Brad Reifler is the Founder and currently CEO of Forefront Capital Management and Forefront Advisory. This business is an international financial services company that advises their clients on investment management and investment banking services. Forefront Capital treats their clients like partners, and this unique relationship allows them to work closely with their mostly middle-class investors on a more personal level. It has been said that 1% of the people are considered the “elite” class. Brad Reifler and his company serve the 99% who are often overlooked when it comes to investment opportunities. The asset management products offered by Forefront are a higher yielding, lower risk market.
Recently, as Brad announced on SlideShare, Forefront Capital joined into a partnership with Easterseals Dixon Center, an organization that provides assistance to military families and veterans in obtaining education, employment and healthcare as needed. The Easter Seals Dixon Center is physically located in Washington, DC, but the assistance is performed throughout the United States, wherever veterans and military families live. Forefront Capital chose this organization to partner with because the company, and specifically Brad Reifler believes that Easterseals Dixon Center has made a valuable and positive impact, changing the lives of the people who have served our country.
In a comment made by Mr. Reifler, his company chose Easterseals Dixon Center because the company wants to be involved with a charity that makes a true difference on the lives of a very special and often ignored group of people. Forefront Capital also wants to make a considerable difference with veterans and their families affected in a negative way because they cared enough about our country to give up their daily lives to protect her.
Oftentimes, veterans serving the U.S. return to their communities needing a source of financial stability. Forefront Capital wants to help these potential clients and as associates the company can provide more hands-on support. As part of the arrangement, Forefront Capital has promised a $3 million donation to the Easter Seals organization to help with programs the Center offers such as health care, continuing education, and job training. When the veteran or any members of his family has completed training, the Dixon Center also counsels and assists with job placement.
The partnership works in favor of everyone involved. Forefront Capital gets an opportunity to use much needed funds for a good cause. Easter Seals benefit from the initial $3 million boost to veteran’s programs. And the veteran’s and their family’s benefit by getting an opportunity to contribute to their communities in a different way, and the financial stability needed to put them back functioning as a member of society in a positive way. Read the full story on Brad’s partnership on MSN.
Dr. Jennifer Walden knew that she wanted to be a surgeon from a very young age. Her parents were both in the health field so the idea came naturally to her. She not only is a surgeon, she is a media commentator as well. She frequently speaks to the media about being a female surgeon and has even been on a few shows. She has been featured on Fox News, VH1, Dr. 90210 and many others.
One would think that with all of this going on that she would not be able to fit raising a family into a mix. This is definitely not the case. She is also a single mother of twin boys. Her home is close to her office and she has a nanny who helps her out with the boys. This is how she is able to keep her priorities straight.
Not many women go into the cosmetic surgery field. It is mainly dominated by men; however Dr. Jennifer Walden is a force within the field.
Her office always have the latest technology. For instance she has a machine that will give people an idea of what they will look like after the surgery. This is huge because no one wants to look worse after surgery. The goal is look better. Jennifer is also a consultant to aesthetic companies. She is definitely one of the first surgeons in the Austin area who is using ThermiVa. This helps to restore the vagina to a youthful appearance, tighten and strengthen. 92% of cosmetic surgery patients are women. So Dr. Jennifer Walden believes it is imperative to have female surgeons in the field. Some people definitely feel better having a female doctor than a male.
Dr. Walden believes that people should research the surgeon and the procedure thoroughly before going under the knife. If someone does adequate research they should be able to locate the best doctor for them. Dr.Jennifer Walder hopes that people will continue to choose her for their surgery needs because she is not stopping doing what she loves anytime soon.
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There are a lot of people who have knowledge of the overall economy. Few people have as much experience as George Soros on the subject. George Soros has been right many times when other people have been wrong. In a recent article, George Soros said that he is concerned about the overall direction of the economy. This is concerning for a variety of reasons. George Soros is generally right on his predictions, and the data suggests that global economic growth is slowing. Over the long term, growth is vital to a solid economic foundation. George Soros outlined his reasons for being bearish, and he also purchased a large investment in gold.
Investing in Gold
Gold is a great hedge against bad economic times. As a general rule, gold tends to move in an inverse relationship to the overall economy. By investing in this precious metal, George Soros is saying that he believes bad economic times are ahead. Investors often follow some of the most experienced investors in the world. In this way, this is a leading sign that there could be some issues with the overall economy. Anyone who wants to invest in gold needs to make this trade as a long term investment. Gold tends to be volatile, and with Great Britain thinking about leaving the European Union there could be a lot of economic headwinds in the future.
George Soros just made big bearish bets? Everybody panic… and then consider buying
A Bearish George Soros Is Trading Again
From an early age, George Soros fell in love with business and investing. Even though he grew up in poverty, he was able to take his love and turn it into riches. He moved to England as a boy, and studied hard so that he could work his way up in his career. His high level of success is fascinating to look back on. Anyone who wants to emulate his success must be ready to work hard. Over the years, he kept working even when it was not convenient to him. He could have retired decades ago, but he wants to preserve his working capital and continue to influence others around the world. He is now very involved in politics, and he has even commented on the election coming up in the United States.
As an investor, it is important to look at economic signals in the coming weeks. There are some people who think that the stock market is about to fall off of a clip. George Soros simply thinks that the overall economy is headed down. As a protection in this trade, he is buying gold to hedge against bad economic times. There is no doubt that many other people will follow his lead, and will invest in this precious metal instead of the stock market.
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Whistleblowers over the years have been very afraid to come forward because they have information that can take down whole companies. They could have been in danger, and they did not have any real incentive to help the government catch people. They would spend their lives being pariahs, and it would be nearly impossible to get another job. Now there is a law firm at Labaton Sucharow that will help people who are blowing the whistle on their employers, and they can get the help they need with new rules in the Dodd-Frank bill. The change in the rules makes whistleblowing safer, and Labaton Sucharow will help every whistleblower get the assistance that is needed.
A whistleblower is going before the government to offer information to help prosecute someone, and then they will have to testify in court. They might need to get protection, and they will have a claim to a portion of the funds that they uncover. The change in the rules for the act entitles people to up to 30% of what their information uncovers, and they will need that money to get on with their lives in another place.
Every whistleblower who is in need of information should get all their questions answered at their consultation. They can work with a lawyer from Labaton Sucharow to figure out what steps they need to take to be safe, and then they need to file paperwork so that they can be paid the money they are owed under the law. Only a SEC Whistleblower lawyer can do this quickly and correctly for the sake of the client.
Labaton Sucharow will help the client make sure that they can file their claim with the government over the money they are owed, and then they will make sure that the funds are forwarded to the client. Lawyers at Labaton Sucharow also help prepare people for court, represent them if they are sued by an angry employer, and make sure that they have representation if they have a hard time getting another job. Whistleblowers need legal counsel to make sure that they are doing the right thing at all times. There are a lot of legal maneuvers that have to happen when a whistleblower gets into a case of this magnitude, and the lawyers at Labaton Sucharow will make sure that the whistleblower has the information they need before they begin to participate in an investigation.
In her 11 Beauty Hacks video, YouTube blogger Wengie shares some of her favourite hair and makeup tips. Many of these involve being creative, saving money, and reducing waste.
The first of these is putting green tea into a spray bottle, cooling it in the fridge, and spraying it on your face as a gentle toner. Similarly, she notes that putting regular chemical toner into a spray bottle and refrigerating it reduces waste from cotton pads and feels great in the summer heat. She also suggests putting used green tea bags on your eyes to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags.
Wengie’s next tip is to spray perfume onto your hairbrush as a way to subtly scent your hair. She also likes putting essential oils like coconut oil onto her hairbrush to keep hair soft and shiny between shampoos and soften bristles on a natural bristle brush. Her next hair tips include spraying bobby pins with hairspray for a more secure hairstyle hold putting the curvy side of the pins down for maximum grip. Next she suggests painting bobby pins with nail polish in order to match any colour of hair dye.
After that, Wengie explains that putting a kitchen sponge in a jar and pouring nail polish remover in is an easy and reusable way to remove nail polish without creating cotton ball waste. She also creates her own facial cleansing wipes using cotton pads and makeup remover. Next she suggests using coconut oil as a way to remove dirt and makeup without actually washing your face.
Wengie then demonstrates how to stick toner-soaked cotton pads onto your cheeks in order to plump out smile lines before applying makeup. Her final beauty hack involves cutting a lone eye of fake lashes into a set of two half-lashes. She suggest applying these for a more natural lash look.
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Right now the European Union is facing a series of crises, all of them ongoing and all of them quite serious. In the view of George Soros, financial guru and hedge fund owner, the EU has been forced to move from crisis to crisis in the past few years, and the situation is undoubtably daunting.
Soros spoke out about the situation in a recent article in www.NYBooks.com.
In Soros’ view, the EU leaders need to take time to focus on what is happening in the Ukraine, as a stable Ukraine will benefit the rest of the region overall.
George Soros – The New York Times
Save the New Ukraine
Right now the country is looking at the world from the vantage point of a “new” Ukraine. This came about from the spirit of the Maidan revolution in 2014. The Ukraine now looks to be heading forward with a goal of becoming more independent and stable, which is good news for the EU. The danger is in the Ukraine falling back into a Greek style debt situation, which would undoubtably lead to trouble all around for the EU.
George Soros Ukraine is proposing a major financial support package for the Ukraine, to help it stabilize. This package would also offer political risk insurance at an affordable level, as well as some major incentives to attract private investment. Soros also recommends that the gas monopoly (which is state run) in the Ukraine be dismantled. The economy there would benefit from market lead prices for gas. Some financial support for gas could be offered, though, for those in need.
Ultimately, a more stable and free Ukraine would be an attractive place for investors, which would lead to even more stability for the country. Yes, the EU has a lot on its plate right now, but it is Soros’ view that support for the Ukraine right now is an absolute must.
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When it comes to doing something that has a lasting impact many people choose the way of being a philanthropist in order to do so. Eric Pulier is one such as leader and entrepreneur who knows all about this.
Eric Pulier was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he lived a pretty modest lifestyle though he took a strong interest in forming his own database company while he was in high school. After leaving high school, he applied to Harvard University and began attending classes there in 1984, majoring in English and American literature while also taking classes in visual and environmental studies as well. He was also an editor for the Harvard Crimson, the school’s newspaper and eventually graduated in 1988 as magna cum laude.
Upon completion of his college career Pulier left New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991 and his first task was founding a company called People Doing Things (PDT). The goal of the company was to address big issues such as education, health care, poverty among other by using new and innovative technology to do so. Three years later, he founded Digital Evolution, which was one of several companies he founded or co-founded, including X-Prize, Desktone, ServiceMesh Inc and Media Platform, all of which use technology and multimedia to educate people using it and provide new and innovative technologies to advance progress.
While founding multiple technological businesses is a major claim to fame for him, Pulier has also been a frequent donor and philanthropist over the course of his career. For instance, he is a frequent donor to the X-Prize Foundation and even sits on the innovation board for the company. Another one of his ventures in business and philanthropy was working with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, allowing its user to learn more about the disease through the use of technology. Other facets of Pulier’s life include being a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, headed by former president Bill Clinton and donating funds to free college programs geared towards helping students have a more affordable college education.
Keith Mann is a successful businessman who has a big heart for others. He has recently announced a scholarship for some schools in the New York area. This is important news because many schools lack adequate funding for their students. Many areas of New York are struggling to pay all of their bills. With the latest contribution, it will now be much easier for these schools to service their students adequately. Keith is a great example of the positive impact that one person can make.
From an early age, Keith Mann has always been focused on others. He always wants to help other people any way that he can. He has a passion for education in his area. He grew up in New York, and he was not born with wealthy parents. He had to attend the same schools that lack proper funding. Although he was able to succeed in life, he still believes that many children are not given the same opportunities as others. Private schools in New York are extremely expensive, and few families can afford to pay that tuition.
Keith Mann has always wanted to help others with his extra money. When he first started his companies, he would always give a percentage back to charity. In this part of his life, most of his time is spent helping other people in a variety of ways. Mann is a charitable person who has helped people across the world. Anyone who wants to make an impact on the world should emulate his life.
Diversant represents one of the fully licensed and established Minority-Owned Business Enterprises in the United States. The firm was established by Gene C. Waddy and is currently one of the leading African-American owned firms in the IT staffing services sector.
The company portrays its founder’s commitment, personal drive, and expertise to assist and empower others in society. Diversant was in a position to withstand the economic depression and pursue more success. It has garnered a positive reputation among various Fortune 500 companies.
Diversant’s Advisory Board
Diversant has an Advisory Board, which it formed in a bid to gain from the guidance and advice received from senior executives not included in the daily running of the company. The board consists of business specialists and industry leaders who offer advice on issues regarding strategic planning and commercial development. The Diversant management team meets with members of the Advisory Board on a constant basis to review the performance of the company.
Its service and product range includes direct hire, IT staff augmentation and creative diversity services and solutions. The company assists customers to meet their goals or objectives through involving them as business partners as well as utilizing a consultative technique.
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John Goullet is well known for his entrepreneurial abilities, especially in the IT sector. His career began while serving in the capacity of an IT consultant before venturing into the IT staffing business in 1994.This saw him establish his enterprise known as the Info Technologies, which was an IT staffing firms specializing in providing IT solutions to Fortune 500 companies across the United States. For a five years duration, the company achieved tremendous success. Subsequently, Info Technologies garnered the eight rank on Inc. Magazine‘s list consisting the 500 top growing privately owned businesses in the United States.
The year 2010 witnessed the coming together of two great IT companies including Gene’s Diversant Inc. and John’s Info Technologies to create Diversant LLC. Currently, Gene serves as the chief executive officer while Goullet is the principal. In his position, he continues to find new ways of dealing with the challenges associated with the dynamic IT sector.
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For those who seek to diversify their bond portfolios, they would be best served by seeking the wise pearls of wisdom from the CLO mogul, James Dondero of Highland Capital Management. Recently, Argentina took a much anticipated step toward participation in International Bond Markets once again. They were to raise some $12 Billion in capital with James Dondero joining in the buy for Highland Capital investors. This is the strong suit of Highland Capital Management, which has over $19 Billion in credit hedge funds and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Managing emerging market funds has also been more than a significant pastime at Highland Capital. James Dondero has the background as one of the world’s most skilled and successful fund and credit asset managers.
Jim is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital, which he established with his associate Okada more than three decades ago. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the decisions the firm has made with credit assists and hedge fund has turned to gold, over and over again. Jim holds many valued credentials as well as world class experience since his days just out of college. He earned the titles of CMA and CFA, which stand for Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He graduated with the highest honors from the University of Virginia and simultaneously from McIntire School of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance.
His decisions and choices through diligent analysis have garnered his clients deep financial rewards in investments in the credit market and in bonds such as this new emerging renewal of involvement in the International Bond Market of Argentina. As Argentina engages in selling off vast amounts of debt for settling up with its creditors, Dondero has confidence in his strategy moving forward. “We plan to hold what we have in the original bonds but are looking to buy some of the new issuance. We’re optimistic on where Argentina is likely to price the debt and where it’s likely to trade, especially relative to the other Latin American sovereigns.”
Having been the manager of large credit portfolios for American Express, GIC, a Subsidiary of Protective Life, Morgan Guaranty, and being on the board of directors for MGM Studios and many large healthcare debt management firms, James Dondero knows what to do and when to do it. By the second quarter of 2016, the Argentina bonds will have yielded 7.5 to 8 per cent. After the movement proceeds as anticipated in that market, Highland and its clients will be set to be the most profitable after a financial bond sale ban is lifted by a US District judge on Argentina.
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