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Identity Theft

Author: Stephanie Derammelaere
Oct, 2018 Issue

When Santa Rosa resident Lexie Pence received a notice in the mail from Cream’s Towing Company with information about how much it would cost and where to pick up her truck that was towed, she thought it was some kind of mistake. She didn’t have anything towed, and she didn’t even own a truck. She called Cream’s and was informed that the truck in question indeed was registered to her. All of a sudden, she put two and two together. She had lost her license a couple weeks earlier. At the time, she thought she had simply misplaced it, but later discovered she had accidentally dropped it, as well as a debit card, in a store parking lot.

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Creating Your Financial Future Now

Columnist: Chuck Root
Oct, 2018 Issue

Why is it that 97 percent of the population is unable to retire at a desired income? You can think all day about retirement, but if you don’t take action, your dreams will go nowhere. Having worked with people for more than 50 years, I’ve learned that there are often three roadblocks that get in the way of planning your future—the context of your life, complacency and failure to set goals. Let’s take a look at each, and see what can be done to make changes to make sure your future turn out the way you want.

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The Wine Label and Your Finances

Columnist: Monty & Sara Preiser
Mar, 2018 Issue

Picture a leisurely trip to the wine store to purchase a bottle of WXYZ Zinfandel. Your clerk says he would be happy to get it for you, but asks whether you prefer the entry level, the Estate, a Reserve, or an Old Vines. Since the price of each category is higher than the last, your simple trip to buy a bottle for burger night is no longer so easy. Should you pay the extra money? Is each wine truly better than the one named before? And, maybe the most important question, “Even if each bottle is somewhat better, is the more expensive one worth the price differential?”

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The Art of Investing Today

Columnist: Tim Delaney
Jul, 2017 Issue

The investment industry has changed over the last few decades. Academic research regarding stocks and investment management has spurred on these changes. One of the implications from extensive research is that professional money managers cannot consistently outguess and beat the stock market. \JDH Wealth Management is now in its 18th year of business. When I look back over those years, I’m amazed at where we started and where we are today. I also think back to the many changes to our world during this time.

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8 Tips for Couples to Improve Financial Communication

Author: Ryan Mason
NB Persepective, Jan, 2017

8 Tips for Couples to Improve Fiancial Communication.

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Building is Back

Author: Cerissa Kim and Petter Westby
Sep, 2016 Issue

North Bay construction is on the rise after several slump years.      

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Guest Column: Measuring the Stock Market

Author: Ryan Mason
Jul, 2016 Issue

There are myriad market indices, and it may seem like they’re all measuring the same thing. However, each index evaluates the market in a different way.

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Making an Impact

Author: Gerald W. Haslam
Jan, 2016 Issue

Bonny Meyer is putting her money where her mouth is in an attempt to leave Earth a better place than it was when she arrived.

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In this Issue

First Street Napa

A number of new businesses opened in First Street Napa this fall, boosting pedestrian traffic downtown and tax revenue for the City of Napa. The recent arrivals included lululemon, Maker’s Marke...

Business As Usual

One year after the Wine Country wildfires, both Sonoma and Napa are still suffering afterburn when it comes to tourism. The old adage is that “perception is reality,” and that is keeping ...

Age Friendly Cities

Marin and Sonoma counties have official Age-Friendly status, and Live Healthy, an initiative of Napa County’s Livable Communities, is incorporating the same elements to develop new strategies fo...

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