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Financial Planner

Richard D. Blair’s Wealth Solutions

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Wealth Solutions refers to a registered firm that deals in investment advisory and its founder is Richard Blair. It offers various services like Financial Planning, Retirement Planning and Wealth Management. Under wealth management, they assist people create an investment portfolio that allows a diversification based on the needs and also goals of an individual. It is done through various alternative and traditional courses in investment. Richard believes that collaboration is the key to successful wealth management. Clients have diverse investment goals and needs therefore they seek an advice they can trust. They mostly need customized solutions as opposed to generic products.

 

Financial Planning is important to clients as it aids them to realize their short and also long term goals. This involves the determination of the value of their liabilities, assets and evaluation of their financial position. The financial planning is not limited to estate or retirement planning but also involves college planning. Another important aspect is retirement planning which forms another important part of Wealth Solutions. Most clients who have worked in conjunction with Richard have been able to accumulate assets but do not have a proper retirement plan or a starting point.

 

About Richard Dwayne Blair

 

Richard Dwayne Blair is the financial advisor at Wealth Solutions which is based in Bee Cave, Texas. He is well experienced in this field as he boasts of an experience spanning 24 years. He holds several registrations of an investment advisor as well as a Certified Financial Planner. He utilizes his knowledge as an investment advisor to offer advice concerning securities on finances. His Financial Planner Certification enables him to offer clients with sound financial advice. He also relishes the challenge of assisting others to achieve their financial goals.

 

His earlier encounter with teachers made him realize how teaching helps individuals to increase their knowledge and confidence. His grandmother, mother and wife were all teachers and this could have contributed a lot to his career. He has a natural gift of finance and this made him want to help others to plan their finances and investments. After graduating from college, Richard immediately ventured in the financial services industry back in 1993. He then proceeded to form his own firm in 1994 and christened it Wealth Solutions. Over the years he has sharpened his experience and also knowledge in the retirement planning sector. He assists his clients to plan for their retirement and also live in it by ensuring that they reduce the gap between the two. He enables them to avoid the various common pitfalls by offering them strategies that work.

Learn more:

http://soscoffee.com/2016/05/04/wealth-solutions-richard-blair/

https://www.wealthminder.com/financial-advisors/TX/bee-cave/richard-blair/326407

Beauty Products

Instagram Shows The Success Of The Lime Crime Cosmetics Brand

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Judging the popularity of any brand in the 21st century is no longer done by simply adding up the number of sales made, instead the popularity of any brand is now also judged by the number of followers the company has for its social media accounts. A cosmetics startup in existence for just eight years, Lime Crime, has recently reported they have reached the amazing figure of two million followers on Instagram. Under the influence of founder and CEO Doe Deere this technology savvy company has risen through the ranks of the industry to become one of the most popular and fastest growing of recent years.  Their blog, ILoveLimeCrime.com talks about this often.

Social media platforms, such as Instagram, play an important role in the life of Lime Crime as the brand was launched as an Online clothing brand by Doe Deere after she completed her studies in fashion. Deere was looking for the perfect cosmetics to use in her marketing campaigns, which reflect her own individual sense of style that can be seen in all areas of the Lime Crime business. Eventually, Deere turned her hobby of creating her own cosmetics into a business as she looked to create her own makeup designs that would reflect the image she was creating for Lime Crime.

The Instagram platform has recently become something of a community for Lime Crime after the company began uploading images of their signature looks for their followers to enjoy. Lime Crime has also encouraged followers to create images of the looks they create and tag them with the Lime Crime name; these customer produced images have become a major statement on the Lime Crime Instagram account as the company looks to encourage followers to be creative and show other members of the community how impressive its range of products can be.  Follow Lime Crime on Facebook for more updates.

Apps

Skout knows that Potato Chip Flavors and Personalities go Hand in Hand

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Social media site Skout, conducted a survey back in March of 2016. This survey was for National Potato Chip Day which took place on March 14. The survey evaluated 3,000 respondents and their preferences for potato chips.

The survey was used to figure out people’s personalities according to the flavor of potato chips that they liked to eat. Skout sometimes conducts fun surveys like this every now and then. It is just one way that they get their members involved in the site and with each other.

The potato chip survey revealed some interesting results. People who like to regular chips are normal individuals who are not that overly concerned with their health. They tend to be the regular people that we all encounter in everyday life. Cheese chip lovers were also considered regular guys as well. This group of people tended to have a relaxed, go with the flow attitude about life.

Spicy chip lovers are often seen as bold and adventurous people. These type of people usually get involved in a lot of outside activities, causes and extreme events. Sour cream and onion potato chips consumers have a tendency to use their mind more. They usually love good conversation, hanging out with friends and spending nice quiet evenings at home.

Barbecue chip lovers are normal individuals who like to party and get fired up for a cause. The survey also revealed that at least 1/3 of Donald Trump’s supporters eat barbecue potato chips. The salt and vinegar type are different people who want to be different from everyone else. Lime chips are usually eaten by sociable people. This group likes to go out with friends and have fun on the town or have a good time at a restaurant.

As we already mentioned, people who consume specific potato chip flavors often side with a particular political candidate. For the Democrats many regular chip consumers would love to share a bag with candidate Hillary Clinton. Once again, people who eat specific flavors usually pick candidates that they honestly believe share their same taste.

Talk show hosts have even been used for this survey. At least 39% of all interviewees would share a bag of chips of Jimmy Fallon and 29% would do the same for Jimmy Kimmel. This information clearly reveals why 96% of all the people who were interviewed in this survey really loves potato chips. PRN was the first online news site to report this story and you can find out more about the survey’s results by reading the article.

Learn more:

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/meet-new-friends-with-skout/537910

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-portia_b_7168318.html

Politics

Venezuelan Government in Talks with Opposition

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When the Venezuelan opposition has started to collect signatures under petition for a referendum to remove President Maduro, he declared a state of emergency. This isn’t helping the country as its deep economic crisis worsens.
But, now there’s a dim light on the horizon. Top government officials have met with the opposition leaders in the Dominican Republic to seek a common ground. Presently, President Maduro is in conflict with the opposition after they gained control of the Parliament.

The talks, per Reuters news, were mediated by the former presidents of Panama and the Dominican Republic- Martin Torrijos and Leonel Fernandez- and also included the former Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Secretary of State, John Kerry, also announced American willingness to assist with this mediation.

The opposition demands that a recall referendum on Maduro’s rule, release of imprisoned opposition activists, says Danilo Diaz Granados and humanitarian assistance are discussed with the Venezuelan leaders.

While the executive branch is in the hands of Maduro, and the legislators are in the opposition, the Supreme Court has sided with the President and has stuck down most of the laws passed by the opposition.

Some opposition politicians like Diaz Granados himself are saying that the only reason President Maduro wants to talk is to gain more time. At present, his approval rating in at 27%.

 

Public Relations/Digital Marketing

Darius Fisher Expresses His Mind

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Among the people that have experienced success is Darius Fisher. One of the things that made him successful is that he is driven and passionate about what he does. For one thing he wants people to experience success no matter what obstacles they come faced with. One of the reasons that he is successful is that he offers people that are faced with some hits to their reputation a chance to recover from the blow. His company Status Labs is one of the most popular companies when it comes to online reputation management. He has gone on interviews where he talks about the passion behind his successful business. Among the things he likes to do is work for himself and travel.

 

According to PR Week, Darius Fisher not only knows how to keep his clients satisfied, but he also knows how to keep his employees satisfied. He understands that employee satisfaction is an important part of business. Among the things that he does is keep his employees in the loop. The more employees know about the company, the more encouraged he is going to be to work with the company. Darius Fisher makes sure that the employee has enough motivation to want to continue working for his company.

 

Darius Fisher not only works on digital reputation for people, he also gives people pointers on how they can improve their own reputation. Among the things his company Status Labs does is sit down with their clients and put together a plan in order to recover from the bad report that has been made about them. This can include new activities that shoe that the client is actually better than the report gives the impression. Darius Fisher’s Clients often see improvements in their images, their relationships, their careers, their businesses and other aspects of their lives. Online reputation management has proven to be an answer to the problems of many clients.

 

Andy Wirth

Achievements Made By Andy Wirth In His Career

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Over the years, Andy Wirth has been working tirelessly to enhance the value of ski area. Today, ski area is one of the top-ranking tourist destinations in the globe. In addition, Andy has contributed to various community and environmental initiatives in the Lake Tahoe region. His contribution has zeroed in on enhancing the area for everyone to access and enjoy the scenery.

Andy Wirth is an alumnus of the Colorado State University and Edinburgh University. The CEO of Squaw Valley was involved in a near-fatal accident. Owing to of the skydiving accident, Andy formed an Ironman team. The team is known as the Wounded Warrior Support.

The team has played an instrumental role in honoring Navy Seals through raising resources for the Navy Seal Foundation. The organization focuses on supporting team members, engaged in special operations, and their families once they return home from their missions. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport and https://about.me/andywirth

While discussing about the skydiving accident, Andy recalled of how he landed in a vineyard and bled profusely. Owing to the accident, his right arm suffered severe trauma. Immediately after the accident, Andy clung to the Eddie Vedder’s song, Just Breathe. After 21 surgeries and 50 days in hospital, Andy resumed his duties as the president and CEO of Squaw Valley USA. Read more: Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation and Andy Wirth – Squaw Valley CEO and Philanthropist

In the recent past, the Squaw Valley/ Alpine Meadows chief executive officer was named as the new chairperson of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. Andy Wirth and three other new members will form the new board. While accepting the position, Andy asserted that the new ideas brought on board by the new people would make the airport register impressive growth and success.

Andy has vast experience in management of international resort. He has played a pivotal role in developing more flights for the different resorts in Colorado, Utah and Canada. In order to achieve this success, Andy has worked closely with numerous airlines.

Andy Wirth posits that for purposes of improving business for the gaming, ski industry and the business community, air service is crucial. Andy has worked as a liaison officer between the Reno-Sparks region and Lake Tahoe. This information was originally published on Sierra Sun as posited in the following link http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno

Hair Product Reviews

Wen By Chaz Is Fantastic

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A great article in Bustle.com that allows people to see just how great the WEN Hair by Chaz hair line works. The article is interesting because it show picture of what happened to the author’s hair on a daily basis when she used the product. At the end, it did work out to give her a head of hair that had body and shine.
What Is Wen By Chaz?

Wen by Chaz is a product for hair that was created for all-in-one usage. It was something that was needed for a long time, that people had something that they could use that would shampoo, condition and style, all from one product. This is why Wen by Chaz was created, so people could get the most use out of it as possible.

How Much Does The Wen By Chaz Cost?

The cost will wary, but a person can look on the website to see if they can take advantage of any discounts or sales that might be happening. Ordering on Amazon is simple and easy. The product will be delivered right to their door, so this makes it very convenient for them.

“It is a great product ” says the Guthy-Renker that many people are using on a daily basis because they like the way that it makes their hair look and feel. Since most people feel more confident when they look great, they love how they are able to go out with their head held high after they use the Wen by Chaz product.

Official product website: http://www.wen.com/
 

 

Mobile

FreedomPop’s Next Move May Encourage More Companies to Follow Suit

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A company you may not have heard of called FreedomPop has announced their next step in their marketing strategy to gain popularity. In addition to the SIM card they offer with completely free mobile service plans, they will now be offering zero-rated access to WhatsApp allowing completely free use of the app regardless of the customers remaining data allowance. The service will be limited to Spain where the company is launching the service in the next few months.

FreedomPop was founded in Los Angeles and uses the business model of giving away free minutes, text messages, and data in hopes to upsell the customers who need more than a basic plan. The company has operated mainly in the United States but went international in September with it’s launch in the U.K. Spain is their third market and first since closing a major $50 million funding deal in January.

FreedomPop isn’t the first mobile network to offer zero-rated access to WhatsApp, but for other companies the market has been unstable following laws and regulations in certain countries.

WhatsApp often seeks partnerships with mobile companies but FreedomPop is doing this on their own, they haven’t partnered with FaceBook or WhatsApp in any way. FreedomPop is the first carrier to create a model that embraces WhatsApp without having FaceBook push it.

Another selling point of FreedomPop is that it offers free roaming in 31 countries. This offer is only available to people living in the U.S., Spain, and the U.K. but FreedomPop will be expanding to accommodate more people in more countries by the end of the year either by partnering with existing mobile companies, or by disrupting entirely new markets with their unique business models.

Ultimately FreedomPop and other companies offering zero-rated access to whatsapp are proving to be an excellent business model for both the company and the consumer and we hope to see more innovation and creativity in the future.

Check out this review of FreedomPop

Financial Crisis

Chinese posed to become the US of 2008, George Soros

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Billionaire investor George Soros, at an Asia Society event in New York, deliberated on the Chinese economy and its resemblance to the US market. George Soros believe that the boom in credit spells an impending doom for the Chinese economy’s (FXI)(YINN)(ASHR). The bull market might have been experienced up to the end of spring, but now the bear market has begun.

On December 1st, the Chinese market gained at the end of trading. This resulted in the IMF granting reserve currency status to the yuan. This move indeed made investors to become positive about the market thus closing hire on that day. But after that, the market on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soros_Fund_Management has been on a roller-coaster. There was a crash in August and since then Chinese equity has been trying to regain strength.

From a buying spree when the market was rising at a very high rate. On June 12, The Shanghai Composite index was at the 5,166.35 that day. Then after a while the gushes changed to fear and panic and the market crashed down, and on July 10th it was 3,877.80. the first quarter of the Chinese economy grew 6.7%. this growth in GDP was as a result of rise in credit facility. George Soros sees this trends as similar to the US in 2005 and 2006. In the US the real estate prices started to form a bubble. The script here as Soros say is the same, and the problem will be bigger in time.

The phase of the credit cycle occasions a cyclical wheel that repeats its self, expansion- downturn-repair-recovery. George Soros says this bubble will keep growing to become too big such that it will be unsustainable and feed itself just like the United States in 2015/2016.

Expansion phase entails consumers getting loans which in turn improves business. The credit then spreads as more borrowers get access to loans and credit increases. This process on www.valuewalk.com/2016/05/george-soros-broke-gbp-trade-century/ improves business but also creates an asset bubble. When it burst there is always the risk of increased defaulters and credit starts to contract. This trends are speculated in china. The China Banking Regulatory Commission has already said that it would not cooperate with six mortgage brokers for a month for violating lending policies.

A per a Bloomberg survey, Qu Hongbin, he largely agrees with George Soros statement. Although there are doubters of Soros statement he speaks an experienced investor. His predictions might not come to pass but can be used as a warning to avert an impending crisis.

George Soros is an investment heavyweight and based on experience is easy to assume his predictions holds a lot of weight. The money supplied by banks keeps bad debts and loss-making enterprises afloat, if this keeps on happening it could lead to a serious economy crisis.

Financial Advice

Renting Out a Room Can be a Risk

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Airbnb wants homeowners to make money. A home could easily be converted into a full or part-time business by renting out a room. Not every home is using every room and travelers may be willing to pay a decent amount of money per night or week for the space. People may even choose to pay for sleeping on a couch in a basement. Those wishing to make a little extra money with their property absolutely should look into the opportunities Airbnb and similar online services offer.

Do not, however, shirk any responsibilities with an insurance company. And do not assume all tenants are going to have the best interests of the renter at heart. The blog at Wealth Solutions covers some of the very serious things to think about when looking to be an “amateur renter”. Richard Blair runs Wealth Solutions with the goal of helping people put their money to use in good investment vehicles. Blair also has experience with providing insight into financial management. Avoiding a total catastrophe renting out a room definitely helps ensure personal finances are put at excessive risk.

A homeowner who takes out an insurance policy on a first or second home that excludes commercial activity may not be covered for damages and liabilities when renting out a room. A minor accident could lead to major financial costs. Imagine if the renter causes a flood or, worse, a fire in the home. The insurance company may not be obligated to pay for the losses.

Don’t take anything for granted when it comes to an insurance policy. Doing so could prove to be a very regretful decision.

And never assume the person renting a room is “okay” just because a credit card was used to book the room. The assumption is the person is going to be more responsible since he or she has revealed a true identity. No one knows how a stranger is going to act. As such, it is critical to be very careful and deliberate about any decisions to rent a room. Maybe doing so is not worth it in the end.

Richard Blair’s Wealth Solutions firm is always available to those in the Austin, TX area looking for investment and financial advice. Blair has 20 years of experience in financial services. The blog is reflective of the company and reading more blog entries should paint a clearer picture of what Wealth Solutions offers.

Learn more:

https://about.me/richardblair