It’s no secret that online dating has because the norm in our society. It seems that it’s all anyone is talking about these days because it’s all anyone is doing. Gone is the bar scene or blind dates. Those used to be the common ways to meet someone. Now, it’s all about finding that special person online. This is for a variety of reasons.
For one, people are so gosh darn busy. Nowadays, it seems that everyone has prior commitments that take precedent over face to face dating. Sometimes it’s jobs, sometimes it’s school, and other times it’s simply spending time with family and friends. It’s so much easier to log online and meet someone that way.
Another reason is the fact that everyone uses their phone for everything. Our generation is the generation that is plugged into their phones at every hour of every day. Texting, checking emails, and scouring social media is right at our finger tips. Therefore why shouldn’t dating be?
The final reason that online dating is so prevalent is the fact that it lets us meet people we never would otherwise! There’s a whole ‘nother world out there that people aren’t familiar with. Online dating let’s people connect every day, all over the world.
And, no better app does this than Skout! Skout connects users to other users who are in close proximity. This is perfect. It allows two people to chat, send gifts, and get to know each other! If they decide there is a connection then they can opt to meet. Since, they already know that they are close to each other, meeting should be easy! Skout allows you to choose who you want to talk too. They offer the option of viewing users profiles and seeing their pictures! Skout is a safe app and the developers have worked hard to keep it that way. Skout separates the adults from the younger crowd. This is great so that people know they are talking to a person that’s a similar age.
One other really cool aspect is the shake to talk feature. Users of Skout can shake their android or iPhone device and be connected to a user that’s anywhere in the world who is utilizing the same feature! This is so great because it’s connect two people who normally wouldn’t connect. It’s a fun little way to meet someone new and forge a new friendship. The best part is the fact that it’s anonymous and a user can click away if they’re not feeling it.
Overall, Skout is a safe and fun way to online date. It’s really been the pioneer of all the online dating apps and websites that have come after it. This one is truly the best. It offers so many options for meeting people and it keeps everyone safe. Skout is fun. More importantly though, Skout is a way that a person could potentially meet their match or their soulmate. There’s no downside to Skout. Chat, shake the app, or simply browse profiles!
Two less than satisfying investment situations led Brad Reifler, Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital, to readjust his target audience from “accredited investors,” as defined by the Securities Commission, to middle-class America and the overlooked 99 percent of investors. The first consisted of a personal investment in a college savings fund for his daughters which essentially lost money and the second was the discovery that his father-in-law did not make the cut as an accredited investor despite 35 years of saving for retirement.
Reuters wrote that this adjustment in direction has led Reifler to develop a fund designed specifically for non-accredited investors who have limited options in which to invest.
Reifler’s five tips, from a November 2014 Reuters press release are:
• Be careful on how you invest your money. Consider risks, charges, and expenses. Take an inventory of your assets and create goals.
• Be concerned about the safety of your money.
• Don’t put all your money into the stock market.
• Know who is going to be investing your money. Develop trust in the manager of your funds.
• Recognize why you’re investing. Consider the investment objective. Be careful with how much you invest. If you see something working, then add to it.
In conclusion, Reifler states that the financial crisis of 2008 caused numerous non-accredited investors to hesitate. Designed to allay those fears, Reifler’s fund will provide liquidity and return while educating the investor in the nuances of the market. “Through the power of compounded returns,” Reifler said, “if 99 percenters had a better option to invest, they could potentially watch a small investment grow into a substantial retirement account.”
I always believe in working for the things I have, and I never believed in taking anything that’s free. Even if I was offered free samples, I was the first one to pass them up. I may be called a hypocrite because I finally have accepted something that is free of charge. I decided to sign up with FreedomPop because the Internet services are free. I don’t go on the Internet much, but I knew that I needed Internet services in my home. After finding out that FreedomPop gives free Internet services, I just couldn’t pass up the offer.
I was able to get the Internet set up in my home very quickly, and I started going online the same day. I have a computer in my home, but I rarely use it because most of my work is hands on. After getting FreedomPop Internet services, I decided that I would start using the Internet a bit more. The free services I get from FreedomPop is enough to where I don’t need to pay any extra money each month. If I decide that I want more data from FreedomPop, then I can pay as little as $10 to get additional data.
What I love about the FreedomPop Internet services is that I have wifi in my home. The wifi services help me to connect my cell phone when I don’t want to use data, and I also connect my tablet as well. I bought a tablet when they were hot, but I rarely use the Internet on it. I mostly kept notes on my tablet, and I even played video games on it. Now that I have wifi in my home, I use my tablet more often, and I go on the Internet on my tablet too.
Things have really changed for me since I joined FreedomPop. I’ve even heard that the company has free cell phone services, so that’s something I will consider getting in the future. I’ve talked to my friends about the FreedomPop services, and I’ve even given my friends brochures about FreedomPop. I was so impressed with FreedomPop services that I decided to apply for a position within the company.
There are many highlights that can be spoken about when referring to Bruce Levenson. The fact that he’s part owner of the Atlanta, Hawks or Bruce Levenson the journalist, entrepreneur as well as the successful creator of several companies. And although he is better known for his business ventures, team and company ownerships, I would like to talk about Bruce Levenson the philanthropist.
Since the early “80’s”, Bruce and his wife Karen have subsidized many education initiatives focusing the disadvantage youth. Several of these focal points, involves PeacePlayers and “I Have a Dream,” the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Seed School.
Four years ago Bruce and his wife Karen began, and has well funded the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management at the University of Maryland with two goals as the focal point.
1. To educate the next generation of non-profit sectors, offering them the principles and tools required to succeed as leaders of non-profit organizations.
2. To insure that each student who graduates from the University of Maryland departs as an enlightened and motivated philanthropist. The Center offers campus wide unique, philanthropy-focused practicality ranging from gift giving to the very popular Do Good Challenge which brings in thousands of participants each year.
The Center now offers graduate and non-graduate courses targeted on philanthropy and non-profit administration. The courses many times feature outstanding philanthropists and non-profit leaders as lecturers. Several classes every semester include a feature where non-profits submit grant proposals. Each class donates $10,000 to worthy non-profit based on a complete assessment of the proposals, location visits and, at last, a class vote. Since the start of the program inception in 2011, these courses have award almost $40,000 in grants every year.
Additionally, students from the school are in high demand as fellows at non-profits in the Washington area ranging from the Smithsonian Museum to the famous Marriott Foundation.
An in resident program, “A Philanthropist has been initiated for freshman orientation week to start the path of informing and inspiring all students to be philanthropists. By 2016, the program will expand to China.