Opinion

Olga on Investments: Now that I am retiring, shouldn’t I be moving money into cash?

This idea stems from the thought that as we approach our life goal, we may want to make our investments more conservative. This is done so that the money that has been saved is les ...

Letter to the Editor: A sign of the times

The sign ordinance article (Aug. 4) missed the mark on so many points I'm nearly speechless. Nearly. The majority of resident input on this issue was that 'enforcement' ...

From Where I Sit: Eventually becoming “that guy”

From when I was younger, I remember a joke about old people and their “organ recitals.” This happened when an older person would tell you, whether you asked them or not ...

The Real McCoy: Who wants to live on a busy street?

Dear Kari, My husband and I have been looking at homes for months and either we cannot afford it, it is in a bad area or it is a heck of a wreck. We are ready to give up and sign ...

Letter to the Editor: Missing the point on the advisory vote for golf course

In the July 15, 2015 Telegraph’s “Reader’s Input,” Todd White is missing the point of the advisory vote on the former El Dorado Hills Executive Golf Course. ...

From Where I Sit: Say goodbye to my little friend

2004 seems like such a long time ago. W. was still in his first term. MySpace was the thing. Facebook hadn’t burst upon the scene in its current fullness. The iPod was a cool ...

Olga on Investments: How a paid-off mortgage affects your retirement

Preparing to retire can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. After years of saving and planning for retirement, the day has finally come to relax and live life. Yet many ...

The Real McCoy: Is it wise to reject a buyers request for an extension?

Dear Kari, My wife and I are in the middle of trying to sell our home, but it seems that the buyers are dragging their feet. We have made all of the buyers requested repairs ...

From Where I Sit: Celebrating Ramadan with the MCF

Once again, the MCF (Muslim Community of Folsom) invited the general public to a recent event at the community center. On a recent Sunday night after sunset they hosted a large fe ...

The Real McCoy: Tips to minimize stress while moving the family

Dear Kari, My husband and I have four children and we are going to move to another state due to a job transfer. We were wondering if you had any tips for us that would make the m ...

Olga on Investments: How are mutual funds affected by the market?

First, let’s begin with understanding what mutual funds are. Imagine taking a basket and putting different types of fruit into it. Anytime that you dislike a certain fruit, y ...

From Where I Sit: The in and out of “Inside Out”

I am not a movie fanatic, but every once in a while a film comes along and I mark it down in the mental notebook to plan a trip to the theater. Two people say goodbye to a 20 dolla ...

The Real McCoy: Buyers bamboozled by seller’s unexpected contingency

Dear Kari, Our agent has been showing us homes for over three months and we finally gave up the thought of being homeowners. My wife and I could not find a home that seemed s ...

Olga on Investments: How often should your investments be reviewed?

Oftentimes people spend years saving towards an important goal in their lives. If you have your savings invested, you naturally won’t want to see your balance dip when the ma ...

Letter to the Editor: Advisory vote a waste of funds

The El Dorado Hills CSD has decided to spend up to $50,000 to conduct an advisory vote on what to do with the open space that used to be the old golf course. Regardless of the resu ...