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Olga on Investments: Roll It. Don’t Leave It.

There comes a time in our lives when we have to bid adieu to one of our biggest love-hate relationships: our job. Whether this breakup is voluntarily or involuntary, you have to go ...

Folsom stands tall in saving water, preventing leaks

California is experiencing the third year of a major and historical drought that will require businesses, farmers and homes throughout the state to stretch water supplies as much a ...

Participate in Community Service Day

More than 1,000 volunteers of all ages will don yellow Community Service Day t-shirts and join forces to complete a variety of service projects all over Folsom on Saturday morning, ...

Winners, more tickets and shower time

Just want to thank all the folks who entered the contest for tickets to the “Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills” festivities this weekend in Plymouth. The promoters se ...

The Real McCoy: Make or break the deal with an appraisal

Dear Kari, My husband and I just sold our home to a lovely couple with two young children. All the inspections have been accepted favorably, now we are at the point of our home be ...

Olga on Investments: Who decides where your money will go?

A big part of financial planning is centered on estate succession. Estate planning ranges from placing beneficiaries on accounts to making sure all the right documentation is in pl ...

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 ...