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From Where I Sit: Stop, look, listen… and record?

It’s not a matter of being older and grumpy. It’s a matter of basic decency and humanity. I am talking about the growing number of people going through this world with ...

On the Town: The power of the press

I received an interesting email from a reader expressing concern about falling rocks at a major El Dorado Hills grocery store. Joyce “Skip” Rochette, as she’s kn ...

The Real McCoy: Benefits of a backup

Dear Kari: My husband and I have been looking at homes with our Realtor for several weeks now. Over my lunch hour, the Realtor showed me the perfect home but by the time my husban ...

Olga on Investments: Is term insurance for you?

Term insurance is exactly what it sounds like: insurance for a set period of time. After a designated period of time, the policy either ends or is converted to a different plan. F ...

From Where I Sit: Government gets its annual refund

There, that’s over. It has been one week now since we cross-ed that finish line known as the tax deadline. Death and taxes — the two big finish lines. Graduation, weddi ...

On the Town: Where's the personal touch?

Have you noticed lately that several restaurant chains, as well as a few local, family-owned eateries, have in-stalled computer tablets on their tables? Now you can order electron ...

On the Town: Time-out on the advertising

It was great to see the huge turnout for this year’s Eggstravaganza at Lembi Community Park, Folsom. You could tell by the smiles on the kids’ faces that they enjoyed ...

From Where I Sit: Shaping history, one choice at a time

“It must be true, I read it in the paper,” became, “It must be true, I heard it on TV,” became, “It must be true, I read it on the Internet.” Th ...

Olga on Investments: Talking stocks

If you’re like most people who have saved for retirement or some long-term goal, you may have some money invested in a stock. While you may be aware the stock market can be v ...

The Real McCoy: Can a buyer back out after closing escrow?

Dear Kari, My wife and I would like to get out of our home we just purchased. We were really pressured into buying the home and the sellers made us agree to close so quickly. Now ...

The Real McCoy: Tips before you buy a condo

Dear Kari, I purchased my condo four months ago and I am really enjoying my new home. My problem is I just received a bill in the mail for $3,000 from my homeowners association st ...

Olga on Investments: Tips on choosing the right financial advisor

Licensed financial advisors are an important and crucial part of helping individuals reach their financial goals. They may help you in assessing important goals, identifying any ro ...

From Where I Sit: Please keep the cookies coming

Do you have any Girl Scout cookies left? They sure came and went like a sugar hurricane, didn’t they? I wonder if they’d make even more money if they sold them for seve ...

On the Town: No borders for youth in need

As long as On The Town appears in the Telegraphs, you’ll hear my support for children of all ages. This week we’re dealing with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado C ...

On the Town: Smart thermostat? Try remote control

Back in October, 2013, I shared with you a letter I received from SMUD. Here’s a portion of the letter. “Dear Mr. Gordiejew, your SMUD meter is about to get smarter. T ...