Should you claim Social Security while working?

Many workers in their 60s are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, but aren’t ready … Read more

Fear of rising costs, testing delays, kill the buzz in California 6 months after marijuana was legalized

Six months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, consumers and the cannabis industry are … Read more

Business Notes for July 4, 2018

Local author to sign books in Jamestown Matt Peller, author of “Second Blossoming” and co-author … Read more

Report: Many Americans wrongly carry credit card balance

About 43 million Americans wrongly believe that carrying a balance on their credit cards will … Read more

Tuolumne County Land Transfers for July 4, 2018

The following is a list of real estate transactions logged from March 19 through March … Read more

A ‘ signal of recessions’ has the attention of Wall Street

You can try to play down a trade war with China. You can brush off … Read more

As crushing student debt keeps young people from saving, some employers step up to ease the squeeze

At 26, Rariety Monford worries far less about saving for retirement than paying down $60,000 … Read more

Here’s how the repeal of net neutrality could affect you

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet … Read more

A small business needs customers

SCORE is a national organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). … Read more

Business Notes for June 13, 2018

Sierra Cellars pairs wines with authors Sierra Cellars has joined with the Sonora Writers Group … Read more

Casino opens new poker room

Black Oak Casino Resort, an enterprise owned and operated by The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk … Read more

You might want to consider working a little longer before retirement

Saving and investing for retirement are important. But at a certain stage for most people, … Read more

Why families need a plan for caregiving

To find out more about caregiving, I spoke with Kamilah Williams-Kemp, 43, head of Northwestern … Read more

Getting down-payment help now, sharing gain later

For aspiring homeowners, coming up with a healthy down payment has long been the biggest … Read more

Business Notes for June 6, 2018

Annual Farm Tour set Saturday The Farms of Tuolumne County’s 10th annual Farm and Ranch … Read more

Want to make money like a CEO? Just work for 275 years

A Walmart employee earning the company’s median salary of $19,177 would have to work for … Read more

Annual Farm and Ranch Tour slated for June 9

The Farms of Tuolumne County’s 10th annual Farm and Ranch Tour will be held June … Read more

How to pay for grad school

Certain professions, such as medicine and law, require advanced training. Many others don’t. And if … Read more

Tuolumne County Land Transfers for April 23 through May 10, 2018

April 23, 20602 Nob Hill Circle, Groveland, $205,000 April 23, 16871 June Court, Sonora, $67,000 … Read more

Amazon trying out a new delivery spot, your car

Front porches? Naturally. Cubicles? Of course. Inside locked homes? Yes, that, too. Now add a … Read more

State-run IRAs can pay off for workers without savings

A new breed of state-based savings accounts can help workers prepare for retirement, in part … Read more

Business Notes for April 25, 2018

Farm Bureau to host Candidates Forum The Tuolumne County Farm Bureau will host a Candidates … Read more

Grocers seek new recipe for success with meal kits

If you want pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to cook and eat at home, your array … Read more

Business Notes for April 18, 2018

Crafty Chicks Road Show set Saturday Handmade, vintage, repurposed and upcycled items will be available … Read more

The long-term-care insurance dilemma

One of the most effective ways to protect your retirement savings from the high price … Read more

Credit card signatures are about to become extinct

For nearly a decade, Doug Taylor, a sales manager who travels often for work, has … Read more

Want to make employees more productive? Bring in the dogs

Hate leaving behind your furry friend while you trudge through the hours at work? Increasingly, … Read more

Take time to prep before writing a business plan

Each month, Tuolumne County SCORE provides a column in The Union Democrat on starting and … Read more

Business Notes for April 11, 2018

Funeral home hires new manager Heuton Memorial Chapel in Sonora has a new manager. Greg … Read more

Plan ahead to avoid higher Medicare premiums

You may be a couple of years away from claiming Medicare, but it’s not too … Read more

A cashless future

I didn’t mean to do it. It just sort of happened. But what began with … Read more

New tack store opens My Cottage Collection’s Equine Tack Shack will celebrate a grand opening … Read more

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