Monthly Archives: April 2018

U.S. Money Reserve – A Company With Integrity Standing Tall Above The Rest

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An IRA tax deadline is looming and will be unavailable after April 17, 2018, for you to contribute to your IRA account.

There are measures you can take to contribute to an IRA that is Self-directed and to curtail your tax load and assist with your retirement plans. Below are some measures you can take to help you with your IRA contribution planning.

A good option is to invest your tax refund into your IRA account.

According to U.S. News & World Report, if you do not have the money to contribute to your 2017 IRA, consider using IRS form 8888 to put your tax refund into your IRA account. You have the option of depositing all or part of your tax refund into your IRA. Read more: US Money Reserve | LinkedIn and US Money Reserve | Facebook

You must contribute to your IRA by April 17, 2018, and you may claim a tax deduction for the money you deposit in your IRA before the money is deposited into your account.

This credit from your tax return value is about 10 to 50 percent. Another benefit is that you can claim the saver’s credit on your tax return as a deduction for funding your retirement account.

If you are aware that more time is needed to file your tax return, it is recommended that you ask for extra time by filing for an extension. This will help you not to get penalized and have to pay for filing your taxes late. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-president-to-hold-emergency-gold-conference-300486354.html and http://www.builtinaustin.com/company/us-money-reserve

If your spouse is not working, you may think about contributing to a spousal IRA. This is a good means to grow your savings and cut your tax bill, providing that both of you meet the eligibility requirements. For you and your spouse to qualify for the spousal IRA, one of you is required to have an income. The Traditional and Roth spousal IRA’s have similar limits.

The U.S. Money Reserve founded in 2002 is located in Austin, Texas. They are a privately held and operated company. They have 200 employees, and they specialize in Silver Bullion, Platinum coins, Gold coins, Gold bullion, and Silver coins

From its inception, U.S. Reserve has become a distributor of foreign and U.S. government-issued platinum legal and silver goods. The employees at U.S. Money Reserve are highly trained and are experts in the reserves sector.

They are professionals who are knowledgeable in finding the right kind of products that give a higher profit, for those purchasing precious metals, especially in the form of United States silver coins, and gold.

Award Winning Company OSI Food Solutions Has Recently Expanded:

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Award-winning company OSI Food Solutions excels in the providing outstanding food to your favorite fast food restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores. The company prefers to sit back and enjoy the accomplishments of its customers rather than boldly announce its presence. The company began over a century ago, the product of a German immigrant family the Kolschowsky’s. They started a small meat market in Oak Park, Illinois and the business grew over the coming decades to be one of the Midwest U.S.’s biggest meat distributors. The company eventually picked up the contract to supply McDonald’s and to this day, retains that affiliation. Today, OSI Food Solutions is one of the biggest companies of its type in the world and a certified top 100 food company in the United States of America. The company has been expanding at a global level since the 1970s under the leadership of CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin who joined the company in 1970 at the behest of the Kolschowsky brothers. When the brothers retired, Sheldon was in sole control of the food giant that they had built together. Add in David McDonald who joined the firm in 1987 and now serves as President and Chief Operating Officer and you have a recipe for continued growth through wise expansion and acquisition.

José María del Río, the manager of OSI Food Solutions operations in Spain recently talked about the huge demand for chicken in Spain and Portugal. These markets have seen a large increase for the demand of this product and OSI has dealt with the situation by investing in a new production line in the Toledo, Spain plant that has doubled chicken production from 12,000 to 24,000 tons every year.

Baho Food and Flagship Europe are new acquisitions to the OSI brand. These two companies have a huge reach across Europe and also have significant product lines that are now added to OSI’s already impressive lineup. The increase these acquisitions have on OSI Food Solutions share of the European market is significant. David McDonald is brimming with pride over these new acquisitions because they strengthen the OSI portfolio in a way that is sure to attract new clients. Flagship is being rebranded Creative Foods Europe.

Award-winning company OSI Food Solutions has added another prestigious award to the trophy case. The Globe of Honour went to OSI in 2016 from the British Safety Council in recognition of OSI’s environmental management commitment.

Fortress Investment Group: Real Estate And Credit Company

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Peter Briger, currently the principal of board of management working with the Fortress Investment Group. The company is recognized globally with various assets under its supervision. In 1998, Robert Kauffman and Randal Nardone initiated it as a private company. The firm maximizes its experience and skilled personnel in investment tactics whether private or credit of the various investors. Peter Briger is in charge of Mortgage and real estate department, dealing with distressed debt. From 2006, he worked as an associate of Board of management, in 2009 he became the Co-chairman. As a partner at the Fortress Investment Group, he worked with them since 2002. Before he joined the company, he partnered with the Tipping Point and Caliber Schools as a board member. Caliber Schools is determined in making students ready for colleges and the afterlife. As a Board advisor, he also partners with the hospital specifically in special surgery.

Apart from his professional works, he assists in Philanthropic and community causes such as the Global Fund for children and works with the Foreign Relations which deals with enabling citizens and officials be aware of foreign policy issues. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A and later pursued Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. Peter Briger joined grammar school, later convinced his parents to join Groton school. When there was a financial problem, Peter took the opportunity in analyzing the finance sector with Goldman. He went to Dallas selling bonds for the company and with the various places he visited he dealt as a mortgage trader.

Fortress Investment Group has become successful because of its diverse departments such as private equity, credit and real estate and liquid funds. The company takes up what other firms do not see as valuable and use it to benefit themselves. All through Peter Briger’s career, he has taken up such kind of opportunities. They aim at making their firm operational even in times of financial problems. His friends praised him for his excellent work in credit sector. Among the world known investors, he was invited to a Research conference. The guests are required to share with other investors their views and financial expectations. His firm is among the best-performing companies. Employees are not left behind in complementing how the company is doing well. They talk about the good salaries given to them, teamwork among them, sometimes given free drinks and snacks, they learn from the various opportunities and more.

Fortress Investment Group joined up with Mount Kellet Funds Management. Mount Kellet is a private firm dealing with investments and real estate. When the two companies worked together, they enabled staff to learn from each other. Mount Kellet benefitted from funds owned by the other company. The other benefitted too because of the merged asset management.

Three alumni of Princeton: Peter Briger, and other two set up a program which helps the young entrepreneurs, Princeton entrepreneurship. The young people receive financial support and a platform to share with other students, those within and the experienced in the business world. It helps the students have an open mind and ability to master courage and start up a company. This is in preparation for the competitive world.

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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Speak out Amidst Controversy – Joe Arpaio’s Pardon

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In the Summer of 2017, Joe Arpaio was finally stuck with criminal charges. However, victims of Arpaio were forced to cease celebrations. President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio of his criminal contempt of court charges.

“Donald Trump is a moron,” Michael Lacey said, echoing the words of former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson – the latest member of Trump’s Cabinet to be fired. “This is a perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals,” added Lacey.

The same year Arpaio illegally arrested a Mexican citizen, the action that lead to his criminal charges, he also arrested Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the then-time owners of The Phoenix New Times. It has been nearly a decade; Arpaio’s worst year is now officially behind him.

What is most surprising about Arpaio’s history is that he hasn’t been convicted of more serious charges. Ever since he was first elected as Sheriff of Maricopa County, he has left behind a trail of corrupt behavior. Everything from torture and murder has been reportedly committed inside his jails.

As a result of their own illegal arrest, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sued Maricopa County and Joe Arpaio. In 2013, the lawsuit was settled and the journalists were awarded $3.75 million.

Jim Larkin, during an interview with The Phoenix New Times claimed Arpaio arrested them because they were constantly a pain in Arpaio’s side. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://james-larkin.com/about/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Joe Arpaio may have put Lacey and Larkin in his past, but the journalists haven’t forgotten about what Joe Arpaio did to Arizona during his 20 year run as sheriff. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have decided to put the settlement money to altruistic causes. The journalists have created both The Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential.

A few good things did come out of the entire Arpaio-Lacey/Larkin ordeal. Without the settlement money, Lacey and Larkin would not have been able to enter the world of philanthropy. Through The Frontera Fund, Lacey and Larkin support dozens of good causes in Arizona.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have previously worked with the ACLU and Aliento. The Frontera Fund’s coffers are used for a wide variety of causes but primarily focuses on Hispanics. On The Frontera Fund website, readers can find a wide array of information pertaining to DACA and other immigration laws.

The second organization created post-settlement was Front Page Confidential. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s newest effort in the publication industry is much more goal oriented than other papers. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Their unorthodox approach to journalism consists of only focusing on political action. The majority of content in Front Page Confidential is related to civil rights and migrant rights.

Eric Lefkofsky, the serial entrepreneur

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Tempus, a technological company that uses a clinical data-based method to battle cancer has received a lot of support since it was founded in 2015. The company which is located in Chicago has accumulated 210 million dollars in investments and donations. Recently, an additional 80 million dollar investment was made by a new group of investors including the Kinship Trust Corporation, and Revolution growth among others who are enthusiastic about the work being done by Tempus.

Tempus consists of close to four hundred employees who keep increasing every month as its operations increase. It is headed by Mr. Eric Lefkofsky who is also a co-founder of the establishment. Eric Lefkofsky is a great businessperson who has been able to make himself a net worth of 2.3 billion dollars.

Eric Lefkofsky was born in 1969 to a structural engineer father and a schoolteacher mother. He was privileged to attend some of the best schools in the state of Michigan. He went to the Southfield Lathrup High school and later the Michigan University after which he attended the Tamarack Camps. There, he went on to become a member of the staff.

In 1993, Eric partnered with a friend and founded the Madison Wisconsin Corporation. Six years later he also founded the Starbelly interned company and sold it a year later to Halo Industries after having substantial success. Lefkofsky still went on to become its COO under Halo.

In 2001, Lefkofsky started yet another company called Innerworkings that provided procurement services in print which he headed for a decade. In 2005, he established ECHO and a year later an advertising company named MediaBank. Subsequently, he funded the start of Thepoint.com which is currently known as Groupon. Groupon is a virtual mutual action website that is partly owned by Andrew Mason. He is also linked to the ownership of Uptake LLC and LightBank.

Together with his wife, Lefkofsky owns and runs the Lefkofsky Foundation that supports education and science endeavors all over the globe. He is also a board member at the Art Institute, Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Chicago Science and Industry Museum as well as a former professor of business in multiple Universities in Chicago.

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