Absolutely Fabulous TheHappiest Place in HB for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous stayed above the fray and blossomed while the rest of the gift industry flounders? “That’s easy,” responds Diane Silverstein, owner of the iconic Huntington Beach-based Absolutely Fabulous gift boutique, “quality, selection, price range, and ease of shopping.” After many visits to her “absolutely fabulous” gift and décor … [Read More...]

Why Roth IRA Conversions May Now Be Advantageous

Thanks to a couple of factors, some investors are thinking about this move before 2020 ends. Roth IRAs have attracted retirement savers since their introduction in 1998. They offer the potential for tax-free retirement income, provided Internal Revenue Service rules are followed. Do Roth IRAs seem even more attractive these days? Perhaps. You can cite two factors: current tax rates and the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for … [Read More...]

Systematic Withdrawals In Retirement

Many of us grew up with the concept that making regular, periodic contributions to our retirement account was a sound investment strategy. The idea was that, in a fluctuating market, regularly investing a set amount would enable an individual to buy more shares when prices were low and fewer shares when prices were high.¹ Does this mean that taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement makes similar good sense? Actually, it … [Read More...]

Reading Takes You Everywhere at the Orange Public Library

Readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the Orange Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Club. The theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere”, focuses on the excitement of exploration and new discoveries to be found in books, libraries, communities, and beyond. Summer Reading Club begins on Saturday, June 16 and ends July 28, at all three Orange Public Library locations. During the program participants can register as readers and … [Read More...]

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Health & Wellness

Women’s Perspectives and Behavior on Bladder Control Problems – Are you ‘Coping’ with Symptoms?

Bladder control problems are one of the most common health concerns for women. More than 50 million American women experience one or more bladder control symptoms like frequency, urgency, stress or urge urinary … [Read More...]

City of Hope Orange County and Newport Beach Businesses Share Hope for a Cancer-Free OC

Hang T. Dang, D.O., breast surgical oncologist, stands in front of the HOPE letters outside City of Hope Newport Beach on Avocado Avenue. City of Hope Orange County rallied community leaders to raise their … [Read More...]

SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

FOUR FACTS TO PREVENT ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As always, I remind men that it is time to schedule their annual prostate cancer screening exam. Please … [Read More...]

Is Your Family Complete? His and Her Options…Which is Best?

There are two general classes of birth control: reversible and permanent. The principal permanent birth control method for women is called tubal ligation or a “tubal.” Permanent birth control for men is … [Read More...]