Opinion

From Where I Sit: Let’s stop the rude interruptions

I have an irritating habit, probably attributable to being raised on the east coast, of sometimes getting excited and interrupting whoever is on the other end of the conversation. ...

Olga on Investments: Your options for an old 401k

In today’s day and age, changing employers and careers is not uncommon. As individuals leave an employer, they are also posed with the question of what to do with their 401k. ...

The Real McCoy: Bridge loans, are they good for you?

Dear Kari, My husband and I have been discussing moving into a bigger home for a while now and finally last night he said let’s do it! The next day I called a real estate of ...

From Where I Sit: And now, here’s Sparky!

It has been over four years since Hooch, our Doberman, went running into the fields of dog heaven. Pets have a way of becoming their own special members of the family. We decided t ...

The Real McCoy: Advantages of working with a 1031 tax exchange

Dear Kari, My girlfriend at work who owns a second property has been bragging that she saved a bunch of money with this process she refers to as a 1031 tax exchange. How can I tak ...

City Scene: Community Service Day is on its way

On Sept. 19, the Folsom community is coming together again for the second annual Community Service Day—Folsom’s largest day of service and volunteerism. This is my favo ...

Honored, inspired, grateful

After nearly six years writing for the Folsom Telegraph and El Dorado Hills Telegraph newspapers, I have decided to move in a different direction with my career. Looking back at a ...

From Where I Sit: Just not feeling it

The human psyche is a funny thing. The Greek word for “soul,” transliterated “psuchay,” is the root for our English word “psyche” and its attend ...

Olga on Investments: Getting yourself to make the choice

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

The Real McCoy: The impact of a low appraisal

Dear Kari, We put our house up for sale with our agent and received and rejected three low offers within the first week. I think our agent was just a little upset over this. Then ...

Letter to the Editor: Daily stand against bullying an inspiration

My name is Kai Sheetz and I am a Boy Scout in Troop 134. I am 13 years old and I go to Folsom Middle School. When I get to school every morning there is this lady by the ...

Letter to the Editor: Green grass of Folsom

In response to the letter “Grass is greener at City Hall” regarding an overactive sprinkler runoff in front of City Hall’s green lawn, contrasting the b ...

From Where I Sit: Scattered summer surmisings

These are the dog days of summer. They are called this because these hottest days of the year occur when the dog star Sirius is rising at sunrise. I’m not intelligent enough ...

The Real McCoy: Pest control work, who pays?

Dear Kari: My husband and I have had our home for sale for four months. We finally got an offer which about gave my husband a heart attack as it was so low. We tried counteri ...

Olga on Investments: Now that I am retiring, shouldn’t I be moving money into cash?

This idea stems from the thought that as we approach our life goal, we may want to make our investments more conservative. This is done so that the money that has been saved is les ...