Opinion

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 ...

Letter to the Editor: Why build without any water?

We read every day about our water crisis. Why are the counties and cities still building? In El Dorado County we have 33,000 homes, apartments and commercial buildings in the works ...

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 ...

Letter to the Editor: Be a little more punctual, please

Although I enjoy receiving and reading your publication each week, I am continually let down with the timeliness of many of your articles. Quite often, when the paper is received o ...