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How will your investments affect your child’s financial aid prospects?

Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid? The […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Bicycle Guys expands shop

Casey McConachie (pronounced “Mick-Con-a-key”) loves everything about bicycles­ — riding them, working on them, selling them to customers and sharing his world. Casey is a Bicycle Guy, always has been. At age 14, Casey got his work permit and went to work in an Orange County bicycle shop. Over time, he worked in customer service, […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

What’s your retirement vision?

When you start out in your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. At this point, your picture of a “retirement lifestyle” may be, at best, hazy, hidden as it is behind a veil of experiences you’ve yet to encounter. But as you move through the years, your view of retirement comes into clearer […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Nugget Markets earns FORTUNE honor again

WOODLAND — For the ninth year running, local, family owned and operated Nugget Markets has made FORTUNE Magazine’s national listing of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Nugget Markets ranks No. 36 among the country’s top 100 companies. “Our associates and leadership team work hard every day to provide outstanding guest service and quality products. […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Financial focus: Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. To understand the concept of tax diversification, you’ll need to […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Partners run with healthy business idea

Local runners have a right to feel spoiled since Gold Country Run + Sport opened its doors last November. “I’ve been a runner my entire life and have lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 10 years,” said Leon Shahinian, manager and part-owner at Gold Country Run + Sport. “I and my friend and […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Absolute Archery scores a bullseye

Want a sport you can do with your family, with equipment that you can purchase once and not have to worry about outgrowing? Something that builds eye-hand coordination and is inexpensive? Archery may be just the ticket and Absolute Archery is just the place to learn. Darin Mack, 40, an archer on the professional circuit […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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