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Olga on Investments: Strategies to deal with debt

Paying off debt is a concern for many people. For some, debt may be preventing them from saving for goals like retirement. For others, debt is eating up the cash that they need in ...

From Where I Sit: Is there such a thing as a ‘safe’ neighborhood?

They’re out there. The bad guys are out there. Takers, losers, thieves and cheats, yes, even killers. Often when some awful story unfolds in the news about some heinous act, ...

The Real McCoy: Should a seller counter a low offer?

Dear Kari, I listed my home with my Realtor and after a few days I received a good news call from him telling me I have two offers on my home. My mindset was filled with excitemen ...

Olga on Investments: Medicare finally made easy

Medicare can be a significant portion of many people’s retirement plans. There are two parts to Medicare, which are titled A and B. When an individual becomes of full Social ...

On the Town: Last week’s column confirmed

Just for the record My son Eric, who resides in Virginia, reads my column either on Facebook or on the Folsom Telegraph website. He called the other day to tell me he read the Ha ...

From Where I Sit: Remember Khrista Ibarolle, and live

Three local eateries, three stories, one happy, two sad. The two sad ones will bookend a happy one in the middle. So did you see where Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar in the Pa ...

The Real McCoy: Divorced, spouse keeping the house!

Dear Kari: My husband and I are going through a divorce and I have the opportunity to keep the house and to buy him out. My family is telling me to sell the house; I am just not s ...

Olga on Investments: Funding your future with savings

With the holidays slowly getting behind us, it’s hitting people that their savings are fleeting, as well. Yet with the New Year come new resolutions and new ways to better ou ...

From Where I Sit: An exercise in backward contemplation

Last year I did a little research and from it wrote about various years that ended with “14.” Here at the start of 2015, let’s do it again. Napoleon was the domi ...

On the Town: Climb to new heights to start the new year off right

Christmas has come and gone. The new year, 2015, is here. Now maybe we can get settled back into a much less hectic environment. And on that note, may I recommend a hike to Half D ...