Opinion

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 ...

Olga on Investments: Tips on choosing the right financial advisor

Licensed financial advisors are an important and crucial part of helping individuals reach their financial goals. They may help you in assessing important goals, identifying any ro ...

From Where I Sit: Please keep the cookies coming

Do you have any Girl Scout cookies left? They sure came and went like a sugar hurricane, didn’t they? I wonder if they’d make even more money if they sold them for seve ...

On the Town: No borders for youth in need

As long as On The Town appears in the Telegraphs, you’ll hear my support for children of all ages. This week we’re dealing with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado C ...

On the Town: Smart thermostat? Try remote control

Back in October, 2013, I shared with you a letter I received from SMUD. Here’s a portion of the letter. “Dear Mr. Gordiejew, your SMUD meter is about to get smarter. T ...

From Where I SIt: Easter life is a year-round celebration

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel said, “There’s a time and place for Christmas, and that time is Christmas.” He said this in response to people who still have Christmas deco ...

The Real McCoy: How to beat buyer's remorse

Dear Kari, I am in the buying process from hell. I am afraid my Realtor has about given up on me ever choosing a home. When I started out I wanted a newer property and perhaps a c ...

Olga on Investments: How to make good choices for your accounts

When it comes to investments and portfolios, the decisions we make (or don’t make) can affect us both this year and next. Rebalancing. Rebalancing a portfolio is taking cert ...