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The tax implications of selling real estate

Dear Kari, My boyfriend and I bought our home 2 ᄑ years ago and now unfortunately we have decided to go our separate ways. My co-worker says that if we sell, we might qualify fo ...

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, ...

A clear look at water south of Highway 50

A few weeks ago, I was asked to write a magazine story on the plans for the annexation area south of Highway 50. I eagerly accepted because I wanted to know more about those plans ...

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 ...

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 ...