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Annuities: Only Under the Right Circumstances

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By Chris L. Meacham, CPA, Cornerstone Wealth Management Preparing for retirement is a priority when making decisions about how to invest your money. Annuities are one of the financial products sold with the aim of giving a person a steady cash flow during their retirement years. An annuity is a product sold by insurance companies [...]

RSF Association President’s Corner: Updates, accomplishments

At the annual homeowners meeting last week, which was well attended, I borrowed a quote from Henry Kissinger: “The smaller the pond the bigger the ripples.” Our hope is that on June 9, after the election, the ripples will subside and we will have two newly elected directors that will work in a meaningful way with the board to address all of the issues that face our community in a very informed, open, respectful and diligent manner.

RSF Association President’s Corner: Here are some facts

With the upcoming election there seems to be quite a lot of rumors, claims and/or campaign rhetoric, so here are some facts to help you hear clearly through all the noise:

Top 5 Tips for Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

Cooking Cedar Salmon on the Barbecue at the Outdoor Kitchen

By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In San Diego we are blessed with beautiful weather year-round. Since summer is right around the corner, most of us will be spending more time outdoors entertaining friends, enjoying the sunset, and dining al fresco under the stars. Because outdoor entertaining is such a large part of the southern California [...]

RSF Association President’s Corner: Pete Smith announces retirement; April 17 board meeting highlights

Last Thursday, April 17, Pete Smith announced that after 20 years of service he had decided to retire. I asked Pete if I could include something in my upcoming Review column and Pete expressed his feelings to me and others about retirement saying, “It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve the homeowners of Rancho Santa Fe and to work with such a fine and capable staff.” He also said that he was proud of all we have accomplished together, and that he felt that the goals he had set have been achieved. Pete told us, “It is hard to say goodbye, but the time is right for me to transition the role of manager. I am looking forward to traveling and enjoying more time with my family.”

RSF Association President’s Corner: April 3 RSF Association board meeting highlights

The April 3 RSF Association board meeting highlights are:

Your all volunteer board, based on a recommendation from the CDRC, approved the AT&T 4G LTE cellular antenna installation with the parapet screening wall atop the office building at the corner of La Flecha and Via de Santa Fe. The 4G antenna will provide upgraded cellular service throughout the Covenant, according to the predicted coverage map provided by AT&T. This is a much-needed upgrade.

Tax Strategies That Can Save You Money

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By Chris L. Meacham, CPA, Cornerstone Wealth Management If you are not waiting for K1s from private investments, most likely, you just finished your 2013 taxes; the last thing you want to do is start thinking about next year’s taxes. However, now, at the beginning of the year, is a good time to start thinking [...]

Parker Invites Community Builders to Leadercast

Graduation Education Path LEARN to LEAD

By Kevin Yaley, Head of School At Francis Parker School we seek to inspire and develop tomorrow’s leaders. Leadership doesn’t simply mean to be in charge. Leadership is inspiring others to take on challenges and reach beyond their expectations. That is why Parker is inviting San Diegans to attend Leadercast, a daylong leadership-building event on [...]

Introducing the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers’ Market: Being the Best and Doing the Most for the Covenant

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By Janet Lawless Christ We all know that Rancho Santa Fe is an amazing place to live. Now, it’s about to get better. On March 6, the Rancho Santa Fe Association approved a nine-month trial run for the Covenant’s very first weekly farmers’ market – an invaluable asset that will fortify our community spirit, health [...]

RSF Association President’s Corner: Update on Covenant issues

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The main takeaways from the RSF Association’s Board of Directors meeting held on March 20 were:

•Approximately 70 members registered to vote since the board’s voter registration initiative began three weeks ago. The board asked counsel to investigate the feasibility of making every Covenant member automatically registered to vote; a complex issue given roughly one third of the Covenant parcels are held in a trust or in a corporation and it is difficult to determine who’s the representative of that entity without that person coming forward and registering to vote.

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