Opinion

The Real McCoy: Is buying points right for you?

Dear Kari, I have started the process of purchasing my first home. I am now at the point where the lender wants to know if I would like to pay points on my home loan or not? Since ...

From Where I Sit: Let’s stop the rude interruptions

I have an irritating habit, probably attributable to being raised on the east coast, of sometimes getting excited and interrupting whoever is on the other end of the conversation. ...

Olga on Investments: Your options for an old 401k

In today’s day and age, changing employers and careers is not uncommon. As individuals leave an employer, they are also posed with the question of what to do with their 401k. ...

The Real McCoy: Bridge loans, are they good for you?

Dear Kari, My husband and I have been discussing moving into a bigger home for a while now and finally last night he said let’s do it! The next day I called a real estate of ...

Letter to the Editor: No charges, where’s the justice?

Isn’t it about time things change in El Dorado County? Doug Hus, EDH Fire board member, should have been charged! Isn’t going to Mr. Applegate's home and using mart ...

Letter to the Editor: Good old boy mentality in EDH

Glad I don't live in corrupt good old boys club in El Dorado Hills. Just funny how public officials are never charged for their actions. Mr. Applegate has a fractured nose, bro ...

Letter to the Editor: Need to get the whole story

The article published about the Applegate/Hus case is by far the most ridiculous, one-sided account possible! Perhaps this paper should interview Doug Hus for his side of the story ...

From Where I Sit: And now, here’s Sparky!

It has been over four years since Hooch, our Doberman, went running into the fields of dog heaven. Pets have a way of becoming their own special members of the family. We decided t ...

The Real McCoy: Advantages of working with a 1031 tax exchange

Dear Kari, My girlfriend at work who owns a second property has been bragging that she saved a bunch of money with this process she refers to as a 1031 tax exchange. How can I tak ...

Honored, inspired, grateful

After nearly six years writing for the Folsom Telegraph and El Dorado Hills Telegraph newspapers, I have decided to move in a different direction with my career. Looking back at a ...

From Where I Sit: Just not feeling it

The human psyche is a funny thing. The Greek word for “soul,” transliterated “psuchay,” is the root for our English word “psyche” and its attend ...

Olga on Investments: Getting yourself to make the choice

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually make a choice. Oftentimes we know what the issue is and where we want to be, but taking the dive and making changes is the hardest par ...

The Real McCoy: The impact of a low appraisal

Dear Kari, We put our house up for sale with our agent and received and rejected three low offers within the first week. I think our agent was just a little upset over this. Then ...

Letter to the Editor: Tired of lice, nit-picking

This is an open letter to the Buckeye Union School District and the new principal at Oak Meadow School in El Dorado Hills. My grandsons attend Oak Meadow School and last year we h ...

From Where I Sit: Scattered summer surmisings

These are the dog days of summer. They are called this because these hottest days of the year occur when the dog star Sirius is rising at sunrise. I’m not intelligent enough ...