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Practical Money Matters - What You Can Learn From Your Tax Return

Tax time may be over, but before you store your return in the attic, take a moment to review it. According to the California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org), you can discover a lot in your return about your financial situation and identify changes that will improve your tax outlook before it's time to file next year's return.

May 09, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views


Community Corner - What’s Growin’ On?

What is the Farm Bureau? Farm Bureau is a nationwide, grassroots, non-profit membership organization that works on behalf of farmers and ranchers to protect their way of life and insure an opportunity to successfully compete in today's world.

May 09, 2012 | Tom Orvis Stanislaus County Farm Bureau | Other Views


Practical Money Matters - Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn't had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake?

May 02, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


For Your Informaton - Do Your Part For Earth Day

As Earth Day is celebrated, we are reminded of the importance of finding sustainable and environmentally friendly energy solutions for ourselves and future generations. One simple step you can make toward a more energy efficient home is with the air conditioning system.

April 25, 2012 | Noe Pena Aire Serv Representative | Other Views


More On Medicare - How Medicare Covers Hospice Care

Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, both for the patient and his or her loved ones.

April 18, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views


Practical Money Matters - Put Your Tax Refund To Work

If you're among the millions of Americans expecting an income tax refund this year, you've probably already filed your 2011 return and are eagerly awaiting the money. But if you haven't already mentally spent your refund on a guilty pleasure, here are several great ways to better put that money to work for you:

April 04, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


Guest Opinion - A Time For Cautious Celebration

March marks Women's History Month, a celebration of women's achievements and a reminder of the work that still must be done to ensure basic security and rights for women. Nowhere is this contrast more significant than in Afghanistan, where a successful transition to a sustainable peace hinges on the inclusion and equality of women.

March 28, 2012 | Sandy Pappas Women Legislator’s Lobby | Other Views


More On Medicare - What The Health Reform Law Does For Medicare

We hear a lot of back and forth these days about the Affordable Care Act – aka the federal health reform law – but not much about how it affects people with Medicare.

March 21, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views


COMMUNITY CORNER

My name is Lester Jenkins and I would like to share a little about myself and the Oakdale Police Department with all of you. I was recently named as Oakdale's Interim Police Chief, replacing Marty West, who was our chief for the last five years.

March 14, 2012 | LESTER JENKINS Interim Police Chief | Other Views


More On Medicare - Reducing Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Stroke

Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease.

February 29, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views


Money Management - Tax Tips For Military Service

Are you or a loved one serving in the military? If so, you may be aware that many tax laws are generally designed to make it easier to meet your tax obligations while serving your country. The California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org) provides an introduction to some key tax regulations affecting those in the armed forces.

February 22, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views


From The Bench - Small Claims – Big Headache

Why is Court so complicated? I just feel the frustration ooze out of the small claims litigants. Most folks who sue in small claims court sue on "principle" and firmly believe that they are in the right. The judge, however, must follow the substantive law. In small claims court, it is the legal procedures that have been modified or set aside to give folks easier access to the Courts.

February 08, 2012 | Nancy Williamsen Superior Court Commissioner | Other Views


Here's To Your Health

With American Heart Month and Valentine's Day in February, consider putting more focus on your heart this month. It's an opportunity to give loved ones a heart-healthy treat or engage in a heart-smart activity.

February 01, 2012 | Courtesy of Tops, Inc. | Other Views


More On Medicare - Getting Medicare-Covered Health Services At Home

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy.

January 25, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views


Money Management - Avoid Mistakes In Choosing A Tax Preparer

Did you know that you are legally responsible for everything on your tax return, even if another person prepared it for you?

January 18, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views


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Helping teens write new chapter after a mistake

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In 1964, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war. Not a foreign war to be waged against another country fought with soldiers, tanks and bombs, but ...

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Crowdfunding lends to need for financial literacy

Money makes the world go ’round. And because so much of what we all do revolves around money — making it, spending it, saving it and ...

August 11, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


How to address the Mediterranean refugee crisis

The European Union is in the midst of a crisis of conscience. From their headquarters in Brussels, EU leaders have spent years promoting a brand ...

August 10, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


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