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Jeff Schneider – Happy to Help

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Jeffry Schneider, a father and business leader, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, currently lives near Austin, Texas, and does nonprofit work for organizations like the Cherokee Home for Children, Wonders and Worries, and the Gazelle Foundation. Jeffry Schneider believes strongly in giving back to the community and the world. An unconventional philanthropist, Jeffry Schneider is committed first and foremost to helping those who help the less fortunate. He sponsors specific individuals who have stepped up and helped others in their community and around the world.

Now, with his personal and professional life thriving in a culture of altruism, teamwork, and self-care, he’s decided to take a step back and look at what makes people happy and successful.  After many years of working to improve communities, Jeffry Schneider is living proof that following a personal wellness plan can change your life and the lives of the people around you.

Presently, he is sponsoring a volunteer who uses her medical knowledge as a pediatric oncology nurse to help underprivileged kids in Central America. Specifically, she focuses on repairing children’s cleft lips.  In the past, after the 2010 Haitian earthquake, she volunteered her time as a medical professional to provide relief in affected areas. By financing her travels, Jeffry continues to help her with her volunteer work abroad. Dedicated to improving the world through leadership, Jeff makes it a priority to participate in other’s nonprofit work in any way he can.

Jeffry Schneider also participates in charity work as a means of growth and personal development. As a philanthropist, Jeffry observes that it is not enough to write a check to a nonprofit organization; it is equally important to participate in its core activities. Throughout the last 10 years, Jeffry Schneider has spent time focusing on giving back to others in need while utilizing his leadership skills to make an impact.

With selfless trends like “Giving Tuesday” beginning to take off, Jeffry Schneider realizes there is a significant change happening in the business world. More and more, people want to be increasingly morally and spiritually engaged in their local, national, and global communities. Schneider also understands and observes that people want to disengage from consumer culture as a means of leading more fulfilling lives. Because of this, Jeffry Schneider is trying to help the cause and lead by example seeking satisfaction in life from immaterial things.

Along with sponsoring those who actively to give back, Jeffry has also made it his mission to help people from all walks of life lead healthier lifestyles. A strong believer in health and wellness programs, Jeffry makes these a part of his and his children’s lives in addition to helping others instill wellness programs into their lives. He believes and teaches that anyone has the power to make healthy choices and that these small choices in the present can support a healthy future. Whether he’s volunteering his time at one of the many local nonprofit organizations, or participating in fitness runs, health seminars, or other community events, Jeffry leads by example and strives to make positive changes in others.

As he continues to do all he can to help others, Jeffry Schneider remains dedicated and focused on building stronger communities. By helping kids realize their dreams can come true and by helping individuals understand the value of community bonds, Jeffry demonstrates daily what it takes to be an outstanding leader.

Brad Reifler Opens Up On Why His Forefront Capital Advisors Decided To Dedicate $3 Million To Charity

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The business career of the CEO and owner of Forefront Capital Advisors Brad Reifler started over 30 years ago. Brad Reifler specialized his career on operations in both local and international commodities and forex markets. After completing his studies at Bowdoin College as a degree graduate in Economics and Political Science, Brad Reifler entered the business market as an investor. In 1982, he founded a global derivatives firm, the Reifler Trading Corporation. After a prosperous business period in the market, Refco purchased his Reifler Trading Corporation. This was the first success of Brad Reifler in the business market, but it would not be his last as Wikipedia makes very evident.

Pali Capital came in almost immediately after Brad Reifler sold his first company. With his newly founded venture, shows how Brad Reifler was able to record over $200 millions profits in 13 years at the top of the firms management. The firm rapidly grew into new markets in United States, UK and Australia. At Forefront Capital Advisory, Brad Reifler also engages in investment advisory apart from his managerial duties. He also spends his time coming up with investment solutions for the middle and lower class markets. His efforts on streamlining investment technicalities for this market have been noted by Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch and Reuters news who have offered him interviews and wrote articles about his financial freedom agenda.

Earlier this year, Brad Reifler signed a $3 million sponsorship deal with Easter Seals Dixon Center on behalf of Forefront Capital. This deal aims to provide funds amounting to $3 million to Easter Seals Dixon Center to help it undertake its charity projects. These funds are also meant to help the charity organization reach more beneficiaries through its charity programs. Easter Seals Dixon Center is a charity organization that operates all over America. This charity serves ex-military servicemen and women and their families by helping them stabilize financially in their new civilian life. This charity organization works with its partner firms and business entities to create employment opportunities for this ex-servicemen and women. This charity also provides this retired military personnel with skilled training on different employment sectors to help them fit in the job market.

Brad said on Twitter this charity helps ex-military servicemen and women, and their families are economically stable in that they can afford good quality homes, education and healthcare. Brad Reifler says that his Forefront Capital Advisors felt that it was a good step if it started engaging giving back to the society. He says after a keen philanthropic sector scrutiny, Forefront Capital Advisors was able to identify Easter Seals Dixon Center as the most favorable charity to partner with. He says that this charity was identified as one of the few charities which so far have been able to positively change the lives of its beneficiaries. Forefront Capital Advisors wanted to join in with their support.  Take a look at Brad’s tips on how to diversify your portfolio for some good guidance on spending intelligently on any level.

Why Top Brazilian Banks Prosper Despite Economic Difficulties

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While Brazil has been experiencing economic difficulties in the past few years, the country’s top two banks, Itau Unibanco and Banco Bradesco have done quite well. Their profits accordingt to respectively rose 36% and 28%.

How did they do that in a struggling economy? As Igor Cornelsen, top Brazilian banker and investor, points out, the secret lies in knowing the market as well as experience with turbulent conditions. It seems that successful Brazilian banks are focusing on lending those with good credit standing, which makes operations more secure and cost effective.

Igor Cornelsen sees the appointment of Joaquim Levy as finance minister to be a positive development for the Brazilian economy and its banks. Many see Mr Levy as a wise policymaker, and with a friendly and sensible attitude towards the private sector, which is in opposition to populist ideas held by many of Brazil’s politicians.

Mr. Cornelsen also tells business people and investors on bizjournals to pay attention to China. Any positive news coming from the Middle Kingdom are likely to be good for Brazil, especially its natural resources sector.

He also hopes that the new administration will let Brazilian Real to depreciate further, thus improving country’s competitiveness. He also thinks that the country’s Current Account needs to be improved. Yet, Brazil’s large market of nearly 200 million, vast natural resources, and a need for infrastructure development make this market to be attractive for foreigners.

For those looking to invest in this large South American country, he advises establishing relationships and networks with the locals, being ready (and patient enough) for the red tape, and knowing how to handle foreign currency restrictions.

Igor Cornelsen has been recognized as one of the top bankers in Brazil. He’s also an investor and currently works as a consultant. In the past, he manged some of the biggest Brazilian banks.