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From Where I Sit: Thankfulness is boring

Do you ever get tired of Thanksgiving?  Do you feel overwhelmed with traditional expectations that accompany the holiday? Would you rather lie down to sleep and wake up on Dec ...

Olga on Investments: Make necessary changes in 2014 before welcoming 2015

Tax season is quickly approaching. Now, before you think I’m reusing an old article or have gone holiday crazy, let me explain. When it comes to investments and portfolios, t ...

The Real McCoy: Sometimes, you have to reduce to win

Dear Kari, My wife and I are in a sticky situation. We have been trying to sell our home for the last three months and have had no offers yet. Our agent says it is the price and w ...

On the Town: True blessings come from giving, not receiving

I’m constantly reminded not to repeat myself. But, since Thanksgiving is such an important day in my life, I’d still like to go back to last year’s column and pul ...

On the Town: Veterans Day brings tears of both joy and sorrow

Celebrating Veterans Day last week brought a thought to mind. I have to admit I am, at times, an emotional individual. I teared up when I got married. I cried when my mom, dad an ...

From Where I Sit: Sometimes voters just want a fresh scapegoat

Election Day is upon us. Mark it down and remember to vote. Those who are supposed to know are predicting an extremely weak turnout. I’ll be there, Lord willing, and hope you ...

On the Town: A lot of pulp – and a lot of fiction

I’m not what you may call a hardcore conservationist, but I do my share in recycling cans, bottles, paper and other items deemed recyclable. I don’t throw my trash out ...

The tax implications of selling real estate

Dear Kari, My boyfriend and I bought our home 2 ᄑ years ago and now unfortunately we have decided to go our separate ways. My co-worker says that if we sell, we might qualify fo ...

Some tips on planning for the unimaginable

One of the best things about being a financial adviser is getting to know your clients. I always jokingly say, “If I didn’t have my clients, I’d be an accountant, ...

That next home: Fixer-upper or money pit?

Dear Kari, My wife and I have been trying to buy a home. We both have good jobs and we do not have that much extra time to fix up a home. We were clear with our real estate agent ...