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December 7, 2021

Financially Prepared Children

It’s May already and you know what that means… Pomp and Circumstance playing and kids in their caps and gowns graduating from high school and college and moving into the next phase of their life.

Ask Nicole: We are all Michelle Obama

I recently listened to Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. I was fascinated by her life and the depth of skills and experience she had before becoming the First Lady.

New County Homeless Funding

During the last week of January communities around the country conducted a federally-mandated point-in-time (PIT) count of their homeless populations.

The 100 year old Concrete Ship of Seacliff Beach

Seacliff Beach is unique because it has a fishing pier that extends out to a 100 year old concrete ship.

Ask Nicole: Quality time matters

I recently read that “According to a [2007] report by the A.C. Nielsen Company, parents spend only 39 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children.”

The Census — being counted matters!

Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. The next count will occur in a year and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses.

Where’s my refund?

We mentioned in our January article that many people were likely to be surprised that come tax filing time the refund that they have come to expect every year in the spring has evaporated, or worse yet, they now owe money to the IRS!

Saying goodbye

Name a brick for your family and become a permanent part of Aptos Village.

Steps to avoid outliving your money in retirement

The recent market volatility at the end of 2018 reminded us that markets don’t always behave as we would like. We’re sure that many people probably fell out of their chair after they opened up their Dec. 31 account statements.

Overview of current road funding and conditions

The Board of Supervisors recently received an overview of the condition of local roads, including a scoring measure called the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The PCI is a score from 0-100 that gives you a sense of the condition of local roads