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The Real McCoy: Should you take a risk on that fixer-upper?

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 ...

From Where I Sit: ‘It’s not my fault,’ and all too common phrase

I try to do the right thing, but I do not always take the high road and shoulder the blame, even when the situation may be my fault. I’m not a sociopath or anything like that ...

On the Town: Highlighting active and healthy living for local families

I received this release the other day from the folks at Fairytale Town. I know it’s not a local venue, but after I read it I knew I had to share it with you. After all, I am ...

The Real McCoy: Why would a Realtor try to sell an overpriced listing?

Dear Kari, My husband and I wanted to sell our house and buy a one-level home. We interviewed three different Realtors and two of the Realtors had similar price suggestions, yet t ...

Olga on Investments: Understand S&P, Dow and Nasdaq

Oftentimes we look at financial websites and see the S&P 500, Dow and NASDAQ. Most people know that they are related to how the market is doing, but what do they represent? Wh ...

On the Town: What happened to Auburn Dam?

If you have a story you’d like to share, know of a new business opening up in town, would like to honor someone, enjoyed a great meal, found a special offer or just heard som ...

From Where I Sit: Look around, history is being made now

Last week I wrote about the goings-on in the swath of middle-eastern countries that currently takes up continuous American headlines. And although I’ve had time to think abou ...

The Real McCoy: Avoid lawsuits when selling

Dear Kari, My husband and I are in the midst of selling our home and our agent gave us a ridiculously huge stack of disclosure forms to fill out on our home. We have alw ...

Olga on Investments: Making the decision

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually make a choice. Often times we know what the issue is and where we want to be, but taking the dive and making changes is the hardest pa ...

From Where I Sit: Destructive museum trip

Like you, I am largely ignorant of all of the dynamics behind the goings on by what we now know as ISIS. All of us get our information second-hand, third-hand, or worse, through th ...