comments Off on What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing? / July 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Veggies grow up, literally

When a member of the Downing family needs an extra tomato or two for their salad, they just reach over and pick one. That’s not too uncommon when families dine outside but this scenario can happen inside thanks to a Tower Garden in the corner of the dining room. Rich and Gina Downing, representatives for […]

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App helps homeowners protect their most valuable asset

When entrepreneur Elizabeth Dodson moved from the East Coast  to El Dorado Hills she wanted a tool to help manage her new home, which had different materials and maintenance tips than what she’d always known. “On the East Coast people have basements and no one has tile or stucco roofs like in California,” she said. […]

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Financial focus: Free yourself from cycle of emotional investing

In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. But you may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your […]

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Conversation about finances is important for newlyweds

If you’re getting married, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but couples who quickly “get on the same page” regarding their financial situation are actually taking […]

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How will Social Security fit into your retirement income strategy?

Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy. Of course, if you have several decades to go until you retire, you might be […]

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