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Forefront Capital has floated its initiative, Forefront Income Trust, in the market. The innovative investment fund caters for the non-accredited investors. For the longest time, Brad Reifler focused on accredited investors. Accredited investors are those that make over $200,000 in a year or have a net worth of more than $1 million. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also reflects this statistics. Brad Reifler pointed out that he was now shifting the focus to non-accredited investors with a specific plan developed for them.

Originally, the accredited investor standards were developed to protect shareholders from risky investments. Nevertheless, knowledge and oversight in the capital market has increased within the last 30 years. SEC has recommended important updates to the meaning of accredited investor. Additionally, an Investor Advisory Committee was created in 2010. The committee was mandated by the Dodd- Frank Act with the task of reviewing the definition after every four years. The recommendation of the committee was to do away with the present net worth and income tests developed 32 years ago. They were to change the measures in line with financial sophistication.

It’s pretty clear from CrunchBase that Reifler created Forefront Income Trust after careful analysis and due diligence. The trust offers non-credited investors an opportunity to invest a minimum of $2,500 that can be withdrawn or added every quarter. The Forefront Income Trust products allow room for potential growth and high risks since they are not correlated to the stock market. According to Reifler, they offer interesting distinctive programs that can provide clients with liquidity and a return of 8%.

Brad Reifler made his first investment in a 529-college plan many years back as referenced on Wikipedia. This investment was available to all regardless of their income or worth. When his girls were to join college, the fund was 40% lower making him incur losses. His attention to the middle class was drawn more after his father in-law gave him his savings to invest. However, his father in law’s investment strategies could not materialize because he was not a credited investor. Reifler realized how limited investment opportunities were available to many people.

Brad Reifler is the CEO of Forefront Capital Management and Forefront Advisory. He is a highly experienced and qualified individual with having over 30 years experience. Reifler established his first company, Reifler Trading Corporation, in 1982 after graduating with a degree in economics and political science from Bowdoin College. Refco bought the Company in 2000.

Later, Reifler established Pali Capital where he achieved even greater success. Serving as the chairman and CEO, Reifler led the company to profits surpassing over $200 million. He also established offices in the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. Reifler would like to be recognized as an individual that people can trust in offering investment alternatives. His goal is to demystify the investment complexity in a bid to elicit the public to invest and secure their futures through their savings.

While Dr. Saad Saad was working as a U.S. Board Certified pediatric surgeon for over 40 years, he noticed that some of the devices he used to treat patients were flawed and hindered the performance of medical procedures.

So, he invented and patented two medical inventions that improved upon two frequently used devices—the catheter and the endoscope.

The problem with the catheter is that to locate the location of an inserted catheter required either x-raying the patient, which could be deleterious to the patient if used too often, or using MRI machines, which are overly large and impractical to use.

Dr. Saad Saad’s catheter is capable of being detected by a hand-held device, which the doctor use to sweep the patient’s body.

When this device is perpendicular to the tip of the catheter, which contains two wires and a coil with magnetically permeable material, it lights up to alert the doctor the location of the inserted catheter.

The problem with the existing endoscope is that it tends to get fogged-up during medical procedures and requires the doctor to take it out to vacuum away the liquid fogging up the device multiple times during a given procedure.

Dr. Saad Saad’s endoscope is equipped with a suction and irrigation component to prevent endoscopes from becoming fogged-up by liquids and restore visibility during medical procedures.

Dr. Saad Saad’s endoscope is so practical in terms of allowing doctors to perform their procedures without needless interruptions that it has been mass produced and is utilized by doctors everywhere. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

While Dr. Saad Saad was working as a U.S. Board Certified pediatric surgeon, he also noticed that some children in the United States and in the Holy land required medical procedures of which he is a specialist.

So, he would often go on medical missions both in the United States and the Holy land to perform free surgeries for poor children in desperate need of medical procedures.

Going on medical missions to the Holy land also allowed Dr. Saad Saad to visit his homeland as he was born in Palestine but became Palestinian refugees when the country of Israel was founded. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/

The fact that Dr. Saad Saad is currently in retirement does not prevent him from caring about children’s health, so he prescribes healthy habits and sound advice to mothers.

Dr. Saad Saad recommends that mothers consume meals that adheres to healthy diet guidelines, consume alcohol only in moderation, exercise regularly, and don’t smoke cigarettes.

Dr. Saad Saad further recommends that mothers breastfeed their infants and make sure that their infants get enough sleep.

Dr. Saad Saad also advises that mothers take their infants to seek medical care immediately should they notice any indication that their infant is coming down with either the common cold or meningitis as these two illnesses are especially dangerous to infants.

Randal Nardone co-founded one of the leading alternative asset firm, Fortress Investment Group. He went on to attract other financial experts such as Peter Briger and Wes Edens to co-own the group while at the same time running it on a daily basis. Randal Nardone operates the company at its offices in New York City. He also doubles of as a member of the board of directors that run the company. The graduate of Boston University School of Law started his career as an attorney before moving to entrepreneurship, where he has excelled.

From the operational point of view, Randal Nardone has been at the forefront of running this organization for almost three decades without putting his foot wrong while at the same time enabling the organization to achieve a significant number of goals. One of the main achievements of this entity is that it was the first to be registered as an asset manager who was able to sell its shares to the NYSE. This meant that people with money to speculate can move on and start owning shares in company.

This move was highly opposed by a significant number of individuals, especially the trained professionals who had a perception that the organization was getting a bad deal. However, the entity went ahead and approved the strategy of operating in stock market. A large number of individuals appeared to buy the stocks of the company with the aim that they will get profits in the future. However, there was a number of people who were not attracted to the new move as they had never seen an asset manager operating in the stock market.

The move would stand as one of the most strategic decisions that the company has ever implemented. The company’s stocks were oversubscribed, which means that the company had to split some shares so that it could ensure that any person who applied for the stocks of the company was able to get some units of ownership. The funds that the organization received were used in helping the entity to establish itself as the market leader. Randal Nardone continues to implement some critical policies that have led to the expansion of the entity beyond measure.

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The recent interview of Ted Bauman speaks to the increased interest in economic development and that the everyday layperson has been expressing. Ted Bauman explains to Ideamensch.com that many of his readers have displayed an encouraging level of intelligence in this area. They have gone out to educate themselves on pressing issues. Bauman encourages them to continue this research. In fact, he explains that much of the information that he is garnered over the years is come from his substantial ability to conduct research. Research is how people can keep up with current events. Bauman uses research to remain a consistent authority in his field.

Ted Bauman’s ability to conduct research started as a student at the University of Cape Town. He obtained a degree in economics and history while there. These dual degrees play off of each other in a very meaningful way for Bauman. He has used them repeatedly over his career. He is currently an editor for Banyan Hill publishing. This role is a little more stable for the seasoned jet-setter. He has traveled all over the world working as a consultant for housing and financial development. This chapter of his life has been dedicated to research and reporting information.

In the future, Ted Bauman hopes that this trend towards more independent economic stability will continue. It is his hope that his readers will gain that independence that they are all working for. His recent articles are targeted towards asset management and financial recovery. He also has articles that talk about immigration issues and low-risk opportunities for investment. He has so much knowledge in this area and giving it to his readers has created a lasting mark on the industry. While he has proven himself to be an exceptional writer, Ted Bauman spent much of his career traveling the world trying to provide alternative solutions for low-income families when it comes to their housing. He understands the economic impact that financial dependence on the government can have on a family. This is one of the reasons why his articles are geared towards that independence that so many people seem determined to earn for themselves.

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One of the biggest trends, in the finance world, is known as point-of-sale financing. And one of the largest players, in that field, recently released some surprising performance numbers in Q2. That company, GreenSky Credit, is innovating the world of point-of-sale finance across the country.

According to a recent Forbes article, GreenSky Credit announced strong Q2 earnings numbers. This news is on top of the recent announcement that American Express has partnered with the FinTech company in a marketing arrangement. With this arrangement, American Express will market the FinTech’s lending app to the credit card giant’s merchant customers. This move is expected to help the FinTech customer gain more merchants to their lending app.

For those unfamiliar with point-of-sale financing, GreenSky Credit gives merchants an app that allows them to offer financing to their potential customers and clients. For instance, a general contractor can offer a loan, to their potential customer, for a kitchen renovation. The potential customer can apply right through the merchant’s app. The app then offers a response in minutes. This financing app ultimately helps merchants close more high ticket deals while helping customers get quick financing.

Because of its billion dollar valuation, GreenSky Credit is known on Wall Street and Silicon Valley as a “unicorn” start-up. The company made waves earlier in the year when it raised over $800 million in a IPO. Today, the company’s surprising performance has Forbes calling the company “undervalued” compared to its recent stock price.

Currently, the FinTech company has about 12,000 merchants on its financing app platform. Many of these merchants are general contractors, solar panel installers and medical clinics. In addition to individual merchants, the app is also available at giant retailers like Home Depot.

Founded in 2006, GreenSky Credit currently partners itself with 14 lending institutions including Regions Bank and FifthThird Bank for lending capital. The company is headed by its original founder David Zalik who oversees a staff of 900 employees. As the company enters its next decade, GreenSky Credit will look to further grow its point-of-sale lending business.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/greensky-ipo-5-things-to-know-about-the-company-seeking-to-end-fintech-ipo-lull-2018-05-21

Since the formation of Fortress Investment Group by Randal Nardone and the other co-founders, the company has been in the lead of the investment management industry. The three CEOs of the company have made all the contributions that they could afford for the company to ensure that its performance remains outstanding. Randal Nardone has been able to help Fortress Investment Group to win several financial related awards such as the management firm of the year award, Hedge Firm of the Year, and the Hedge Fund Manager of the year among other important awards. By winning these annual awards, the company demonstrates that it can dwarf other entities operating in the same industry by coming up with some of the best industrial policies.

One strategy that Randal Nardone has used to help the organization to maintain its competitive advantage is by ensuring that it invests in alternative assets. These are assets that other organizations don’t choose as they do not offer immediate returns. The company has invested in large number of alternative assets in various parts of the country such as idle rail lines and collapsed manufacturing plants. The benefit of acquiring alternative assets is that they are available at discounted rates and companies can later sell them at high profits.

This move was highly opposed by a significant number of individuals, especially the trained professionals who had a perception that the organization was getting a bad deal. However, the entity went ahead and approved the strategy of operating in the stock market. A large number of individuals appeared to buy the stocks of the company with the aim that they will get profits in the future. However, some people who were not attracted to the new move as they had never seen an asset manager operating in stock market.

A significant number of people did not understand why the organization accepted the bid to sell the company to SoftBank, given that the entity was not experiencing any financial distress and did not need financial support. However, various benefits could have triggered the acceptance of the bid by Randal Nardone and other executive members of the board of the Fortress Investment Group.

End Citizens United, an organization committed to bringing campaign finance reform and transparency has endorsed Democrat Molly Kelly for Governor of New Hampshire. End Citizens United has had a strong influence in holding candidates accountable for choosing to accept corporate or PAC funding. The issue dates back to 2010 when the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruled in favor of ending spending limits that corporations can issue. The ruling would create a trickle-down of loopholes such as the ability to keep the identity of corporations that donate to certain candidates private. Find out more about End Citizens United at indeed.com

Molly Kelly is a unique case due to the fact that End Citizens United has normally set their focus only on federal officials. Today, they have created a separate branch called “fight for Reform” that assists and endorses state-level officials. It is understandable today why such a move was made, the states have their rights and fighting for reform on a state level can contribute small wins that will eventually bring back a democracy where candidates serve their district constituents and not their district corporations.


Molly Kelly caught the attention of End Citizens United after pledging to end the “LLC Loophole” which provides business owners the ability to donate multiple times through their various businesses. In paraphrasing a quote from Kelly, “there is enough of that in Washington with Trump, let’s lead by example here in New Hampshire”. She is also seeking to clarify state laws to close these loopholes. Today Molly Kelly is one of only 4 governors to be endorsed by Fight for Reform.

End Citizens United has taken a new and bold step in leading the country to finance reform. This state-level project is new and has its flaws, but the progress and its errors today will bring victory in the future.

Check: http://endcitizensunited.org/citizens-united-and-the-campaign-finance-crisis/

 

Working as an entrepreneur can be a terrifying task. You have to find ways to make yourself successful by following your intuition, your education, and the opportunities that present themselves to you. Chris Burch, the founder of Burch Creative Capital, has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the industry thanks to his varied approach to investing and his impossible-to-beat work ethic. Chris Burch has had a number of high-profile success stories over the past five years which include collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres and the acquisition and subsequent reformation of a luxury resort located in the South Pacific. With these kinds of successes behind him, future entrepreneurs would serve themselves well to pay attention to what he has to say about the industry. We’re going to bypass much discussion on his specific projects in lieu of the wisdom that he has to offer up-and-coming entrepreneurs, source (Prnewswire.com).

 

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If you were to ask Chris Burch what his major key to success as an entrepreneur was, he’d keep his answer short. Burch would hear your question and respond simply, “It all starts with people.” For Chris Burch, and pretty much every other successful entrepreneur in the industry, work only succeeds when the right people come together in order to make it happen. Burch believes that passionate, energetic and hardworking individuals are the true keys to success in the industry, based on thenewsversion.com.

Of the people that Burch has worked with, he cites Ellen DeGeneres as a true inspiration. He says that she is ‘unique’ in her ability to turn her thoughts, words, and feelings into an actionable impact on her audience. Burch goes on to say that he loves the way that Steve Ross, a real estate developer, works as well because of his fire and passion for details. These two figures, along with Burch himself, probably exemplify the modern entrepreneur.

In the modern financial market, consumers have a wide range of options to pick from for investment plans. There is the stock market, bonds, retirement funds, among many other choices, however the newest idea on the market is Freedom Checks. The concept was created by Matt Badiali from his personal experiences traveling around the world. There are a pair of online articles that expand this idea, its legality, and current place in the market.

Starting with the creator Matt Badiali, he studied geology in college. He later joined Bryan Hill Publishing, and began creating newsletters for consumers to understand the current market trends. A recent article with Affiliate Dork explains how an individual can obtain one of these checks. They are a form of investment with a company through a tax loophole in the system. This is called an Master Limited Partnership, and a company just has to meet basic level requirements to qualify. An investor can expect to receive checks with a proportional amount to what they invested.

The Freedom Checks concept is further elaborated in a Gazatte Day article with its potential to earn the investor a wealth of money. The money a consumer gives a company is used to upgrade equipment, cover its workers, and expand its business practices. Then they can their expanded wealth with those who helped. Matt Badiali believes the potential of Freedom Checks is very high right now with the recent polices of President Trump. The economy is thriving, and in turn business are making more money than ever before.

There are many get rich quick schemes on the market, and while Freedom Checks may require some upfront work, it is a legit option on the table. The U.S. tax code encourages companies sharing their wealth investors, and the industry continuously demonstrates high growth potential. Matt Badiali has created a wonderful method for companies and investors to share the growth of the industry in a reciprocal manner. The average individual should see if Freedom Checks are right for them.

Wes Edens finished off his college education back in 1984 with a degree in finances. Following his academic success, Wes went on to work for several different financial companies over the years, steadily building up his experience. This includes companies like Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and California Savings and Loan. It only took Wes Edens a period of three years before he was getting managing positions, the first being at Lehman Brothers. By 1998, Wes thought he was ready for his own financial company and started up Fortress Investment Group with two other partners. Fortress Investment Group started up as a private investment company that focuses on alternative investments and they became public in 2007.

As a highly successful man in the investment industry, Wes Edens has had the ability to focus on some of his passions in life. More specifically, Wes has a passion for sports and in recent years he has taken to purchasing some of his own teams. Wes put a large stake in the Aston Villa, a soccer team. He currently owns the Milwaukee Bucks, a professional basketball team in the United States. Wes even owns an e-sports team known as FlyQuest for the massively popular online game, League of Legends. There are many more ventures out there waiting for Wes and he has every intention of exploring as many of them as he can in the coming years, especially sports related. To watch a video click here.

Fortress Investment Group was started up with only a few hundred million dollars worth of capital by Wes Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone. Today, Fortress has billions of dollars worth of assets floating around for investments all over the world and they are one of the largest alternative investment companies in the US. In 2007, Fortress Investment Group was able to purchase Intrawest, one of the biggest ski resorts in the country.

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The role of Steve Ritchie at Papa John’s is going to be very important. This is a company that has a long history in building pizza and side items that people depend on for game season. This has become a company that has helped a lot of people when they have a need for pizza for catering events. All the different types of pizzas and the dedication that goes into making sure that these pizzas are made correctly is something that has given Papa John’s a customer quality service connection in the franchise environment. Consumers that are fans of pizza will typically agree that the pizza franchise that gets the business is going to be the one that has the best customer service.

In order to be the best at customer service you must actually get connected with the customers. This is going to be the thing that makes Papa John’s a franchise that others want to embrace. When President Steve Ritchie came into the job of CEO it was no surprise for people that know how promotions are earned inside of the Papa John’s franchise. When he started as a customer service representative he was only making $6 per hour. He would transition up the ladder in a company where internal promotion is quite common. People that want to grow with the Papa John’s establishment have endless possibilities when they are willing to do the work. Ritchie is a perfect example of this. He has proven, over time, that there is a way to work your way up if you really desire to do so. According to qsrmagazine.com, Papa John’s working on its diversity efforts.

Now that Steve Ritchie Papa Johns is in charge of the world’s 3rd largest pizza company it is time to reflect on what he learned during the time that he took on a franchise store owner role. He has already been in a leadership role for operating one of these type of stores. From this current position, however, he knows that there is a lot more in store. There are more customers and employees to listen to. There is a greater need to push and build this brand.

Papa John’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papajohnsus/photos/an-open-letter-from-steve/10156059623977639/