Meet Mary Rae Fouts

Greetings!  I'm Mary Rae Fouts. Welcome to my blog Thoughts from Mary Rae Fouts, where I talk about current happenings and offer my thoughts on a variety of topics.

I live in Pleasant Hill, California with my best-husband-in-the-world Jim and Faithful Canine Companions Husky-Malamute mix Sid and Chow Chow-Pomeranian mix Lexi.   I love to garden, cook, bake, explore new types and labels of wine, and spend time on sewing and other crafts.  Regarding my baking, I am admittedly a sourdough baking fanatic, baking bread, rolls, pizza, and other goodies with all sourdough starter, no active yeast.  I enjoy using various whole grains, whole grain flours, seeds, and nuts in my baking, including Organic Dark Rye (Pumpernickel ) Flour, Organic White Whole Wheat Flour, and Organic Red Fife Whole Wheat Flour.

The Dark Rye Flour is hands down the most favorite flour I am currently baking with.  Love the flavor notes and the deliciousness of my finished baked items.  The Red Fife Flour is an heirloom wheat, with a more pronounced flavor than the White Whole Wheat Flour.

Oh, and don't believe my husband Jim says there is bread dough everywhere in the house!

I am a voracious reader (both books and newspapers), crossword puzzler, and Scrabble player.  I also collect Disney memorabilia, with particular fondness for the lovable donkey Eeyore.  I am also a weather enthusiast, and enjoy collecting and analyzing data from my Backyard Weather Station and Backyard PurpleAir Air Quality Sensor.

I am passionate about my career.  I have 32 years of experiencing addressing Tax, Insurance, Elder Financial Abuse, and Related Matters for clients throughout the United States,  including Expert Witness Services for litigation and arbitration involving these subject matters.  I work from my comfortable Home Office in Pleasant Hill, CA.

 I focus my life on a few simple concepts:  Say no to negativity.  Be true to yourself.  Don't just stay positive, be positive!   I focus on living each day in the moment, not dwelling on the past, and planning for, but not obsessing about, the future.  I fill my days with activities that bring happiness and enrichment to my personal life and professional career.  I remind myself that each day is truly a gift, and there are so many matters and events in life you truly cannot control.

To learn about my Tax Services, Insurance Consulting Services, and Expert Witness Services visit Fouts Financial Group.  I welcome your call at (510) 421-5457 or email to  Office hours Monday through Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by!  And remember ... Don't just stay positive, be positive!

Mary Rae Fouts, EA
California Insurance License #0C24544