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Olga on Investments: Learning life-long lessons in college years

Facebook is flooded with pictures of kids with backpacks, and Target is having sales on crayons. I think it’s official: School is back in session. Teachers put in a lot of h ...

The Real McCoy: Is a real estate broker better than a Realtor?

Dear Kari, My husband and I are going to be selling our home and I wanted to use my girlfriend who is a Realtor, but my husband says we have to use his cousin because he is a real ...

From where I sit: Does the Star Spangled Banner still wave?

We commemorated two memorable events last week.  The more recent one was the 13th anniversary of 9/11.  There is a balance between the two extremes of totally forgetting ...

On the Town: Rubbernecking and fun times

Over the years, having encountered numerous slowdowns on freeways, I wondered what could be done to stop the rubbernecking that causes all these delays. Many times, as I passed an ...

Coaching Cafe: Can I have my life back, please?

Have you experienced a moment where you stop and take inventory of your life and shout, “HEY!” Did someone or something else enter the stage and start reciting lines i ...

Frosty Nights, Falling Leaves and Football

Besides the obvious act of consulting a calendar, you can tell that autumn is well on its way, maybe even arriving early. The leaves have been changing colors and dropping since Au ...

Roof Cert Saves the Deal

Dear Kari, My wife and I were finally able to sell our home after four months on the market. Now the buyers are telling us they want a whole new roof. I knew that fancy home inspe ...

On the Town: Local teen a winner in many different ways

Here’s some great news for Folsom: Courtney Critz, a Folsom High School senior, was recently awarded first runner-up at the Miss Teen International Pageant in Jacksonville, F ...

Coaching Cafe: How to set good boundaries

Would you say that setting and maintaining good boundaries ranks among the top five life skills? Maybe even the top three! If you imagine someone you consider is living a fulfillin ...

OK, I get it; now, how do I make it happen?

How many times have you “seen the light” in an area of your life where you have repeated struggles, and you get a glimpse of accessible freedom only to see it disappear ...