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The United States Money Reserve is located in Austin, Texas. The company has an AAA rating from the Business Consumer Alliance for their sales of graded and certified United States Government platinum, silver and gold coins and the sale of gold and silver bars. The company was founded by individuals who have spent years in the gold market. These veterans realized that there could be a much better system for the average person to be able to invest in gold. PR Newswire listed themain areas that they felt they could create an improvement were market knowledge, customer service and guidance through the process of purchasing precious metals. Because of their fulfillment of improving the previously mentioned areas, the U.S. Money Reserve has become one of the biggest distributors of United States government issue platinum, gold and silver coins. They have assisted hundreds of customers in investing in precious metals of various forms.

The company offers on goldnewnetwork different precious metals products, including U.S. government gold and silver coins, graded and certified gold and platinum coins, and gold and silver bars. The company was establish in 2001 and makes an annual revenue of between 100 and 500 million dollars and they have roughly 200 employees. Of these 200 employees, some are account executives, some are in the standards and compliance department, some are numismatic CBS experts, some are coin researchers, others are in the customer relations, inventory or the shipping and vault department. Another reassurance that customers get from the U.S. Money Reserve is that their president is Philip N. Diehl. Diehl was a director at the U.S. Mint and his years of experience in the precious metals industry are a major asset to the company. Because of Diehl’s leadership, the company only provides the very best in precious metals. All metals that they sell are official legal tender, were authorized by congress and were minted at the U.S. Mint. These three qualifications of the metals means that the customer can be sure that they are getting the best quality. There is also the major reassurance of not only dealing with experienced professionals who have an extensive background in the industry but also the 30 day buy-back guarantee.

For those who would like to find out more about the U.S. Money Reserve, the company can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn and like on Facebook.

The year 2016 is going to be a very intense one as November gets closer. The presidential election will heat up, and words will be used as a double edged sword. Front runners at the moment include Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio.

Sanders has some rather controversial words in his campaign platform. For Thor Halvorssen (the founder and current CEO of the Human Rights Foundation), one of those controversial words is “socialism”. While he does support some aspects of socialism, such as in those that Sanders is talking about, there are other times where he believes socialism breeds a toxic environment.

As a documentary film maker, Thor Halvorssen categorizes what Sanders is pushing as socialist policy. He defines socialism as a government run market that exploits the people of the country. However, when there is rule of law and oversight to the program, socialism can aid democratic societies in small and large ways alike.

As for full out socialism, the human rights advocate doesn’t support it. His father was a political prisoner in Venezuela; the regime gunned down his mother; his first cousin is still in prison in Venezuela. Furthermore, he has noted and called out that the democratic front runner as of early March 2016 has been supported by countries with dictatorships and socialist governments. He simply does not wish to support a candidate whom has taken money from countries that kill people for expression, restrict the press, and oppress the people.

So, Halvorssen did something that some have found controversial given his stance on socialism. He donated the largest amount he could to fund Sanders’ campaign. However, given the fact that Sanders is trying to help someone who is not being funded by those he considers to violate basic human rights, this act shouldn’t be so controversial. He’s funding whom he believes is best.

Either way, he has made his opinions clear on the subject. He does not support socialism as a governmental choice, but as a policy choice it can be effective. With as much personal experience as he has with this topic, it’s understandable that he’d support Sanders. Follow Thor on Twitter to keep up with news and other information.

Darius Fisher said employee turnover was very expensive to back up the information posted on ERE Media, which claimed that an entry-level worker would amount to 30-50% of a yearly salary. Replacing a mid-level worker would cost 150% while the cost would shoot to 400% for a highly specialized or senior ranking employee. However, he maintained that eliminating turnover was a daunting task.

How Fisher has Boosted Job Satisfaction

Awarding Goal Accomplishment

Fisher advises business owners to assess the needs or things that would make their employees happy or feel motivated to produce better results. In the article, he proclaimed that he gave his employees some incentives such as Apple watches for achieving quarterly targets.

Salary Increment

Regularly increasing the remuneration of employees can help to maintain employees in a company. He claimed that this would help to keep employees around as they expect their next salary increment

Recognize Achievements Constant basis

He claims that appreciating the hard work of workers goes a long way in boosting their performance. It increases the morale of employees to complete complex tasks. Personally, he claimed that he sends an email to each individual working in Status Labs in a bid to acknowledge the effort of a particular team member.

Keeping Employees Updated

Darius asserts that keeping employees informed on various developments of the company is important. In his company, he introduced a newsletter for each month that informs employees about certain issues. This makes employees feel as part of the company.
Several Alternative Efforts to Increase Employee Job Satisfaction

Fisher went on to suggest various alternatives to boost job satisfaction such as recognizing the birthdays of employees, having free lunch Fridays, building a creative work space ,and scheduling fun activities.

Details Relating to Darius Fisher

Darius Fisher is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Status Labs, which is a leading digital marketing, online reputations management and public relations company. He is behind the globalization of Status Labs in various countries such as the Gulf Region, Latin America, and Europe.

He graduated from Vanderbilt University with an economics degree. In Vanderbilt University, he was the President of its Investment Club, a member of Alternative Spring Break, and a social chairperson of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

 

Countries around the world have been buying goods from each other for years, but when the Internet got to the point where shopping was just a matter of a few clicks, the world became a very connected environment. George Soros, the billionaire investor and economic forecaster, thinks that up close and personal relationship is going to backfire, and that explosion is going to happen in 2016.

Soros recently told several news agencies that a global recession will create the same kind of issues the 2008 Great Recession created. The only thing is, countries like the United States don’t know it yet. Well, government leaders know about, but there are not sharing that information with the public, according to Soros.

That’s why Mr. Soros has donated more than $8 million to Hilary Clinton’s campaign for president, according to a recent article in Politico.com. Soros wants to see another Democrat in the White House, and he is betting on Mrs. Clinton. But as the campaign continues to uncover surprises about Clinton, Soros may be sorry he picked her.

But George Soros isn’t the type of guy to cry over the loss of several million dollars. He lost a lot more than that when he tried to keep George W. Bush out of the White House. Soros likes to mix a little economics with his humanitarian and investment deals. He is rarely wrong when he buys assets, and he is usually right when he predicts economic events.

His global recession prediction isn’t that far-fetched, according to many economists. Countries around the world are knee deep in a recession, and some countries are neck deep in one. Brazil’s estimating their economy will contract by 3.5 percent in 2016. That’s enough to possibly oust Dilma Rousseff from her perch as president.

But the biggest ogre in this recessionary conversation is China. China’s economy is so messed up that the government just censored one the most respected current affairs magazines in the country. Soros thinks the Chinese leaders have crossed the line of paranoia, and they are heading to the land of complete censorship because they don’t want the truth about their economy to be headline news.

The news that China is trying to keep secret is, they are in a recession even though their GDP rate is still on the positive side. But a 3.5 percent growth rate is not a healthy growth rate for China. Their manufacturing sector, which was their lead horse in their quest to have the largest gross domestic product output in the world is lame. And their consumer base economy model can’t replace it. China is bringing the world’s economy down with it, and it’s just a matter of time before middle Americans feels the pain of that lame manufacturing horse.

Jennifer Walden is rated as one of the top ten plastic surgeons in the state of Texas. She is a recent relocation to the Texas area. She began her life in Texas and moved to New York to accept a position in the medical field. Jennifer specializes in laser surgery, Botox, skin peels, skin resurfacing, and hair removal. She also does a fantastic job at tummy tucks, facial reconstructions, and other plastic surgeries she performs. Jennifer Walden is one of the people that is beautiful inside and out. She can give you confidence each visit. Jennifer is knowledgeable and is always looking to learn more. She gives her clients the newest innovative solutions on the market.

New York area doctors were sad to see her leave their establishments. She made the choice to return home after giving birth to her twins. Family is very important to her. She hopes her children will grow up with the same values she did. She hopes her children will learn to respect the community and will be a great asset to the community when they grow up. Returning to her home state took some thought but she knows she made the right decision for herself and her family. After graduation and residency, Jennifer Walden took on the challenge of lectures and speaking engagements. She now appears regularly on talk shows and news feeds. Speaking about the products she uses is the best way for her to endorse the products and explain the benefits.

Big buttocks is one of the new fads that is hitting the world. Everyone is searching for the big beautiful butt and will spare no expense to achieve it. Some people begin butt exercise programs that will enlarge the glutenous maxim muscles. Others go to plastic surgeons for the Brazilian Buttock Adaptation. Fat from other areas of the body is transferred into the buttock area. This is then shaped to form the perfect tight bottom that many women desire. Fat transfer is healthier than adding products such as silicon or gel implants. Your own body receives its own fat better than other products. Jennifer Walden is one of the top surgeons offering this type surgery. A consultation with her will help you to understand the whole process. This allows you the choice.

FreedomPop has been expanding its services throughout not only the United States but around the world since its inception just three years ago. With the growing success in the states, it only makes sense for the rapidly expanding company to move into additional regions of the world. The entire purpose of the company is to offer individuals an inexpensive mobile phone service. This does not just include domestic but international as well. As the company expands into regions such as Europe, it makes it easier for users of the service to travel to different continents and countries while saving money at the same time.

In the last month, FreedomPop announced it would be expanding its mobile services into 25 different European nations. All of these nations will be running and offering FreedomPop services by the end of February. However, this is just the beginning. The company is also planning on expanding its mobile services to 40 different countries by the end of the year.

All of this is possible based off of a recent $50 million funding it received in order to boost its $190 million funding. The funding has been used to not only ramp up its services throughout the United States but also primarily the UK and other major European markets.

With the growing platform, the company plans on offering international plans. These plans come with 200 MB worth of data every single month that users do not need to pay for at all. Should a user require additional funding, they are able to purchase it at $10 per 500 MB. Users are also able to purchase a global SIM card for $10 and access a global hotspot, which allows the individuals to access a Wi-Fi connection within the service area for free. It is all designed to help save money.

A study done by the World Economic forum established that up to a quarter of any firm’s market value is credited to the character it has. However, studies conducted by Forbes and Deloitte point to the fact that most companies are not ready to repair character destruction that is beyond their means. In today’s digital world, most people have access to the internet. A brand’s online reputation greatly stimulates customer perceptions towards it.

As more people board the digital wagon, it is imperative that companies have a good online image because this is a crucial marketing tool. The ever growing impact search engines and websites have on customer inclinations cannot be downplayed. This underlines the need for companies to have a decent online image in order to drive business.

Online Reputation Management

This plays a decisive role in preserving good public perception and outlook towards business organizations. It is done by giving glowing reviews about products offered by the business. According to marketingcharts.com, this methodology acts as the basis for buying resolutions for up to 70% of prospective buyers and also influences 84% of buyers. Another survey done by prophet.com indicates that over the past 5 years firms with good online reputation had 100% investor earnings, which is much higher than their competitors. A public relations platform provides real time comprehension, market scrutiny and the magnification of any positive comments. This is crucial in marketing the business.

Important notes on Status Labs

The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. It offers media relations, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and public affairs among other services. It helps companies and famous members of the society clean any reputation damage. It also helps promote a brand’s online presence by engaging clients in interactions that boosts the image of the company and ultimately increase sale volumes. It also provides communication approaches and media relations, a platform that enables businesses stay in touch with clients.

Status Labs has experienced tremendous growth in the little time it has been in operation and recently reported that it had growth revenue of 939 percent over the past three years. It has also brought on board experienced minds to act as advisors to its board.

According to Re/Code, FreedomPop has already raised another $50 million in funding as it continues to expand in the international market. However, the company is not going to sit back and relax any time soon, because they are already working on their next product: low cost international roaming.

It is no secret that data roaming charges for travelers are usually sky high. While you can roam while traveling, it may cost you more than the actual cost of your trip after a few days. AT&T and Verizon are both known for their outrageously high data charges, whereas T-Mobile offers free roaming but slows down the speeds so greatly they are almost worthless.

This is where FreedomPop believes they can pop into the mobile market once again and drastically undercut all of their competition. The company is already known for offering its customers free data and free calls, so it should not be a surprise that they have figured out a way to offer travelers low cost, affordable roaming.

CEO of FreedomPop, Stephen Stokols, stated that the company is able to offer low cost roaming by striking local deals with all of the 25 countries it currently offers service to. By the end of the year FreedomPop expects to be in over 40 countries which will make their new low cost roaming setup even more enticing to those who travel.

The backbone of the setup is simple; users need to purchase a hotspot that can be used in all locations for the upfront cost of $49. They also will need a SIM card to be placed in an unlocked phone for $10. After this initial cost the products can be used in every location and will never need purchased again. Instead, customers can enjoy accessing 200mb of data for free month in any of the service locations with the option to buy another 500mb for $10. Read more about this great deal here.

 

When someone like George Soros starts selling off his shares of energy stocks, people everywhere take notice. According to information on the online publication, “The Street”, Soros is either a visionary or making a huge mistake. Only time will tell the truth, but Soros is no fool, he is canny, intelligent, and oh yes, he is a billionaire! Making important and smart decisions has netted Soros a financial fortune that he is constantly adding on to.

George Soros was not born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. He was born in Budapest in 1930 and survived the Hitler regime in Hungary as a small child. As a teenager, Soros, at the tender age of 17, escaped to England and became a student of the London School of Economics. (http://www.georgesoros.com) After Soros graduated, he left England and headed for the United States. Soros went to work for several different companies that were in the investment and management industries.

Soros established his own business in 1973, the Soros Fund Management, that later became known as the Quantum Fund. His knowledge about money management and keen sense of the deal led him to become one of the richest men in the world.

Wanting to help his fellow man, George Soros started issuing scholarships to the less fortunate in 1979. He called this organization, The Open Society Foundation. His first scholarship release was to help black South Africans who were being discriminated against. The mission of The Open Society Foundation is to build from the ground up a democracy that holds the government accountable and responsible for its people. George Soros believes in this process and stands firm on his beliefs.

Soros turned over the day-to-day reins to the Quantum Fund to his trusted management people back in the 1980’s. His decision to do this was based on his wanting to help people and he became a full time philanthropist. Soros also became active on the political scene and started writing. (http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros).

George Soros’ inclination to help others has led him to become an author and lecturer. He has become a champion to many and lectures on how the United States tries to assist people from everywhere by fighting for their rights and liberties to have the freedoms to have an education, choices on political views, and religion.

Soros officially retired in 2000, but remains active writing articles for several well known newspapers and magazine companies. He feels that he was blessed and continues to want to help others with his generous nature by continuing to be a major fighter for human rights and democracy for everyone. Soros is also still active on the political front.

So, is this what retirement means?

Investment banking refers to the work done by investment banks. These banks are normally subsidiaries of or associated to other bigger banks. Some investment banks do not accept deposits from the public. Therefore they must find ways of raising capital and earning income to support their daily operations and turn profit.

These banks mainly assist clients in carrying out huge and often complex financial transactions. They earn their profit by charging a commission or fee for every transaction. The banks hire qualified and skilled professionals who serve clients and offer them sound advice. Their ready access to a big pool of investors attracts high demand from investors.

Services Offered by Investment Banks

They help companies and corporations to raise capital by acting as security underwriters. Companies usually raise capital by issuing new securities to the public. This might be an initial Public Offering (IPO) or simply additional issue of securities. These banks purchase the entire securities from the company at a lower price and resell them at a higher price to the public. This is called underwriting.

Banks advice sellers and buyers on various issues during a merger or an acquisition. These are normally complex activities that sometimes become hostile and take a long time to completion. Banks advise both parties on issues like business valuation, pricing, negotiation tactics, structuring transactions and implementing procedures.

They carry out extensive research on trading activities, sales and equity. They then match potential buyers will willing sellers. Sometimes, they buy securities of companies they support in order to facilitate trading of these securities.

They also carry out back office functions like financial control, risk management, corporate treasury and strategy, compliance issues, operations and technology.

About Martin Lustgarten

Martin Lustgarten currently lives in Miami, Florida with his family. He is an investment banker with many years of experience under his belt. Lustgarten, Currently in his 50’s, started his own investment firm called Lustgarten, Martin. He serves as the CEO of the company.

Martin Lustgarten is an avid lover of vintage and collects many beautiful items. In addition, he trades in vintage watches. He is curious in nature and his hobbies include juggling. He is also active on several social media platforms, as well as GoFundMe.