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So You’re Thinking About an ADU

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

With San Diego’s aggressive promotion of Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs), the topic of owning rental properties has come up a lot recently. Besides the need for additional housing here (and just about every other major metropolitan area in the country), there are some key advantages to owning rental properties, namely: That said, owning and renting […]

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San Diego Humane Society Has a Crisis Situation

| December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Humane Society is seeing the number of dogs in its care remain at unprecedented levels. Since last November alone, they’ve seen a 30 percent increase in the number of dogs entering its shelters, with a current population of 580 canines. 175 of those dogs have been with them for more than 50 […]

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Sharing Passwords Among Family Members

| October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

When my father passed away a few years ago, my brother and I began to take a more active role in helping my mother. This included everything from helping her manage her cable and WiFi to banking to going with her to doctor appointments. At some point, every single one of these activities requires a […]

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Getting the Most Out of Retirement

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Rick Brooks Did you know that the fastest growing demographic group in the United States is people over the age of 85? As health care improves, people are living longer. Most people today can expect to spend about one quarter to one third of their lives in retirement. Which begs the question: are you […]

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The Debt Ceiling Debate

| June 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

There are a LOT of things I would rather be discussing right now, but because Washington is what it is, the raising of the national debt limit is back on the front pages as the hot topic du jour. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. So, here’s a little background on why we […]

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Continuing Care Communities

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are communities designed for seniors that offer a range of services, from independent living to assisted living, nursing care and even memory care. These communities are becoming increasingly popular as seniors look for ways to maintain their independence and quality of life as they age. They are one option in […]

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Small Business Owners Speak to Legislators about Lawsuit Abuse

| April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>Small Business Owners Speak to Legislators about Lawsuit Abuse</strong>

This past March, small business owners from throughout California traveled to the State Capital to share their personal stories of lawsuit abuse with legislators who serve on both the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees.  They took time from their busy schedules to help promote balance for California’s civil justice system. Their compelling accounts ranged from […]

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Can We Rely on Government Officials to Be Taxpayer Advocates?

| February 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

For any of us who subscribe to Nextdoor, which was initially a good site to seek information on neighborhood services and make connections, it’s become hot with negative comments about City Hall, primarily with our elected officials who have elected to ignore the concerns of San Diegans. One of the recent comments was about the […]

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Homelessness Program Accountability Measure Clears 2nd Hurdle

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilkannounced that his legislation to add clarity and accountability to California’s efforts to address homelessness has earned bipartisan support and recently passed 4 to 0 out of the Senate Committee on Human Services.  “I am pleased to see this measure receive bipartisan support. There seems to be a growing consensus that […]

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To Roll or Not to Roll; What to do With Your 401(k)

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every year, millions of Americans change jobs or retire and leave the workforce entirely. Most are faced with a seemingly inconsequential choice: what to do with your company 401k plan. Almost every financial advisor (including yours truly) will recommend rolling funds out of your company retirement plan and into a rollover IRA (that they can […]

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