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From Where I Sit: So long, farewell to 2014

And just like that, 2014 is a memory. In “Closing Time,” the group Semisonic asserted that “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.&rdquo ...

On the Town: Resolutions: I don’t plan on making any

First, Happy New Year to all the readers of the Telegraphs. It’s been a little over a year since On The Town came to your town. Thanks to those that gave encouragement throu ...

Olga on Investments: What’s your probability of success?

What are the chances that retirement savings run out at age 85? This sort of the question is what Monte Carlo simulations help individuals answer. In my opinion, they are probably ...

The Real McCoy: What’s wrong with an open listing?

Dear Kari, My boyfriend and I are first time home sellers. We need the most money out of our home so that we can keep our house payments lower in our next home. We both have been ...

On the Town: Christmas is time to count, share your blessings

Thursday is Christmas. So first of all, I’d like to wish the readers of On The Town a very, Merry Christmas. Like most years, as I look back, there have been plenty of ups a ...

From Where I Sit: Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

So here it is, Christmas 2014. It’s the same thing every year – I start off early, earlier than most, listening to Christmas music on October 25. At that point the enti ...

Olga on Investments: Understanding bonds

If you’re considering the purchase of an individual bond or even a bond mutual fund, one of your first concerns will be its yield. However, when comparing various yields, you ...

From Where I Sit: Is it just me, or is this Joel’s Column?

I still think and talk about our recent trip back to Baltimore, but life goes on and I don’t want to belabor the point. It is akin to “in the olden days” when fol ...

The Real McCoy: Model home agent representation

Dear Kari: I am a fairly new real estate agent and would like to have your advice. I was talking with my cousin and he said he is going to buy a new home. I asked if I could be hi ...

Children just want to be happy

Last week, I was shocked to learn that a 12-year-old Folsom boy, Ronin Shimizu, committed suicide because he was bullied. In processing this terribly sad news, I can’t stop w ...