Opinion

Letter to the Editor: El Dorado Hills Library appreciates community

The Friends of the El Dorado Hills Library would like to extend our deep appreciation and thanks to the local businesses and community for supporting our November 2014 “Night ...

Olga on Investments: What’s your probability of success?

What are the chances that retirement savings run out at age 85? This sort of the question is what Monte Carlo simulations help individuals answer. In my opinion, they are probably ...

The Real McCoy: What’s wrong with an open listing?

Dear Kari, My boyfriend and I are first time home sellers. We need the most money out of our home so that we can keep our house payments lower in our next home. We both have been ...

On the Town: Christmas is time to count, share your blessings

Thursday is Christmas. So first of all, I’d like to wish the readers of On The Town a very, Merry Christmas. Like most years, as I look back, there have been plenty of ups a ...

From Where I Sit: Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

So here it is, Christmas 2014. It’s the same thing every year – I start off early, earlier than most, listening to Christmas music on October 25. At that point the enti ...

Olga on Investments: Understanding bonds

If you’re considering the purchase of an individual bond or even a bond mutual fund, one of your first concerns will be its yield. However, when comparing various yields, you ...

From Where I Sit: Is it just me, or is this Joel’s Column?

I still think and talk about our recent trip back to Baltimore, but life goes on and I don’t want to belabor the point. It is akin to “in the olden days” when fol ...

The Real McCoy: Model home agent representation

Dear Kari: I am a fairly new real estate agent and would like to have your advice. I was talking with my cousin and he said he is going to buy a new home. I asked if I could be hi ...

It’s not too late to shop locally

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, but that’s no reason to forget about the little guys. With just one week of holiday shopping to go, it’s arguably the perfect ...

On the Town: Keeping the spirit of trains and locomotion on track

I love trains. Whether they’re the real thing or just a model train under the Christmas tree, they’ve always intrigued me. I guess my affection for trains began the Ch ...