Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis are two of the most renowned figures in the North American direct-marketing business. After having founded a number of highly successful ventures throughout their lives, the couple found themselves with more money than they knew what to do with. In the fall of 2009, the industrious couple, who had worked their entire lives, decided to take the plunge and dive into a life of retirement.
But it wasn’t long before Ray and Lewis realized that they had made a serious miscalculation. The couple simply was not cut out for infinite afternoons of cocktails and golf courses. They soon started longing for the fast action and the strong sense of meaning that being involved in the business world on a daily basis gave them. They started selling a few health and beauty products out of their home. Before long, the experienced entrepreneurs were spending 70 hours per week on their new enterprise.
This business, which Ray and Lewis soon named Jeunesse Global, was different from their previous efforts. The couple was no longer interested in acquiring great wealth. They had enough money that they couldn’t spend it all in three lifetimes if they each became profligate shopaholics. Instead, Ray and Lewis wanted to make a life statement. They wanted to create a company that would serve as a vehicle to create great products while also spreading real economic opportunity across the globe, especially to disadvantaged regions where people didn’t have the same kinds of economic chances as Americans.
The result has been a truly different and human-oriented company. One of the things that makes Jeunesse Global different from other competitors is the extremely generous compensation package. Distributors with Jeunesse have six different potential ways to earn. These can represent dozens or even hundreds of total income streams, all of which are isolated from each other.
At the same time, Jeunesse has developed one of the strongest product portfolios of any health and beauty company on the planet. Ask any of its distributors; Jeunesse products virtually sell themselves.
For more information, please visit the Jeunesse Global website.
In support of the short position taken by Kerrisdale with regards to St. Joe’s ambitious real estate plans, the investment company has issued a negative statement on the realtor. The report comes amid St. Joe Company’s surge in popularity that has seen the stock price quadruple. These developments have ignited optimism in the face of developers and led them into believing that the company might be heading in the right direction. Kerrisdale, however, casts serious doubt on St. Joe’s operations as well as the sustainability of the company’s business module.
The red flags
Kerrisdale goes ahead to highlight some serious investment pitfalls that every investor should carefully interrogate before committing their capital to the company. For instance, Kerrisdale points out to the fact that one of Quinstreet’s biggest investor, Fairholme Funds with a 30 percent stake in the company, might end up slicing this stake by half. The majority shareholder was recently forced to adhere to SEC liquidity rules thereby exposing the rest of St. Joe investors to the uncertainty of forced selling. Kerrisdale believes that the move might see the company’s stock price fall by more than 40 percent.
Additionally, QuinStreet has made little effort to prove its capability to enforce its master real estate plans. Channel checks by Kerrisdale point to the fact that the investor has made no significant efforts in enforcing their St. Joe land development proposals initiated close to a decade ago. Investors should, therefore, prepare to wait for returns.
The delays experienced with the development of the interior lands by the company cast a big shadow of doubt on the achievability of their now ambitious Panama City beach plans. Investors should note that a huge chunk of the Panama City Beach property lies in desolate and swampy areas. Its monetization is also based on an overly ambitious and its realization would only be feasible if the investment company sold more units every year for the next five decades in the district that were absorbed by the larger Panama market in 2017.
About Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale
Sahm Adrangi is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale capital, a New York-based private investment firm. He is Yale University Graduate with a bachelor’s in economics. Before starting Kerrisdale, Sahm Adrangi worked as a manager at Longacre Fund Management as well as a bankruptcy restructuring specialist at Chanin Capital Partners.
Sahm Adrangi is known for being vocal about fraudulent companies. He uses his extensive knowledge to short them. However, just like he did with St Joe’s company, Sahm Adrangi does not just make up stories or claims of suspicious activities. Instead, he takes time to research widely before he can shortlist a company. He also publishes the information at Kerrisdale capital so the public can get access to it.
Hussain Sajwani was born into entrepreneurship as his father owned a shop selling products imported from China. Before attending college, he obtained a government scholarship and moved to Washington State where he attended the University of Washington and earned a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Later starting a career in the United Arab Emirates in the oil industry.
Within a few years, Sajwani changed course and started a business, catering to customer’s like the United States Military and Bechtel, one of the largest construction companies in the United States. His business grew into a behemoth and still operates to this day, serving customers all around the world in various industries like education and hospitality in addition to some of its primary clientele.
In 2002, Hussain Sawjani left catering and founded DAMAC Properties, which quickly became one of the largest developers in the Middle East. It has amassed some 19,000 apartment buildings, including an upwards of 44,000 units all in multiple stages of development. Thirteen years later DAMAC went public on the Dubai Financial Market, adding to its success.
More recently, DAMAC continues to see success on a global scale with properties throughout the Middle East and Europe with plans to expand in the United Kingdom and the United States. They have entered into partnerships with notable developers like the Trump Organization in a deal that will see a total of two Tiger Woods-designed golf courses erected in the UAE. With this deal and Trump’s presidency, Hussain Sajwani sees continued success in the first. So much so that depending on coming market trends, there are plans to potentially sell a stake in the company to create more liquidity for assumed further growth.
Hussain Sajwani’s outlook for the first is also high as they have yet to reach supply and demand equilibrium in the last three years. For example, demand calls for a minimum of 15,000 units a year, but in the previous three, DAMAC has produced less than 10,000 units a year. With future opportunities, Sajwani sees out increasing to more than 10,000 to 12,000, still below demand but a sure indication of a table market moving forward.
In today’s society, there is a generation of people that is struggling managing their finances while trying to help out their family members. It’s being coined as the “Sandwich Generation.” With people living longer than expected, adult children sometimes find themselves in a position to have to support their parents financially.
The sandwich generation is not only having to provide for their aging parents but also their college-aged kids. According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, it is estimated that one in seven middle-aged adults are stuck as part of the sandwich generation.
It’s very typical of advisors such as HCR Wealth Advisors to have clients who have major concerns about being able to live on their retirement savings. The team of independent advisors at this registered investment advisory firm work to develop personalized financial plans to help their clients reach their financial goals. HCR Wealth works to educate clients and protect them against risk.
Being stuck in the sandwich generation is a preventable and the method of preparing a financial plan is plausible. If planned appropriately, you can avoid making financial mistakes, such as making an early withdrawal from a retirement plan to offset expenses. As a registered investment advisory firm, HCR Wealth Advisors counsels clients on how to best make use of their investment money.
Planning by adult children who take care of aging parents should be equally meticulous. Adult children should know the discretionary expenses compared to their parent’s retirement income. Since longevity is continuing to be expanded and people living well into their 90s, adult children should have an expectation that at least one of their parents will outlive their retirement.
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Ryan Seacrest is famously busy throughout the day. Once in an interview he ticked off the number of jobs he had, including his live radio show “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” among others, and ticked off nine of them. He says that he works efficiently in order to keep up with everything that is going on. He has also learned to consolidate some of his jobs to just one location. For instance, the studio for “on Air With Ryan Seacrest” is just down the hall from where his tv show tapes.
Another way he keeps up with the pace is by having developed a great team around him. He says he has experts on his staff to help him manage each of his jobs. They keep him updated on what is going on and what’s coming up next. He says he also gets a series of emails at the end of each day where he is told what happened in each division.
It was 13 years ago that Ryan Seacrest founded a production company. He says it started with just one employee. He was watching “The Osbournes” and he found it really great. He thought about starting something similar with another family. He knew Kris Jenner wanted to start a show about her family and Ryan Seacrest thought that was a great idea. The result was “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and now it has had numerous spin-offs that he also produces.
While he had success in Hollywood before hosting American Idol, that was the show that put Ryan Seacrest on the national map. His hosting of that show led to numerous opportunities to host other events, among them New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC. He started appearing on that show in 2005 while the longtime host Dick Clark took more of a back seat due to his having suffered a stroke.
“On Air With Ryan Seacrest” is on each weekday. It is a four-hour live radio show which is on from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. PT. He used to produce this show in California but he has since moved the studio to New York.
A History of thorough tactical training and law enforcement experience leads Ronald Fowlkes to take on responsibilities as Partner and Director of Business Development for innovative tactical equipment company FirstSpear.
Ronald Fowlkes knows first hand what it means to rely upon quality tactical gear and equipment for safety and security. Ronald Fowlkes is a graduate of Army Jump school, and proudly served in the Marines before going on to work in SWAT and Law Enforcement. Ronald Fowlkes remembers first being introduced to FirstSpear while serving as a Marine. He recalls his first experiences with this gear as being compelling and impressive. FirstSpear was well designed and highly functional, even under the most rigorous of conditions. He is involved today in the development, design and distribution of this revolutionary new tactical equipment only offered by First Spear.
What is Ronald Fowlkes most proud of now for the future of First Spear?
Ronald Fowlkes fully stands behind his product. He knows it works, and that it is the best in the business. He knows because he used it, and relied upon its functionality himself. As the future develops more extensive technology, FirstSpear focuses more on the Type 1 Operator for importance in weight, Laser cutting, and new advances in tube technologies. Frequently called the Ferrari or Gucci of the tactical world, Ronald Fowlkes could not be more pleased to back this quality American made product. FirstSpear is currently commissioned by NATO, as well as Law enforcement agencies on both the local and state levels nationwide.
What does Ronald Fowlkes enjoy doing with his free time?
The Marines taught Ronald Fowlkes the value of putting his thoughts down on pen and paper and daily journal writing. He is a serious sports and hockey fan, and you can read his blog on medium.com. He believes in family first, and enjoys spending quality time with his family and he has fun coaching his Kids youth hockey team.
Ronald Fowlkes blogs about major happenings in the world of Hockey.
It may have taken more than 14 years, but Jeff Glass is looking like he is with the NHL to stay. Appearing in a total of six games since making his debut with the Blackhawks on December 29, 2017, Jeff Glass earned his first NHL victory after allowing three goals on 45 shots, ultimately defeating the the Edmonton Oilers. It looks as if this victory insures that Glass has a roster spot with the Blackhawks for the rest of the year. This might just be what the oldest rookie in the NHL deserves after persevering in the minor leagues and Russia for so long.
Ronald Fowlkes writes with passion about Hockey, and about the current heroes of the game at: https://email@example.com
The name Joe Arpaio has a strange effect on many in the U.S. as the very mention of his name can reveal much about the political ideology of an individual.
To conservatives, former Maricopa County Sheriff is something of a precursor to U.S. President Donald Trump and his views on immigrants entering from Mexico and further afield; the work of the man who styled himself as the “toughest sheriff in America” has placed him in direct conflict with the former owners of Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who have personally felt the wrath of Joe Arpaio. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
In 2018, the name of Joe Arpaio has once again made headlines after the former Arizona law enforcement official declared his desire to run for office as a Senate Representative for the state. This decision came after Arpaio was pardoned by President Trump towards the end of 2017, a decision recently upheld by the Supreme Court in a decision journalists Larkin and Lacey saw as an obvious one waiting to happen in the current political atmosphere.
Larkin and Lacey played a key role in bringing the actions of Sheriff Arpaio to the attention of the people of the Phoenix area of Arizona and the wider world through their own investigative reporting and that of their team at the Phoenix New Times. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
The journalists were already well-respected in the journalism industry for their ownership of the Village Voice Media group when they published an investigation into the ownership of commercial properties by the Arpaio family worth an estimated $700,000 when the annual salary for the Maricopa Sheriff was just $78,000 in 2004.
The Phoenix New Times was just one of a nationwide chain of local newspapers owned by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey which they recently sold and had already become a major part of the switch to news delivery Online with a strong subscription base.
After almost three years of investigations into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department including revelations about a concentration camp style tent city holding prisoners, Larkin and Lacey were arrested when they published details of an illegal and unconstitutional subpoena served to them from Maricopa County.
The two journalists were eventually arrested in a third-world style operation conducted by plainclothes Maricopa County detectives in unmarked vehicles carrying Mexican license plates.
After their illegal imprisonment, the journalists were awarded $3.75 million in compensation which they used to establish the Frontera Fund fighting for the rights of immigrant groups along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The pardon of Joe Arpaio by Trump was met with scorn by both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as the two campaigners for minority group rights had expected the decision to be made and believe the former Sheriff had hung his hat with the President to ensure he received his pardon.
Before he was even sentenced, former Sheriff Arpaio was not expected to serve any jail time for his conviction of contempt of court which would lead to his loss of the position of Sheriff of Maricopa County after 24 years.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have become famous in the community through the great transformation they have contributed. The two were in the scene of journalism before making the decision of becoming role model to many via their Phil atrophic work. They made a turn of venturing into the arena after becoming touched by the facts of discrimination that was threatening to take the entire United States.
The area that the incident has affected greatly was the city of Arizona. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin came across the incident of oppression while carrying out their normal work of journalism in the society. They combined their ideas and put up an organization that was meant to fight for the refugee’s rights through various programs.
Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media had the objective of fostering the human rights and democracy in the community. The dedication of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in keeping the programs of the organization flow towards the right directed attracted a lot of support from various humanitarian authorities across the globe. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Most of the immigrants that were based in the city of Arizona were being oppressed in the workplaces and their demands were not being taken into account by the concerned bodies. Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media priorities the condition of the refugees and fight for their rights through several moves.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are known to be the people behind the craft of the goals of the organization. The concept they had was to support other small unions promoting the human rights in the community. The factor that elevated their idea was the coherent measures they laid down and the team of experts incorporated to drive the system of the organization.
Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media registered a lot of achievements within the set timeline as per the objectives. The other is that organization put its effort in is the creation of awareness to many refugees across the United States on their rights.
Furthermore, the programs of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media entailed the training of the leading individuals of the small organizations. The step bolstered the efforts of the unions and made them become a unit throughout their mission in the field.
Michael and Jim through their outstanding leadership overcame various issues that were hindering the objectives of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Their experience placed them in a better place of pushing the goals of the body to the right niche.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin experienced the order of arrest from the Sheriff at night while at their house. The factor that made them faced the incident was the publication they had put in their article about the information of the grand jury proceeds.
The reason for their decision was to allow the public access the facts about the matter. The public then demanded the release of the two and they were paid a compensated after the judges dropped their cases. The two supported the agenda of promoting the human rights through the whole set of money
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are philanthropists who have contributed hugely on matters relating to the human rights in the United States.
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Hussain Sajwani has had one of the most varied business careers in the luxury real estate industry which began long before he established his DAMAC Properties group in the early years of the 21st-century. The many twists and turns taken through the career of Hussain Sajwani have taken him from an accounting career in the oil and gas industry to a range of business opportunities culminating in the creation of his DAMAC Properties luxury real estate company.
The DAMAC owner began his career working for Abu Dhabi Gas Industries after completing his education at the University of Washington in the U.S. It was while working with the gas industries giant that Sajwani set out to create his first entrepreneurial endeavor providing food services to the oil and gas industries in the United Arab Emirates which has now expanded across the world into areas of Africa and Asia; the food services company of Hussain Sajwani has grown to include work completed alongside the U.S. military during the conflicts in Iraq and across the planet. Learn more: http://www.hussainsajwani.com/
In many areas, Hussain Sajwani is best known for the work he has completed in the real estate industry which has seen him build an important business partnership alongside U.S. President Donald Trump. In fact, Hussain Sajwani has been given the nickname of “The Donald of Dubai” because of the way his luxury real estate career has mirrored that of the New York-based real estate mogul.
Over the last few years, Hussain Sajwani has formed a close working relationship with President Donald Trump and his family which has led to the President referencing Sajwani and his DAMAC group in a New Year’s Eve speech as a respected and important business leader in the luxury real estate sector. DAMAC Properties is responsible for the construction of two golf resorts bearing the Trump name which bring together the expertise of the two real estate giants.
Investing in different countries is a very risky endeavor that is only meant for those who have a high threshold for risk. For example, a country that many businessmen have been turning to is Brazil. With a growing economy that has been very positive in the recent years, this country is a great place to explore when it comes to financial sectors.
An individual who has had a chance to invest in many countries, Igor Cornelsen has narrowed some of the important tricks of the trade for those looking to follow his footsteps. The following advice reflects the opinion of this investor.
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Establish a Connection with the Locals
The booming economy of Brazil has given birth to many entrepreneurs that are native to this area. According to Igor Cornelsen, one-fourth of all the population of Brazil aged 18 to 64 are businessmen. This is more than enough to create a solid group of people who have the same goals as a newcomer looking to profit. Furthermore, people from Brazil are well known for being open to new ideas and outsiders.
Know the Currency Restrictions
Brazil does not use the same currency as most of other countries in the world. This means that a foreign investor will have to exchange their funds into the local currency. The problem, however, arises when an individual tries to convert their funds to a very strict market that uses different exchange rates. Failing to do an appropriate amount of research could easily facilitate additional costs to the investor which is not the most optimal scenario.
Since Brazil’s economy is in an upright motion, the lawmakers are expectedly trying their best to keep the profits available to the locals. This means that there area heavy regulations that aim to keep people who were not from the area out of it. A potential investor should be aware of the forever-changing nature of these regulations as they will play an important role.
One of the most important things that one should do before heading over to Brazil is to get to know at least a few Brazilians. As mentioned before, besides the large business-oriented population, knowing people who are originally from the area reduces the chance of getting lost in translation. This means that people will be more likely to avoid cultural differences and grow their investment faster.
Thorough research is also important as Brazil might have one fo the most restrictive workforces in the world. Cornelsen advises people to be well acquainted the Central Bank of Brazil as this is the institution that can affect the exchange rates at any point. Ultimately, one should know that there is no free money in Brazil.