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High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are beginning to pull out their fall decorations and carve their pumpkins for Halloween as October speeds by. Pumpkin recipes are filling the...
Taxing thoughts: Now is a great time to organize your tax records
The time to organize your tax records is now. Waiting until the end of the year or, even worse, waiting until you are audited can lead to headaches. Here are some tips to...
Where in the World
Cruising and cruise ships have evolved over the years. Early cruise ships were exclusively for the ‘rich and famous’ where strolling on the deck, dressed to the nines, was...
High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real have spent this week reminiscing and trying to remember everything they did in high school. October is sure turning into one of the busiest...
Taxing Thoughts: What does the IRS have on you? Here is how you can...
There are multiple situations where you need to find out what the IRS knows about you. It could be for the purpose of obtaining a loan, refinancing your house, or...
Notes from the Fox Den
When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there...
Taxing thoughts: Your paycheck might be deceiving you
Major tax reform will have a noticeable impact on virtually all taxpayers this year. Will your total paycheck withholdings at the end of the year line up with the new...
High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are trying to get used to mud again after the long dry summer we had. Things are beginning to get a little soggy around here, but the creeks and...
Nichols’ 5 Cents
Don’t forget the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November election is Oct. 9. Early voting will be from Oct. 22-Nov. 6. If you have not registered to vote or...
Matt's Money; Dividend Investing: Small Payments Can Boost Returns
Owning shares of stock or stock funds might increase the value of your portfolio in one of two fundamental ways: capital appreciation (i.e., price increases) and dividend...
Taxing Thoughts
Picture this: for the past few years you’ve received your tax return and have had a small but nice refund. Now imagine your surprise, when next year, you are required to...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to the Fox Den! It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve written as things have been crazy busy, but there have been some very...


Taxing Thoughts: Hidden back to school tax deductions
Summer is coming to a close and the back-to-school advertising blitz is underway. Hidden in some of those school expenses are tax deductions you can take advantage of. Here...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real have gone to war over the past few weeks and its getting ugly as people battle for every blade of grass they have against wave after wave of army...
Where in the World
River cruises have become the fastest growing type of travel in the last several years. Traditional tour companies in business, for years, have added river cruises to their...