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Financial Focus: During holidays, be extra vigilant about protecting financial data

To help achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you should save and invest regularly. But that’s only part of the picture. You also need to protect your financial assets in various ways. One such method is guarding your personal information — especially any information that could be linked to your financial accounts. […]

Under the Arbor has country chic in mind

Recently celebrating its sixth anniversary, Shingle Springs business Under the Arbor is a country-style gift store with something for everyone at customer friendly prices. Located at 4120 Sunset Lane right off Mother Lode Drive, the store is a maze of surprises as you wander through each section — all of them filled with unique gifts […]

Financial Focus: Consider multiple factors when creating retirement plans

When you create your financial and investment strategies for retirement, what will you need to know? In other words, what factors should you consider, and how will these factors affect your investment-related decisions, before and during your retirement? Consider the following: Age at retirement: Not surprisingly, your retirement date likely will be heavily influenced by […]

October 03, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial Focus: Five tips for women business owners

Women are an integral part of the workforce, but they have had to overcome many obstacles along the way. Of course, challenges still remain, but women’s success in the working world is worth commemorating — which will happen on American Business Women’s Day, Sept. 22. Are you a woman considering “setting up shop” on your […]

September 05, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge grad scoops on tech start-up

After discovering a void in the workout supplement market, military veteran and Oak Ridge High School graduate Benjamin Lowry is launching Scoop, which will allow users to customize their own workout supplements online. Lowry, 26, served five years in the Navy and completed three deployments to Afghanistan on a counterterrorism mission. A lifelong athlete, Lowry […]

August 02, 2017 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Financial Focus: Stay calm on the investment roller coaster

Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn’t know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. Actual roller coasters provide people with thrills. But as an investor, how can you stay calm on the roller coaster of the financial markets? Here are some suggestions: Know what’s […]

August 01, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial Focus: Declare your financial Independence Day

It’s the 4th of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country. The U.S. Constitution grants us many of these liberties, but we have to earn others — such as our financial freedom. What steps can you take to achieve the financial independence you need to reach your long-term goals? For starters, […]

July 04, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,
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