Mind Your Own Business
May, 2023 - Issue #220

Consumer Guide Awards Acura Models "Best Buy" Status Over Nine Years
The 2023 Acura MDX, RDX and TLX have been named Consumer Guide Best Buys, an accolade that recognizes vehicles for their exceptional performance, features, accommodations, fuel efficiency, resale value and price. These vehicles represent a smart choice for those seeking a luxury vehicle that doesn't compromise on practicality, value or style.
The 2023 Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, was named in the Premium Midsize Crossover category for the eighth time in nine years. This prestigious award highlights the MDX's excellence in providing drivers with a comfortable, spacious ride that doesn't compromise on performance or fuel efficiency. The 2023 Acura RDX, with its powerful turbocharged engine and sleek design, was named in the Premium Compact Crossover category for the ninth year in a row. The RDX is lauded for its reliability, versatility and impressive handling, making it a top choice for those seeking a luxury SUV that delivers a dynamic driving experience. Finally, the 2023 Acura TLX was named a Premium Midsize Car Best Buy for the ninth consecutive year. With its blend of style, performance and practicality, the TLX is a standout in its category, providing drivers with a luxurious ride that doesn't break the bank.
For over 50 years, Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most trusted names in the automobile industry, providing drivers with unbiased reviews and recommendations for the best cars on the market. Acura's continued success in receiving Best Buy Awards is a testament to their commitment to producing top-quality vehicles. Car buyers trust Acura to deliver exceptional performance, features, accommodations, fuel efficiency, resale value and price across its entire range of vehicles.
Valencia Acura 255-3000

Wellness Mobile IV Drip is your New Favorite
Holistic Solution for At-Home Personalized Vitamins

Love the effects of IV nutrition therapy - but don't enjoy having to leave the house when you're feeling less energetic? Wellness Mobile IV Drip, headquartered in Santa Clarita, is a mobile IV vitamin therapy company that also offers white glove customized IV drips and nutrition IM shots in the comfort of your own home.
Patients choose IV drip therapy because the treatment introduces highly-concentrated vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream, reducing potential damage to your liver that over-the-counter pills may cause. IV drips also help reduce the likelihood of gastrointestinal discomfort while giving your body exactly what it needs, almost immediately! What's also cool: Your body absorbs approximately 90 percent or more of the vitamins and nutrients through an IV drip versus the average 10 percent to 25 percent from over-the-counter vitamins.
Wellness Mobile IV Drip

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In Family Court and at Home - Pettiness can Cost You
by Denise Lite
When I was growing up, parents often told their children: "Pretty is as pretty does." It meant that our actions are the true indication of our "beauty," not what we look like on the outside.
If you're in the midst of family court proceedings, it may benefit you to alter the saying to, "petty is as petty does." When emotions are running high, it's easy to get caught up in things that - at least to the court and your kid - don't really matter much.
So - what's "petty," anyway? If it's a complaint that's not part of your custody agreement; if it's not impacting the health or wellness of your child; and if it's likely rooted in your general disdain of your ex... it likely can be found on the petty scale.
While there are exceptions to every rule, there are some common "petty" complaints that usually should stay out of court.
Frustrated that the clothes you send with your child to your co-parent's house aren't always returned? That's something you could try to resolve via a brief, polite text exchange. Mad that your little one has started calling their stepparent "mom" or "dad?" If your child made that choice on their own, it's probably best to bite your tongue. Angry that your ex will be attending your kid's performance - that you didn't invite them to? If they're not restrained, your child will likely be thrilled to have both parents cheering them on - so smile and take some group photos if you're capable, too.
In short, skip the "petty" and work with your legal team to focus on the big issues. You'll likely save money on legal fees and you'll avoid the risk of frustrating the judge.
Denise Lite, Esq. 877-317-8080

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The Kathy Watterson Team - Santa Clarita Finishes "Top 2" Company Wide in Sales
RE/MAX of Santa Clarita again named The Kathy Watterson Team - Santa Clarita as "Top 2" in company-wide sales in 2022.
"It was a team effort and we couldn't have done it without the support, loyalty and referrals of our valuable family, friends and clients," says Kathy Watterson.
The news gets better, too. Chris Wells, a realtor with the Kathy Watterson Team, was awarded the 2022 RE/MAX Philanthropic Award. "Chris's tireless efforts on behalf of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles have made a lasting impact on our community. We couldn't be more proud to have Chris on our team. His dedication and hard work are an inspiration," says Watterson.
Kathy Watterson is the associate broker of
Kathy Watterson Real Estate Team at
RE/MAX Santa Clarita 510-0321

Estate Planning Before Vacation
Summer is quickly arriving. It's time to start planning trips and vacations. While nobody wants to imagine a tragedy occurring during a vacation, it is a good idea to make sure an estate plan is in place before getting in the car or plane.
Some assets, such as insurance policies and bank accounts, can name beneficiaries who will inherit without need for probate. It is best to make sure those beneficiary designations are up to date. If a beneficiary is deceased or is too young to claim the property, it may need to go through probate court to determine who is the heir.
Real property, such as a house, should be in a revocable living trust designed to avoid probate. A trust can also manage the property where an heir is too young, too disabled or too irresponsible to manage the property for themselves.
In the event of incapacity, a power of attorney and advanced healthcare directive can empower others to make decisions when you cannot. It can also allow them to access bank and retirement accounts that would be otherwise unavailable without a court-ordered conservatorship.
Getting an estate plan together is a good way of protecting your family during and after your vacation. Instead of worrying about life's what-ifs, you can focus on making memories with the people you love.
Law Attorney Michael Yeager 471-2177
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