Credit Card Delinquencies Reach All Time Highs in Latest Fed Report

Credit Card Delinquencies Reach All Time Highs in Latest Fed Report

Philadelphia, PA…Nominal credit card balances moved up in the fourth quarter of 2023, establishing a new series high. Card utilization also rose, as is typical at year-end, and consumers with stretched credit lines drew further on those lines. Credit limits increased for more consumers than in the third quarter, especially for those with already-high credit […]

Women & Children’s Resource Fund Donates to CASA Program

Women & Children’s Resource Fund Donates to CASA Program

Jackson, CA…The Amador Community Foundation (ACF) has awarded a check for $2,300 to the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Amador and Calaveras, administered locally by Nexus Youth & Family Services in Jackson.  The award was made possible thanks to the Women & Children’s Support Resource Fund, an ACF donor-advised fund aptly named after […]

Stocks Enter Correction Territory ~ Sabrina Julian

Stocks Enter Correction Territory ~ Sabrina Julian

Murphys, CA…In their latest commentary, the Cetera Investment Management Team discusses the primary causes of the recent market weakness that has pushed the S&P 500 in correction territory. While markets will likely remain volatile, they highlight some positives that could shift investor sentiment. As always, please reach out to the office if you have any […]

Inflation is Still With Us as Shelter & Energy Lead CPI Index Higher

Inflation is Still With Us as Shelter & Energy Lead CPI Index Higher

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, after increasing 0.6 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 3.7 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for shelter was the […]

Calaveras Community Foundation Gains New Board Member

Calaveras Community Foundation Gains New Board Member

Angels Camp, CA…Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) welcomes its newest board member, Terri Tanner. Tanner has lived in Valley Springs since 2000 and worked as a high school college/career counselor until retiring from Calaveras Unified School District in 2023. She has over 20 years of experience helping youth in our community including fundraising, facilitating scholarship programs, public […]

H&R Block is Ready When You Are, California. California Tax Deadline is Oct 16!

H&R Block is Ready When You Are, California.  California Tax Deadline is Oct 16!

Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…We’re still here to help you get every dollar you deserve ahead of the Oct. 16 tax deadline. Drop in, Drop off or Make an Appointment NEW. .Ask about our “Digital Drop-off.” H&R BLOCK 471 S. Main St Angels Camp, CA 209-736-0474 11960 Hwy 88 Jackson, CA 209-223-2155 […]

Lunch & Learn & Plan Ahead for End of Life Expenses June 18 & 19

Lunch & Learn & Plan Ahead for End of Life Expenses June 18 & 19

San Andreas & Angels Camp, CA…Join San Andreas Memorial & Angels Memorial Chapels to learn how you can plan ahead, relieve your family of stress and avoid unnecessary funeral expenses. Let us help you plan ahead. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/rsvpplanahead WHEN & WHERE: San Andreas Memorial Chapel | July 18th, 2023 11am & 6pm Angels Memorial Chapel | […]

Help Support & Sponsor the Arnold Independence Day Parade! You Can Feel Like Superman Too!

Help Support & Sponsor the Arnold Independence Day Parade!  You Can Feel Like Superman Too!

Arnold, CA…GABA is a non profit & we can use your help! keeping these traditions going, & making new ones takes money. Many of the other parades are on county roads and costs are less to keep the traditions alive. The GABA Parade is right on Hwy 4 and our permit cost from Caltrans this […]

Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement & Holds Steady on Rates

Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement & Holds Steady on Rates

Washington, DC…Recent indicators suggest that economic activity has continued to expand at a modest pace. Job gains have been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inflation remains elevated. The U.S. banking system is sound and resilient. Tighter credit conditions for households and businesses are likely to weigh on economic activity, […]

Financial Advisor Sarah Oskey of Edward Jones Receives CFP Certification

Financial Advisor Sarah Oskey of Edward Jones Receives CFP Certification

Angels Camp, CA…Financial Advisor Sarah Oskey of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Angels Camp has received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM), or CFP®, certification, granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board). Becoming a CFP® professional expands a financial advisor’s knowledge base in the following areas: Financial management Tax-sensitive investment strategies […]

Your Local H&R Block is Your Home of Expert Tax Help!

Your Local H&R Block is Your Home of Expert Tax Help!

Angels Camp, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…Max refunds are knocking at your nearest H&R Block office. So if you still haven’t filed, make an appointment or c’mon in to get every dollar you deserve this Tax Season. https://hrblock.io/Appointment H&R Block Tax Preparation Office in Angels Camp, CA 471 S Main St Angels Camp, CA 95222 […]

Your Local H&R Block is Your Home of Expert Tax Help!

Your Local H&R Block is Your Home of Expert Tax Help!

Angels Camp, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…Max refunds are knocking at your nearest H&R Block office. So if you still haven’t filed, make an appointment or c’mon in to get every dollar you deserve this Tax Season. https://hrblock.io/Appointment H&R Block Tax Preparation Office in Angels Camp, CA 471 S Main St Angels Camp, CA 95222 […]

Your Local H&R Block is Your Home of Expert Tax Help!

Your Local H&R Block is Your Home of Expert Tax Help!

Angels Camp, Valley Springs & Ione, CA…Max refunds are knocking at your nearest H&R Block office. So if you still haven’t filed, make an appointment or c’mon in to get every dollar you deserve this Tax Season. https://hrblock.io/Appointment H&R Block Tax Preparation Office in Angels Camp, CA 471 S Main St Angels Camp, CA 95222 […]

Habitat for Humanity Bunco Tournament on March 6th!

Habitat for Humanity Bunco Tournament on March 6th!

Murphys, CA…Join the fun! Prizes for most Buncos, most wins, most losses. Refreshments provided. Wine available for purchase.. All proceeds benefit our Habitat projects to help bring safe and secure housing to Calaveras County residents. #calaverashabitat #habitatforhumanity #humanity #habitat #giveback #volunteer #community #essentialhomerepairs #affordablehousing #nonprofit #humanityfirst #humanitylove #donate #bunco #buncotourney #fundraiser #habitatfundraiser “We build strength, […]

Strong Economic Data Creates Fed Uncertainty ~ Sabrina Julian Investment Services

Strong Economic Data Creates Fed Uncertainty ~ Sabrina Julian Investment Services

Murphys, CA…In their latest commentary, the Cetera Investment Management Team discusses what is weighing on investors’ minds during this most recent market selloff. The Fed has entered a blackout period leading up to their meeting next week, so investors are left digesting better than expected economic data that could cause the Fed to be more […]

Inflation Pace Slows to 7.7% Annual Rate. Housing Costs Increased the Most!

Inflation Pace Slows to 7.7% Annual Rate.  Housing Costs Increased the Most!

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.  The index for shelter contributed over […]

2022 Year-End Tax Tips ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

2022 Year-End Tax Tips ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Murphys, CA…2022 Year-End Tax Tips: Here are some things to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year. 1. Defer income to next year Consider opportunities to defer income to 2023, particularly if you think you may be in a lower tax bracket then. For example, you may […]

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Another 3/4%

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Another 3/4%

Washington, DC…The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. […]

Ready to Begin a New Life? Live Your Dream!!

Ready to Begin a New Life? Live Your Dream!!

Arnold, CA… The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. You are eligible to apply if: ~ are a woman with primary […]

Wholesale Inflation Rates Inched Up 0.4% in September for 8.5% Annual Rate

Wholesale Inflation Rates Inched Up 0.4% in September for 8.5% Annual Rate

Washington, DC…The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices declined 0.2 percent in August and 0.4 percent in July. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the index for final demand advanced 8.5 percent for the 12 months […]

The 41st Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans. Total Wealth Dropped for First Time Since Great Recession!

The 41st Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans.  Total Wealth Dropped for First Time Since Great Recession!

New York, NY…Elon Musk Tops The Forbes 400 Ranking For The First Time Ever.  The Total Wealth Of The Forbes 400 And The Minimum Fortune To Make The Cut Drop For The First Time Since The Great Recession.  Forbes today released its 41st annual Forbes 400 list, the definitive ranking of the wealthiest people in America. […]

Yes on A! Campaign Hosts Town Hall Oct. 6 in Murphys! Increased Fire Protection for Everyone!

Yes on A! Campaign Hosts Town Hall Oct. 6 in Murphys!  Increased Fire Protection for Everyone!

Murphys, CA…The Calaveras Local Fire Protection Committee for Measure A will host a Town Hall at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall, 389 Main St., Murphys. The Town Hall offers a chance for voters to learn the details of Measure A, the Calaveras Local Fire Protection Tax Initiative. […]

Federal Reserve FOMC on Raising Interest Rates Another 3/4 Percent

Federal Reserve FOMC on Raising Interest Rates Another 3/4 Percent

Washington, DC…Recent indicators point to modest growth in spending and production. Job gains have been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inflation remains elevated, reflecting supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher food and energy prices, and broader price pressures. Russia’s war against Ukraine is causing tremendous human […]

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