Opinion

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, ...

Bera’s water plan comes up dry; Ose’s does not

It is said that elections matter. They really do, especially when it comes to protecting your home and community. This is why the race for Congress between U.S. Rep. Ami Bera and s ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Too many add-ons in plan

Safe, comfortable, well-maintained facilities are a critical component of the educational process, and I fully support the construction of a proper stadium at Vista Del Lago to str ...

On the Town: Scary face pancakes are back!

This is for the kids, and strictly for the kids. Scary Face pancakes are back on the menu at IHOP! The favorite concoction is available through the month of October. And on Oct. 3 ...

From Where I Sit: Welcome, Muslim Community of Folsom

Last week the Telegraph announced on its front page an open house/luncheon sponsored by the Muslim Community of Folsom on Saturday, Oct. 11. I eagerly attended this special event. ...

From Where I Sit: It’s better to accept the random daily ambiguous events of life

Sometimes I write these columns and get no response. In fact, most times it is that way, and that is OK. However, sometimes a column will inspire someone to invest enough energy to ...

The Real McCoy: Don’t get stung by hidden closing costs

Dear Kari, My significant other and I have been saving for three years for a down payment to buy a home and we have finally reached our goal. I was at church talking with my frien ...

On the Town: What Oct. 12 means to me

This coming Sunday, Oct. 12, has quite a significant meaning in my life. For you see, 65 years ago (there I go, giving my age away) on this upcoming date, I arrived as an immigrant ...

Olga on Investments: How do you put a price on something’s value?

At 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, I was waiting in an airport line, hoping to grab a snack before boarding. In front of me stood a man hoping to achieve the same goal. He grabbed a Na ...