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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Chris Olsen: Be financially prepared for the future

I am concerned about educating my children, retirement and what would happen if my husband or I were to have a pre-mature death. Where do I get answers for how to best prepare for my future?

Posted: June 21, 2016
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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Bryan Hickingbottom: The benefits of real estate investment trusts

I am considering investing a portion of my portfolio in real estate, but I don’t really want to be a landlord. I have been hearing about REIT’s. What are they and how do they work?

Posted: June 14, 2016
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Thursday 06/09/2016
Dale Immekus: Don’t be caught off guard when it comes to taking care of parents

My parents are getting older and soon they may not be able to take care of themselves. What can I do to make sure that have the care and support they may need?

Posted: June 09, 2016
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Lodi Leadership class gets close-up look at health and fire safety

For the Lodi Leadership Lodi Class of 2016, Health and Fire Safety Day began at Lodi Memorial Hospital.

Posted: June 09, 2016
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Lodi wines win big at fair

The accolades keep pouring in for the Lodi wine region, with five local wineries earning 46 awards during El Dorado County Fair's 28th Annual Open Wine Competition.

Posted: June 09, 2016
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Friday 06/03/2016
Chris Olsen: Don't wait to save for college

I have a young child and am concerned about how much it will cost to pay for college. What is the best option to save for college?

Posted: June 03, 2016
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Chris Olsen: How to be financially prepared for a parent with dementia

My Mother seems to be in the early stages of Dementia? What should I do?

Posted: June 03, 2016
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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Dale Immekus: The importance of designating beneficiaries

Why are beneficiary designations important?

Posted: April 26, 2016
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Friday 04/08/2016
New cross training center flexes muscles in Lodi

In an unassuming storefront on Kettleman Lane stands The Shop, a new “functional cross training center.” But according to the center’s managers, this isn’t just a run-of-the-treadmill gym or cross training facility.

Posted: April 08, 2016
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Tuesday 04/05/2016
Dale Immekus: Know your options when it comes to life insurance

What considerations should I make when looking for life insurance?

Posted: April 05, 2016
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Thursday 03/31/2016
California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor.

Posted: March 31, 2016
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Leadership Lodi class finds its calling at Lodi Memorial Hospital

Leadership Lodi’s weekend retreat ended in a unanimous decision to enhance the environment of the Lodi Memorial Hospital emergency room. The class goal is to partner with the Lodi Memorial Foundation to provide a welcoming child-friendly environment. The project was one of several presented to the class on March 8, 2016 by 18 worthy non-profit organizations.

Posted: March 31, 2016
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Tuesday 03/29/2016
Money Talk: Options limited for setting up a retirement plan for 2105 tax year

I own a small business, filing as a Schedule C, and would like to set up a pension to reduce my 2015 taxes. Is that still an option?

Posted: March 29, 2016
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Sunday 03/27/2016
Money Talk: Determining the best way to draw minimum distribution

I am required to take money from my IRA for the required minimum distribution. What is the best way to do that?

Posted: March 27, 2016
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Money Talk: Financing short-term debt can lead to long-term problems

How should I prioritize my debt?

Posted: March 27, 2016
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Wednesday 12/23/2015
Money Talk: Knowing when to invest, when to save

Q: Is there ever a time when it’s best to sock money away?

Posted: December 23, 2015
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Wednesday 12/02/2015
Money Talk: How should Millennials plan for retirement?

Q: As a Millennial, how should I plan for retirement?

Posted: December 02, 2015
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Money Talk: How drawing both a pension and Social Security affects retirement

Q: I’ve had long tenures in both the public and private sectors, drawing both a pension and Social Security. How will this affect me in retirement?

Posted: December 02, 2015
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Tuesday 10/20/2015
Long John Silver’s closes Lodi store due to drop in sales

Long John Silver’s on Lodi Avenue has officially closed on Monday after having been in Lodi since 1978.

Posted: October 20, 2015
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Tuesday 09/29/2015
Pat Patrick: New Lodi company blasts the little beasties

The staff at the News-Sentinel has asked me to share a little of what I hear and see as I move about in the community, things you might or might not know about. I do get around Lodi and know almost as many people as a mayor might. Of course I cannot tell you some things I know, I would be breaking confidences, and I don’t repeat hearsay as that will get me in trouble.

Posted: September 29, 2015
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