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Be aware of risks of not investing

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 […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Avoid becoming a Groundhog Day investor

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, […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

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, […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

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

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 […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

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

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 […]

January 01, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Highlight your landscaping with Elegant Outdoor Lighting

If you have a beautifully landscaped exterior, or a special outdoor feature, you can enjoy it even in the dark. Scott Sissom with Elegant Outdoor Lighting in El Dorado Hills offers artistic outdoor lighting design and professional installation. “We paint portraits with light and create settings that give viewers an expanded experience of the property,” […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Pacific Trauma Specialists help heal emotional distress

Everything about the Pacific Trauma Center in Historic Folsom is designed for healing. Before Lisa Larson, licensed marriage and family therapist, opened the door to clients, she and sister Kirsten Kraus, a somatic therapist, designed spaces in each room with attention to color, light, scent, texture and sound. They created a warm, safe and supportive […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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