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Most of you reading this are probably saying saying “Heck, yes!” right now, but studies cast a shadow of doubt on that premise. In fact, people who win it big with the lottery (like the Powerball or mega jackpot – we’re not talking about a $50 scratcher ticket) often cite complications, problems...
  There are plenty of beautiful homes for us to gape at from afar, but professional athletes take the cake when it comes to luxury real estate.  With contracts sometimes up to tens of millions of dollars a year, these young, bold, and sometimes ego-driven stars acquire palatial estates without a ...
        Credit: Design by Todd Huschka of Studio Snaidero Wisconsin. Photo by Landmark Photography.   Futuristic Kitchen Designed by Pininfarina, the same firm that designs Ferraris, this kitchen's showstoppers are the high-gloss metallic-finish cabinets and the "acropolis," an aviation-inspired ...
CNN Money has released their list of the 100 best companies to work for, with a good dose of California firms ranking highly.  This list, based on 2012 data and standards, is based on a partnership between Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute, who conducts a thorough survey of c...
Our beloved Placer County, officially the County of Placer, is like no place else in the United States.  Nestled in the foothills spanning from metro Sacramento to the vistas of Lake Tahoe.  Originally named after the Placer Mining Company, the county incorporated in 1851, holding the county seat...
Here in Placer County, California, the average home sells for $350,000.  We have our share of beautiful, higher-end luxury properties as well, but we still can't compare to these top 10 most expensive home listings in the country.  They range from rural Wyoming to posh Beverly Hills, trendy Miami...
I can't believe it's already October, the time of year when the leaves hint at changing colors, we put on a sweater on chilly nights, and the kids have been back to school for a few weeks.  When it comes to those schools, it's nice to know they are in the best learning environment possible, and o...


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