I came across data from the Federal Reserve that compares the ownership of assets in the U.S. by wealth percentile (the top 1%, the next 10%, the next 40% and the remaining 50%). To add some flavor, we’ll name these the Elite, the Successful, the Middle Class and the Lower Income cohorts.

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Areté Dance Center’s new kids and teens program is all about trying different dance forms. The goal of the program, according to owner Kristina Mola Kuvshynov, is to build a well-rounded young dancer by offering a variety of dance styles ranging from ballroom to ballet.

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The American Society of Interior Designers recently honored Vicky Tsai with its Gold Award for commercial design for her work on Hiroshi, the Japanese restaurant in downtown Los Altos.

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Scammers have long impersonated government officials, but their new tactics are more intimidating than ever before, according to the Better Business Bureau.

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During the pandemic, many people started new projects to keep themselves busy. But for 12-year-old Yash Maheshwari, that project wasn’t knitting or baking the perfect loaf of bread; Yash started a business, designing and selling his own card game.

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new text message scam that seems so innocent, it’s tempting to reply. The con artists are using phony “wrong number” texts to lure victims into conversation and falling for a scam, according to the BBB.

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I have written often about the value of keeping one’s investment portfolio well-diversified across numerous investment asset classes. But diversifying your portfolio with respect to income taxes also can be a valuable way of maximizing the wealth you get to keep.

A question I get asked fairly regularly: “Is it really necessary to stage my house for sale in this market where it seems like every house sells in a week or two?”

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San Francisco-based Boba Guys has soft-opened its tea shop in Tin Pot Creamery’s former location on State Street in Los Altos, with initial hours 1-6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

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If you want to make a change in your professional life, hiring a career coach can help you clarify your goals and identify any obstacles. He or she can also offer valuable insights and specific steps to help you get where you want to be.