Five Investment Tips From Brad Reifler

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.”

Notre Dame lacrosse player Matt Landis and National Championship Semifinals

Matt Landis

Matt Landis is a learner as well as a starting player on Notre Dame lacrosse team. The Pelham, NY inborn exhibits impressive devotion both when on and also off the playing ground, striking equilibrium between his work and play. As an academic-athlete at Notre dame, Matt Landis does Finance, is a lead defenseman on Fighting Irish Lacrosse team, does a part-time job and someway is able to get time to live like an ordinary 20+ year-old American kid. 

Matt Landis’s hobbies are; doing voluntary work, playing golf, hiking, reading, skiing as well as skeet shooting. 

Matt Landis
Matt interviews after the game.

It was heartbreaking for Lacrosse team of the top-seeded University of Notre Dame on the afternoon of last Saturday during its 2015 NCAA Championship countrywide semifinal match versus Denver, which was played on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. 

Wesley Berg’s score with 2:03 remaining in extra time raised the No.4 seed forerunners to 11-10 option over Irish. Berg’s goal came following Notre Dame assembled from a 4-goal deficit (10-6) with 4:23 remaining in the competition.

Sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic demonstrated to be unrelenting during the last 15-minute stanza when he scored 5 of his scores in the 4th quarter. Perkovic complemented his career-high with a 5-goal performance he achieved the previous year in 2014 after Notre Dame was defeated by Duke in national championship match. 

The Irish, whose second consecutive appearance was their program-first in national semifinals alongside 5th overall attendance in Championship Weekend, saw their term get to its end at 12-3. The Pioneers upgrade to 16-2 proceeding to their tournament title matchup having No.6 seed Maryland on Monday. 

Lacrosse’s head coach, Kevin Corrigan said that he did not think they played specifically well in particular parts of the match. However, they did what they ought to do so as to attain a one-play match at the conclusion. 

Saturday’s tournament concluded much similar to the initial game between the 2 teams on 7th March in Denver where Pioneers assembled for the match-winner with 3:18 remaining in extra time for a comparable 11-10 victory. Today’s semifinal match-up between Irish and Pioneers was 20th all-time contest although first in NCAA Championship game. 

Denver’s prolonged its victory streak on 3 straight over Notre Dame. Actually, the match marked the 4th time in last 5 meetings, which the tournament was decided in extra time. 

The Pioneers escalated to 2-0 early 3:56 into the 1st quarter on scores by Tyler Pace alongside Jack Bobzien.

Notre Dame tied the match at 2-2 from scores of Jim Marlatt as well as Conor Doyle with 7:32 plus 4:30, in that order, left in the 1st quarter. 

Denver’s Zach Miller placed the Pioneers up 3-2 5:52 towards the 2nd quarter on 1st of his 2 scores, though Notre Dame hit back fast after Osselo obtained his 1st goal of the match 52 seconds later. 

Connor Cannizzaro, completed the match with a score for Pioneers with 6:51 remaining in the 2nd quarter to place Denver up 4-3.

We Need to Seek out Nature When the Stresses of Our Lives Become Too Much

Our modern society offers amenities and conveniences that few of us would wish to live without. We turn handles and clean water comes out of a faucet, we flip a switch and the light comes on. More incredibly, we pick up a little device with a screen and we can read information or transmit pictures to anyone anywhere in the world. That said, there is something about nature that still beckons to us. Jim Dondero agrees that for all our technology and modern conveniences, we still find it important to conserve national parks to visit and forests and other wild areas. We grew up with nature for millennia and on an instinctive level it is comfortable because it is home.

A recent study backs this up. It is found in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and it says that taking a walk in and around nature reduces one’s stress level compared to walking in a more urbanized setting. We occasionally need to “get away from it all” with “all” being the hustle and bustle of modern life. We know that modern life is good, and nothing would make most of us want to go back to a day before internet, television, toilet paper and penicillin when people had to live off game they caught that day.

A Real Elderly Friendly Tablet

Let’s face it, technology can be overwhelming for many seniors. Despite this, it can also be a tremendous resource if you can get them to feel comfortable using a Smart Phone or tablet stated Kevin Seawright.

Thus the creation of the AARP RealPad, designed to make technology simpler for seniors. It states that it is designed to be less frustrating and confusing for seniors, yet it seems to fall short.

To begin with the on button is tiny, which is not helpful to seniors who may have arthritic fingers. Other tablets have a more substantial on the button. Also, the RealPad button needs to be depressed for a period before it responds.

This tablet comes with an easy to use support system that provides not only 24/7 live help but also tutorials to teach seniors how to use the device.

The device is reasonably priced at about $150 which is helpful and it does have some great support options. Most seniors interviewed thought that the device ought to be slightly larger, and the audio video feeds a little clearer.

The RealPad is only currently available in black. AARP feels that as demand increases, they can make some of the changes to make this device even more senior friendly.

Help Wanted…For Men.

There was a sign in Brooklyn, New York that caused quite the controversy! A sign was posted that read “Help Wanted, Males Only.” I’m sure any of you that glance at that sign can see just what’s wrong with it. It’s discriminator especially against women. Why would a Dunkin Donuts franchise possibly need to only hire men? Is there a reason? Do they think that women aren’t as qualified? Did they already have too many women working? Were previous female workers causing a problem?

The restaurant was very vague as to their decision for posting that sign. According to Reddit The Dunkin Donuts store that posted this really didn’t say much about why they posted it.

The best part of this story is the fact that it was an 8 year old noticed this sign and told her father to take a picture of it. Brad Refiler agrees that it really shows the c
aliber and great parenting that a person that young picked up on the fact that that sign is wrong. It’s thanks to them that others won’t be offended. Sometimes, people do things without thinking or realizing it’s wrong. Maybe that’s what happened here. We won’t know until whoever made the sign explains their actions.

Wikipedia Writing and Editing

CLOSING IN ON THE GENDER GAP

For far too long, men have ruled the roost when it comes to writing and editing. We women have been left out in the cold. Many feel we have nothing valuable to contribute on Wikipedia. In truth, we do. We see things from a different perspective. I feel it is high time more women took over the writing/editing gender gap for Wikipedia.

With that being, there are a few things which need to be discussed. I say this as one woman to another. Women can be hugely successful on Wikipedia, we just have to remember a few things.

IT’S NOT ABOUT US

We have been feeling lack of empowerment for far too long. Due to this, some of us like to springboard into action. We do one of two things. We either think too much or don’t use our heads enough. In other words, we allow our emotions to drive the car. There are so many subjects that we can relate to, but it needs to be done in a constructive manner. I am a woman and have been very successful with Wikipedia. I encourage other women to take these tips to heart.

You know how we are always telling men “It’s not always about you.” Same rules apply here with us. It’s not about us, even in the writing/editing process. We must find a way to get our points across, without including our egos says getyourwiki.com.

Another lesson, only include the facts. This is not about our opinion, it’s not even about my opinion. Opinions don’t matter here. Your readers only want to read the cold, hard facts. Unless you have some major awareness of what you are writing about, don’t write about it.

The biggest mistake some of us make is we let our personal feelings get involved. I have also made this mistake in the beginning. Learn from this. Just do the research and contribute what you have learned. In a way you have to play the game. In a way you have to think like a man. Sometimes you have to do this to get ahead.

Another thing we need to limit is how much we care. Let’s be honest, guys just don’t care. Guys don’t get involved. Guys just do the job and that is it. We women get more emotionally involved in the writing/editing process. The more we limit our involvement, the more successful we will be with Wikipedia.

The Winning Ticket

It’s a cute little story which just kind of goes to show that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes people are lucky and that reason is because they are destined to win thirty thousand dollars.

This man actually sort of stumbled upon his winnings in a bizarre sort of way. He was purchasing a lottery ticket out of a vending machine and he didn’t have his glasses on so he couldn’t see well. He had every intention of purchasing two twenty dollar tickets, but because he couldn’t see he wound up with one thirty dollar ticket. That was such a lucky thing too! That 30 dollar ticket was the one that won him thirty thousand dollars.

He discovered the ticket was a winner when he returned home to his house said Claudio Loureiro.  According to Reddit News, the store will get 300 dollars from this ticket as well. Meanwhile, the rest of us can only hope that someday we will be as lucky as to accidentally purchase a ticket that is worth that much money!

Studies Suggest Children With A.D.H.D May Benefit From Fidgeting

According to a study published in Child Psychology, children with attention defecit hyperactivity disorder, orA.D.H.D., may actual benefit from fidgeting. Although most children suffering from hyperactivity and concentration disorders are encouraged to sit still, the study suggests that wriggling around may actually help with focusing.

In A.D.H.D., hyperactivity is the dominant symptom in attention deficit disorders and often the main on parents and teachers notice. However, this same system fails to show how well, or if a child can concentrate reports Dr. Daniel Amen.

Julie Schweitzer, behavoral sciences professor at the University of California, Davis, questions whether past studies, which focused on rechanneling the child’s hyperactivity, should have placed more emphasis on why the child was so hyperactive to begin with. In the study that consisted of 26 boys and girls with A.D.H.D., children who bobbled their legs and wriggled (fidgeting markers) while testing, scored significantly better than those who did not.

The study suggests that hyperactivity is a mechanism for “cognitive regulation” and hyperactivity is a critical key to beneit of children suffering from A.D.H.D.

FreedomPop Set Me Up With Great Internet Services

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.

Wikipedia and You

When it comes to the internet there are thousands upon thousands of articles and pieces of content published every day. That being said, there are also plenty of false articles out there that can often confuse readers. Wikipedia is notorious for articles that may be less than factual and as a reader this can be frustrating. When you’re looking to Get Your Wiki, there are a few tips for making your own Wikipedia entry that can help you to insure it is factual and well written to keep readers interested and informed.

1. Sources- the most important part of any article are your sources. If you are writing about something that you are not an expert in you need to make sure you have some credible sources from which to draw your information. As a general rule, three or more is a good number for sources. Try to find sources that come from .gov, .edu, and .org sites as these are more highly regulated and fact checked.

2. Outline- it is always best to start with an outline before you begin to write. Not only will this help you to organize your thoughts but it will also help you to get your article into the appropriate format. Nearly all Wikipedia articles are written in an outline format to make for easy navigation and easy reading. This will also help you in the submission process as you work to publish your article. You should write your outline to help get your thoughts together and give direction to your topic.

3. Writing Style- the last issue that you want to consider is your writing style. This is going to make a huge difference in how you work on your article and how it ends up. You should try for a professional style that lets readers know that you have researched your topic and that you know what you are talking about. You should also try to be conversational enough that readers will not lose interest and so that they will continue to read your work. It is always best to adopt a semi formal style so that you can let readers know you are prepared without coming off as cut and dry which can be very boring.