Ian Filippini: Getting to Know Santa Barbara: Great history Attractions

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Getting to Know Santa Barbara: Great history Attractions

Santa Barbara’s history dates back to the 1500s when the land was first occupied by Native Americans, then taken over by Spaniards. A turn of events lead to the territory later being developed by America, and the city has since been a beautiful coastal city in California known for its subpar ambiance and upscale luxuries. For those who are interested in the exciting history of the city, many attractions in the area make it possible to learn. Take a look at some of the top attractions for history buffs in the city. Ian Filippini, the president of Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. recommends a visit to each and every one of the following attractions.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

The SB Historical Museum provides a showcase of exhibits and artifacts that reflect the rich history of the city.  You will find many furnishings, artifacts, displays, photographs and more inside of this museum, some that date back to the very beginning of the city’s history. The museum is open daily and if you want to get an inside glimpse of the city, this is one place that you will want to visit.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Here you can not only enjoy some of the history of the city, but also view spectacular pieces of art from around the world. There are works that date back for the last 5,000 years on proud display at this museum, and there are nearly 30,000 works inside of the building. Some are from local artists, others come from around the world.

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

The County Courthouse still functions today serving the needs of the local government. However, a step inside can also help you discover plenty about the history of the city. The Courthouse features old Spanish style architecture as well as lush gardens and more.

Santa Barbara Mission

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara will tell you that the mission is of great importance to the people of the city. The Mission is one of the oldest missions still in operation today, with a history that dates back hundreds of years. There are several ways to explore the rich history of the city at the mission, including through the museum as well as the grounds themselves.

Casa del Herro

Casa del Herro offers tours two days per week. This site was built in 1925, and much of the building remains unchanged all of these years later. The Spanish architecture stands out at the building, as does the colorful gardens and lush landscaping throughout.

State Street

In the center of downtown Santa Barbara, leading to the Pacific, is State Street, a street filled with shops, restaurants and more. The entire State Street area has buildings that have been a part of the city for a great number of years, each representing a different area and a different part of the history of the county. Not only does State Street provide an array of historical value for those interested, there is also plenty to see and do for adults and children alike. You do not want to miss a State Street visit!

Learning about Santa Barbara through these various attractions is a fun way to spend the day. These attractions are all family-friendly, and you will certainly enjoy learning and exploring with one another. After your visit, be certain to stop by Filippini Wealth Management Inc. to learn more about the financial services they offer. Mr. Filippini and his team of professional experts at Filippini Wealth Management Inc. will happily assist you with a broad range of services, including tax planning, insurance, estate planning, purchasing real estate, saving money and much more.

 


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Ian Filippini: Fun Festivals in Santa Barbara

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Fun Festivals in Santa Barbara

Who doesn’t love a good festival? If you are in the Santa Barbara area, many festivals come to the city each and every year. Whether you’re someone that enjoys the theater and arts, film, food or wine, these many festivals can provide you with a splendid time. While the list of festivals in the area is far too great to mention in one single article, Ian Filippini Santa Barbara doesn’t want you to miss out on all of the happenings. Take a look at some of the Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. president’s top recommended festivals and mark your calendars.

California Wine Festival

The California Wine Festival takes place each July, and as the name suggests, this event brings together hundreds to thousands of wine lovers from Santa Barbara and beyond.   The festival is the largest of its kind in all of California, and is filled with fun for all. Music, food, games, and wine are all a part of this celebration that you will not want to miss.

Earth Day Festival

The Earth Day Festival is a favorite of Ian Filippini Santa Barbara. This festival has been a tradition since 1969. The purpose is to bring awareness to the earth and how to make it a better place. The event takes place at the Alameda Park and has more than 200 different exhibits, all related to recycling and other ways to do your part to help the world.

Avocado Festival

This festival is known as the Avofest to the locals. It lasts for three days and features live music, avocado made foods, and fun for all ages. Many people are unaware that the city of SB is the third largest producer of avocados in the entire U.S.!

French Festival

The French Festival is held at Oak Park each year. For people with an interest in France and all things French, this is a can’t miss event. Around 20,000 people are in attendance of the event each year, and there is always something fun going on to pique the interest of all. You can enjoy dancing, music, crepes and so much more.

International Film Festival

The International Film Festival is an annual event that residents of the city have come to love, but it also attracts visitors from around the world. Those in attendance have the chance to watch a number of international films while enjoying meet and greets, food, award ceremonies and more.

Goleta Lemon Festival

Things get a little lemon-y at this annual festival held in October as the lemon crop becomes plentiful in Santa Barbara. There are lots of lemon-related activities taking place, such as a pie-eating contest, but there is so much more also going on at the weekend long event, including  car show, arts and crafts, vendors and more.

Old Spanish Days

This festival is one of the most anticipated of the year. Santa Barbara has a strong Spanish  background, and this festival brings out all of the Spanish history and influence the city offers. This festival has been around for the past 80 years and is considered in the top 5 festivals in the U.S.  the fiesta lasts for a total of five days, and brings together real Mexican food, songs, dancing and even a fun rodeo!

No matter what time of the year, there is always a fun-filled festival awaiting your arrival, including those listed above. There are many additional festivals not listed here as well. Make sure that you are a part of the celebrations and do not miss out on creating a spectacular time and many fond memories that will last a lifetime!


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Ian Filippini: Top Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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Top Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Top Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Romantic encounters with the one that you love are possible any time when Santa Barbara, California is the place that you call home. The city itself is enough to send romantic vibes of love up and down your spine, thanks to the beautiful coastline with the Santa Ynez mountains serving as the backdrop and the rich Spanish architecture found throughout the city’s buildings. But, things can go to an even more intimate level when your romantic evening includes a trip to one of the romantic restaurants found in the city. To complete the romantic scenery, these restaurants have the atmosphere and ambiance to delight you through and through.

Intermezzo

Intermezzo is a restaurant recommended by the President of Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc., Ian Filippini. Serving a nice mix of California-style cuisine, the restaurant offers inside and outside dining, fireplaces, a bar and a nice list of wines –and cocktails – to choose from. Service is attentive and focused on making your experience unique. Appetizers and entrees are available as well, ensuring that you get just the right amount of food for yourself or your date. When you dine at this restaurant you can be sure that you will feel warm and cozy inside!

Wine Cask

Wine Cask is a romantic restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Although they are most known for their tasty and vast selection of wines, the restaurant is also the perfect setting for romance and a delicious meal. In addition to a nice menu of food items, cheeses and wines are also of desire at the Wine Cask. Seafood Capriccio, Roasted Quail, Fried Chicken Tenders and many other fine choices can be found on the menu so that all tastes can easily be accommodated. You can have your wine, or a cocktail, at your table or at the bar, adding to the enjoyment offered at this restaurant.  This is another restaurant highly recommended by Ian Filippini. This versatile establishment is a long-standing favorite in the city.

Lucky’s

Lucky’s Steakhouse is well-known for serving a tender, juicy, made-to-order steak, but the restaurant also serves a nice menu for breakfast and lunch, too. Salads, sandwiches and desserts are available, and there is a bar as well. The wine list is long, and Lucky’s wouldn’t have it any other way. The restaurant is a frequent recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Petit Valentien

Petit Valentien is a French-inspired restaurant with great service and a nice menu of fresh, made to order choices.  Wine and beer is also available. The restaurant is small, thus resulting in a quiet and pleasing atmosphere for romance. Salmon, duck and Veal are among the top choices on the menu at this restaurant.    Count on attentive and knowledgeable service when dining at this restaurant.

Blue Agave

Blue Agave is the restaurant that you want to visit for a taste of the Mediterranean. Here you will find affordably priced menu items cooked to perfection, all inside of an elegant, small restaurant perfect for intimate moments with the one that you love or that hopeful candidate. The quaint lighting accommodates menu items such as Alaskan Halibut or a Grilled Lamb Burger. There are tons of cocktail choices on the menu, and you can also find the upstairs balcony area. The balcony upstairs creates even more romance, thanks to the breathtaking views of the city.

Cadiz

Cadiz is another exceptional Santa Barbara restaurant. Lunch and dinner are available at the restaurant, with an average price of about $20 per person being spent for dining. The menu consists of Spanish and Mediterranean favorites. Tables are lined with white tablecloths, the setting is serene and the food tastes amazing. This is a great place to go for a lunch date or for a romantic evening with the one that you love.

Ian Filippini, the Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. President, loves to dine out at the many Santa Barbara restaurants on a regular basis. However, when he or any of his employees are looking to add a little more spark and excitement to the evening, it is the restaurants listed above that win over the heart. Each restaurant listed here is sure to cater to your every demand, ensuring a romantic evening and a delicious meal for you both. These are just some of the many restaurants available for your romantic dining pleasure, however, so make sure that you do not miss out on any of the lovely dining establishments inside of this beautiful city.

 


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Ian Filippini: The Smooth Move Santa Barbara Style

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The Smooth Move Santa Barbara Style

 

The Smooth Move Santa Barbara Style

If you are looking to make the move to sunny Santa Barbara, California, give yourself a pat on the back for making a decision not soon to regret. Ian Filippini was raised in the city, and if you ask him, there is no better place to be in this world. This fantastic city has something for everyone, and am ambiance that sends feel-good vibes down your spine day in and day out, summer, winter, spring and fall! But, just as when you make a move to any new city, there are many things that you should know to make the transition as smooth and as carefree as possible. Here you can find an array of tips to help you move to the city and start loving every minute of it sooner rather than later.

Making the Move

Be sure that you call the utility and energy companies well in advance of your move, and be sure that you don’t forget the Wi-Fi and cable TV! Sometimes there might be a wait for installation at the new place, and the last thing that you want is to be without your essential services for long. Deposits may be required before services can be connected at your new home. Also be sure that you notify the United States Postal Service (USPS) no less than two weeks prior to the move to ensure delivery of all of your mail.

FYI:

Telephone service is provided through Verizon Wireless. Contact the Southern California Gas company for gas hookups and the Southern California Edison for electricity. Cox Cable and Verizon provide internet services to residents. Visit their respective website or call them by phone to arrange your services.

Getting Around Town

If you are without a vehicle or looking for more environmentally-friendly transportation options for local trips, the city has several choices available. This includes taxi cabs and a city bus service. Bicycling is also popular around the city, and special lanes for bicycles are provided on public highways.

For longer trips there is a Greyhound bus station available in town. The Santa Barbara Airport is also provided for the convenience of travelers visiting and returning from locations around the world. There are specific trips/dates/times for these services, so be sure to learn this information before attempting to use the services.

Other Important Information

  • If you own an animal over four months of age, it must be registered with the city. Only residents who have been in the area 30 days or longer can register their pet, however. This rule applies to cats as well as dogs.
  • Several public libraries are located in the area. A free membership card is available to all residents with ID and proof of address needed. With this card, members can check out books, DVDs, eBooks and more for a period of up to two weeks.
  • In the state of California, auto insurance is required to be carried at all times on any registered vehicle in the state. The minimum amounts set forth in the state include $15.000 in Bodily Injury coverage with a $30,000 cap for all injuries, and $5,000 for personal property damage. If you do not want to purchase auto insurance, a security bond of $35,000 can be placed with the state.
  • If you plan to open a business in the city, the proper licenses and permits must first be obtained. There are fees associated with these licenses and permits, and it can take a bit of time to get them.

 

Talk to Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc.

Ian Filippini is the president of Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc., a family-owned business offering a variety of wealth management services including retirement and savings planning, insurance, tax services and more. The experts at the Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. can provide quintessential information to help you keep finances in order and more money in your bank account. It is a good idea to become acquainted with these professional individuals quickly after your arrival in the city. There is no time to play around with your money.

Your Move Made Easy

It is always difficult when you move to a city when you do not know what to expect. This is no exception when moving to this affluent town on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. With the information listed above, however, it is easy to make the move to the city without getting a headache along the way. Use these tips and information to your advantage and you will have a smooth move into the city!

 


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Ian Filippini: Making Money The Easy Way

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Making Money The Easy Way

Making Money the Easy Way

If you are looking for a way to make money in Santa Barbara, there are many different ways that you can come up with cash quickly and easily. In addition to pocketing cash, there are some methods of earning money that also allow you to clean out the close, and the home, while you’re at it. Take a look at some of the best ways to save money in the city, and put these methods to work for your needs.

Sell at Consignment

A consignment store is a store that sells gently used goods at a fraction of the cost. Several of these stores are in existence in the city, and not only can you purchase items, you can also get rid of the things that you no longer need. there are consignment shops in the area that buy/sell clothing, antiques, furniture, home interior and more, so it is time to clean out and see what you have sitting around the house. Consignment stores will pay cash on spot for your items, or work with a split of the selling price.

Visit the Pawn Shop

Many pawn shops are available to help you get quick cash when you need it the most. These shops allow you to get a loan on almost any item of value, or you can sell it straight out and be done with the deal. They accept everything from guns and jewelry to video game systems to musical instruments. The amount of money that you can earn from a pawn shop depends upon the items that you have for sale, whether you want to sell or pawn the item, and of course the pawn shop that is used. You must have ID to pawn an item, but you do get cash in your hand in minutes.

Host a Garage Sale

A garage sale is a lot of fun, and enables you to make quick cash and clean out the house without hassle. You can name your own prices at your sale, and put anything in it that you would like, from clothing to books to toys and everything in between. Garage sales usually do better when they are held on the weekend, and make sure that you do plenty of advertising so that more people are aware of your sale.

Teach a Class

Whether it is scrapbooking, computers, yoga or something else that holds your talent, teaching it to others can be a lot of money-making fun! You can do this spare time or full-time and will love the results.   This is something that can be done from your home, or you can rent a public space for the fun. Let your creativity flow and you will certainly do well.

Recycle

If the incentive of helping the environment were not enough, the chance to earn money through recycling efforts is certainly enough to put you into action and start getting with the program. There are many items that can be recycled, and many ways that you can earn a profit off of those recyclables.  Metal recycling is popular, and there are many places in the city which will buy an assortment of used metals. You can even recycle by taking old worn items and turning them into new, usable goods.

Participate in Focus Groups

Focus Groups take place throughout the city. These events use various men and women in a group to discuss a particular subject matter. They groups are confidential, and usually last between 30 minutes and a few hours. Pay for the focus group will vary, as will the availability of the groups. You can make a good amount of money, however, with some focus groups paying  as much as $1000, and sometimes even more.

Talk to Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. to Save Money

Ian Filippini, president of Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc., can help you maintain more of the money that you earn through a variety of wealth advisement services. These services include retirement planning, insurance and many others. A call to the Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. can also provide you with tips and advice for keeping more of your money in your hands where it belongs. This is one of the best moves that you can make to save your money.

Money in your Hands

These are just some of the many ways to make money in Santa Barbara. Ensure that you take this advice and get out there and make as much money as you can, especially with these easy ways!


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Ian Filippini: Santa Barbara Eats: Desserts

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Santa Barbara Eats: Desserts

Santa Barbara is such an amazing city!  There is always plenty to do, see, and definitely eat here.  There are over six hundred different restaurants in the Santa Barbara area, and yummy options for just desserts within these local restaurants.  This article will focus on the wonderful and familiar restaurants that serve only desserts in Santa Barbara.  Though Santa Barbara does have a strong Spanish and Mexican history, many different cultures offer their food here in Santa Barbara.  Ian Filippini has been a long time resident of Santa Barbara.  Ian Filippini moved to Santa Barbara from Pacific Grove in 1999 and hasn’t stopped eating since.  In this article he will discuss some of the sweetest spots in the Santa Barbara area.

Ian Filippini definitely has a sweet tooth.  It is good for Ian that Santa Barbara has many different options to satisfy his sweet tooth.  Ian doesn’t discriminate between desserts—he loves them all!

Ian Filippini’s all time favorite place to stop for dessert is called Mac’s Fish n Chips.  This place may not sound like a place to get dessert, but trust Ian .  Ian is perhaps the biggest fan of Mac’s Fish n Chips’ deep fried candy bars.  Ian Filippini loves these desserts almost more than anything in the world.  Ian Filippini can only eat one of these deep fried monsters, but Ian loves every minute of it.

Another place that is popular to get dessert from in a classic place—Cold Stone’s.  Ian Filippini loves to get special ice cream here.  He especially loves to take his nephew here for a sweet treat.  Birthday cakes are excellent from here too, according to Uncle Ian Filippini.

Lastly, we do not want to forget about Scoops in Montecito. Scoops a local’s favorite place to get gelato.

Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. was founded by Ian Filippini. He is also able to watch over the day to day operations of Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. He also has his brother, Alex Filippini, close by to lend a hand. Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. is one stop shop designed to provide value to our clients and their families. Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. and Ian will take the necessary time to understand the client’s goals and the best way to implement them.

Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. is located in a town called Montecito, California. Ian Filippini’s parents, Alfred Filippini (deceased) and Deborah Filippini decided to move the family to the Santa Barbara area. Ian Filippini has traveled the world and agrees with all the locals that Santa Barbara is the place to be! Ian Filippini is not an attorney. Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. is not a law firm .


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Ian Filippini: Santa Barbara Eats: American Fare

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Santa Barbara Eats: American Fare

Santa Barbara has lots and lots to offer!  There is plenty to do, see, and especially eat here.  There are over six hundred different restaurants in the Santa Barbara area, and many different types of food within these restaurants.  This article will focus on the wonderful and familiar restaurants that have an American flair in Santa Barbara.  Though Santa Barbara does have a strong Spanish and Mexican history, many different cultures offer their food here in Santa Barbara.  Ian Filippini has been a long time resident of Santa Barbara.  Ian Filippini moved to Santa Barbara from Pacific Grove in 1999 and hasn’t stopped eating since.  In this article Ian will discuss some of his favorite places to get American food in the Santa Barbara area.

Ian Filippini loves a good burger and also appreciates a friendly and local atmosphere.  You are able to get just this when you decide to eat at Joe’s Café and Bar on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.  Ian has been frequenting Joe’s since he moved here in 1999.  Joe’s is known for their classic menu items and strong drinks, which Ian Filippini is also fond of. Joe’s is the place where the staff knows your face, if not remembers you name!  Locals definitely love and appreciate this about Joe’s.

For more great American food Ian loves Harry’s in Loreto Plaza in Santa Barbara.  Harry’s is a lot like Joe’s, according to Ian Filippini.  The portions here are hearty and the staff usually recognizes Ian Filippini here too.  Ian and the family like that there are old historical pictures up at Harry’s.

For very casual American food Ian loves to eat at the Habit.  The Habit is one of Ian Filippini’s favorite fast food burger joints.  Ian Filippini’s favorite item here is the classic charburger.

Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. was founded by Ian Filippini. He is also able to oversee Filippini Wealth Management, Inc.’s day to day operations. Never alone, his brother Alex Filippini, is always close by to lend a hand. Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. is one stop shop designed to provide value to our clients. Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. and Ian take the time to understand the client’s goals and the best way to implement those goals.

Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. is located in Montecito, California. Ian Filippini and his parents, Alfred Filippini (dead) and Deborah Filippini decided to move the family to the Santa Barbara area. Ian has traveled the world and agrees with all the locals that Santa Barbara is the place to live! Ian Filippini is not an attorney. Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. is not a law firm.


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Ian Filippini: Dos and Don’ts for the Will Making Process

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Dos and Don’ts for the Will Making Process

For the most part, Ian Filippini explains we all know that we should have a last will and testament.  Not only that, for we know that that will must be current and legal also.  Creating a will does not have to, but should be done with a lawyer or a financial professional, to make sure that it has all of the legal components that it should.  Making a will seems pretty simple though right?  You just write down whom you want to get whatever stuff you may have left when you die.  Easy, right?  Unfortunately it is not that easy.  Ian Filippini is an estate planning professional and financial consultant.  In this article, Ian Filippini will briefly list things that you should include in your will and things that should not go into your will.

Ian Filippini says that an important part of your will that you may not have thought of, is choosing an executor.  An executor of your will is the person who will handle the distribution of property and assets listed in the will.  Without an executor, Ian Filippini says that probate could get ugly.

Another important part of your will, according to Ian Filippini, should be to choose guardians for any minor or special needs children that you have.  Ian Filippini says that it is important also for pet care to be stated in your will, if necessary.

One thing that will make your will more complicated, or even invalid is leaving conditional gifts, says Ian Filippini.  If the condition of the gift is never met, where does that gift then go?

Lastly, Ian Filippini says that you should not put any final medical wishes in your will.  Ian Filippni says these wishes should be stated in a healthcare directive. Filippini Financial Group, Inc. can be found on Coast Village Road in Montecito (just outside of Santa Barbara). The current president of Filippini Financial Group, Inc. is Ian Filippini. Ian Filippini and Filippini Financial Group, Inc. have obtained years of experience and firsthand knowledge. This allows Ian Filippini to provide their clients with value in many different areas including: estate planning, insurance, real estate and taxation.

Alfred Filippini and Deborah Filippini raised Ian Filippini with his brother Alex Filippini (also worked with Filippini Financial Group, Inc.). Alfred passed away in 2009. Deborah is still alive and well.

No legal advice is given or intended to be given. Filippini Financial Group, Inc. is not a law firm and Ian Filippini is not an attorney. All legal advice should be provided by a licensed attorney. If you or someone you know have legal questions or concerns, contact a local attorney.


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Ian Filippini: Do I Have To Leave Anything To My Spouse or Children?

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Do I Have To Leave Anything To My Spouse or Children?

Ian Filippini is an estate planning professional and financial consultant who has helped many of his clients prepare a last will and testament.  The most common beneficiaries on wills that Ian Filippini has seen are the spouses and children of the person creating the will.  This usually makes the most sense, because usually your spouse and your children are the people closest to you in your life.  Usually people don’t even question whether they will leave parts of their estate to their spouses and children because it is a given.  However, Ian Filippini has had the experience of a client asking the question: do I legally have to leave anything to my spouse and children?  This may sound like a harsh question, but the truth is that many things can happen over the course of a lifetime.  Sometimes relationships go bad, even when you are not expecting them to, or wanting them to.  In this article, Ian Filippini will briefly answer the question of whether or not you are legally obligated to leave your estate to your spouse and children.

Ian Filippini wants you to know that there are laws that protect surviving spouses from being destitute after their spouse dies.  In other words, Ian Filippini says that you cannot completely disinherit your spouse in your will.  Especially if you live in a community property state, your spouse already legally owns half of your estate anyway.  So, you are not required to leave your spouse anything in your will, but they will be able to legally claim it anyway.

Ian Filippini says that children are another story.  Ian Filippini says that you can legally disinherit your children from your estate totally.  If you want to make sure that they get nothing, Ian Filippini says you must state this in the will. Ian Filippini is not an attorney, nor is Filippini Financial Group, Inc. a law firm. No advice is given or intended to be given. If you have any legal questions, please consult with your attorney.

Ian Filippini grew up with his brother, Alex Filippini. Both were raised by their parent: Alfred Filippini and Deborah Filippini. Alfred (original founder of Filippini Financial Group, Inc.) is longer with us and passed away in 2009.

The current president of Filippini Financial Group, Inc. is named Ian Filippini. Ian Filippini and Filippini Financial Group, Inc. with their several years of experience and firsthand knowledge, are able to provide their clients with value in many different areas. They include: estate planning, insurance, real estate and taxation. Ian Filippini also sets aside time to write different articles relating to different current economic topics.


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Ian Filippini: Santa Barbara: Get To Know The Area

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Santa Barbara: Get To Know The Area

Let’s take a drive down the 101 South through Santa Barbara and I will give you an idea of what can be found in the different areas.

Gaviota – Fairly barren area with ranches, bluffs and beaches to have your fun. This is a great spot for beach camping, but is pretty far out of the way.

Goleta – A fairly new city, Goleta is home to Ila Vista and UC Santa Barbara. Costco, Target, gas and food are in abundance here. Usually a great pit stop area.

Santa Barbara – State Street is the main attraction boasting many stores, restaurants and movie theatres. You must visit downtown to get your bearings and see what Santa Barbara is all about.

Montecito – Considered to be the wealthy part of Santa Barbara (what part is not wealthy?). Many movie stars, producers and musicians live or have houses here. There are a few casual spots to visit, but it is mostly fine dining.

Summerland – A fun little beach town about 2 miles long and maybe a mile deep. This section of Santa Barbara is made up mostly of small mom and pop restaurants and antique stores.

Carpinteria – This is your last stop (if traveling South) to stop for gas or food in the Santa Barbara area (otherwise 25 minutes to Ventura). Known for having the world’s safest beach Carpinteria is very similar to Santa Barbara in the 1950’s.

La Conchita – Located just of Santa Barbara’s 101 Freeway. La Conchita is at the very end of Santa Barbara County, just on the line of Ventura County. The small town is carved into the hillside and has made the news for deadly mudslides in the last 10 years.

Filippini Wealth Management was founded by Ian Filippini. Ian Filippini takes a personal interest in overseeing and managing the day to day operations of the business. Along with his younger brother, Alex Filippini, they are able to provide their clients with unprecedented customer service. Filippini Wealth Management was specifically designed to be a one stop shop to provide value to our clients in the areas of taxation, insurance and real estate. Ian Filippini will take the time to make sure everyone understands the client’s goals and what the best way is to implement their goals.

Filippini Wealth Management is located near Santa Barbara, in a town called Montecito. Filippini Wealth Management’s office is located just outside of the Santa Barbara city limits. Ian Filippini’s parents, Alfred Filippini (deceased) and Deborah Filippini decided to move the family to the Santa Barbara area in the 1990’s. Ian Filippini has traveled the world and agrees with all the locals that Santa Barbara is the only to live!


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