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

Is the Trump boom making it harder to see the next recession?

When big shifts like recessions are on the way, economists just aren’t very good at … Read more

Aging alone? Here’s how to plan for later years

Sarah Peveler lacks a support system that many older people count on: their adult children. … Read more

Tips get protection under budget bill

The $1.3 trillion budget bill passed last week will give stronger protections for the tips … Read more

Why the tax law might make your car payments go up

As the U.S. economy slowly recovered from the Great Recession over the past decade, the … Read more

Insurance is that rare product that you buy hoping you never have to use it. … Read more

Business Notes for March 21, 2018

Ice cream shop opens in Angels Camp A new business in downtown Angels Camp recently … Read more

Small Business Needs: Money!

This is article No. 8 of a monthly series published by SCORE. In December, we … Read more

Labor Department plan could let the boss pocket the tip

The Trump administration is moving to give restaurants and other employers more control over workers’ … Read more

Retirement: Use your second act to make a difference

An interview with Marci Alboher, vice president of, a nonprofit that encourages baby boomers … Read more

Consumer confidence helps, until it doesn't

Amid the constant turmoil in domestic and global politics these days, the economy’s steady expansion … Read more

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