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Financial focus: Could you afford to live to 100?

Here’s an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a good chance of living to 100 — but the possibility may not be as remote as it once was. […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial focus: Work to become a better investor

On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you […]

September 02, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Grebitus Jewelers expands legacy of elegant jewelry, gift Items

When Edwin A. Grebitus Sr. and his wife Dorothy opened a Sacramento jewelry store in 1926, the business enjoyed steady success. But the young couple had ambitious plans for the store to be known for more than just fine jewelry. Adding elegant gift displays to the original Sacramento location set Grebitus apart from other jewelry […]

August 27, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

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 […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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. […]

March 13, 2014 | Posted in Business
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