Opinion

On the Town: Prequalified for this exclusive offer

Let me share a little humor with you. Many, many years ago, when our children were quite young, I made the ultimate decision to introduce them into the world of plastic — th ...

Olga on Investments: Receiving Social Security survivors benefits

Social Security is an important part of retirement income for many people. Yet in the unfortunate event of a death, what happens to those benefits? Social Security allows individu ...

The Real McCoy: Staging tips to win the sale

Dear Kari, My husband and I are going to be selling our home and we are concerned with all the horror stories we hear from our friends and family. We were wondering if there are i ...

Letter to the Editor: Conserving for others

Following are two direct quotes from the recent March 18 article about development south of Highway 50 and how the city plans to provide water for these 800+ new houses: “The ...

Letter to the Editor: No water for South of 50

Re: South of 50 develops for quality control, published March 18. As California endures a fourth year of drought with no end in sight, the City of Folsom is apparently charging fu ...

Letter to the Editor: Teachers deserve more

Folsom Cordova Unified is currently engaged in contract negotiations with all of its bargaining units (teachers, classified and administrative). Some of you might have recently not ...

Letter to the Editor: Get smoke out of homes

Exposure to tobacco smoke makes me very sick. It isn’t just a nuisance issue, it’s a poison issue. I live in a senior housing community in Folsom and have been exposed ...

Letter to the Editor: South of 50 a contaminated cash grab

Folsom expansion across Highway 50 seems like a cash grab. Of course luxury houses in the $750,000 range will be the first to come up on the hills above Placerville Road. Eventuall ...

Olga on Investments: Ins and outs of pension plans

For many years, pensions were the main source of retirement income besides Social Security. Yet pensions are becoming more and more scarce in the corporate world. Since many teache ...

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 ...