Avoid These Financial Traps

They May Be Hazardous to Your Wealth. Managing finances responsibly takes a lot of time — and experience. Learn from your mistakes and try to avoid the traps described here. Money. It’s hard to get and easy to lose. It doesn’t take long for the wealth you’ve accumulated to disappear if you don’t manage your […]

Australian Swim School Celebrating 40 Years of Swim Safety in Orange County!

I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance class, soccer practice and piano lessons. So, when we found Australian Swim School’s […]

Concierge Podiatry & Spa Newport Beach

Revolutionizing the Nail and Foot Care Industry If you haven’t seen the popular television series Parks and Recreation, we need to talk. But what I really need to know is if you’ve heard the popular phrase coined on the show: “treat yo’ self”. For its creators, that means a cashmere scarf or crystal brooch when […]

Little to Lose & A Lot to Gain: Why Everyone Should Weight Train

Growing older brings about numerous physiological changes including less-flexible muscles, sagging skin, slower metabolic processes and weight gain. Other changes might include bone deterioration and less efficiency of the heart; so finding the motivation to get in shape and stay healthy is crucial to help alleviate or prevent some of these issues. Though we believe […]

Concierge Podiatry for Kids

A simple solution for life-changing results If your child has flat feet, feet that turn in or turn out or complains of foot, knee, leg or back pain, the solution could be as simple as custom orthotics inserted into their shoes. Ivar Roth, DPM of the Beach-based Concierge Podiatry is the only podiatrist in Orange […]

5 Points Plaza: Surf City’s Signature Shopping & Dining Destination

One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given is this: when traveling or looking for amazing shopping and dining hotspots, always ask the locals where they go. Nothing beats a great local reputation – and few retail developments in Huntington Beach have enjoyed such a long history of success as Surf City’s […]

Reverse Mortgage Update – Q & A with Howard Platte, Golden Empire Mortgage

The reverse mortgage products offered today have gone through a major makeover of sorts in recent years in the pursuit of consumer protection. The overwhelming majority of the reverse mortgages originated in recent years are the FHA Insured Reverse Mortgage product known as the HECM, an acronym for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. These are some […]

Preferred Kitchen and Bath – Different by Design

Beautiful, affordable kitchens and baths from people you can trust by Ann Laurence • photography by Melisa Chandler, Chandler Photography As women, we care. It’s in our nature. We tirelessly look after the countless details of raising our children, maintaining our homes and furthering our careers. The women at Preferred Kitchen and Bath take this […]

Don’t Wish for It, Work for It

By Paul and Carolyn Fetters Where do you want to be 12 months from now health-wise? God willing that year will come anyway whether you are taking care of yourself or not. Would you like to be 20, 30, even 50 or 100 lbs lighter and 100% stronger? I think that most people who start […]

Q & A with Al Hensling, President of United American Mortgage

With conventional financing at all-time lows of as little as 3% down, OC families look to purchase or refinance in the new year. By many industry seers’ accounts, families will be back in the market for homes in 2015. Is your family one of them? Before you pull the trigger, Al Hensling, President of United […]