Refugee And Race Issues Drive George Soros

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The return of Democrat donor George Soros to the political scene came with much media fanfare when he provided around $25 million towards the campaign of Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Over the course of the more than 18 month campaign trail the role played by George Soros grew as he was given major levels of access to Clinton as she and her team formed the policies they hoped would carry the former First Lady and Secretary of State to the White House; following the unexpected victory during the 2016 election of Republican nominee Donald Trump, George Soros has made a quick return to the Democratic party as he looks to assist in returning the party to power as soon as possible.

The life of George Soros can be seen as helping to shape the political beliefs and ideals he lives by and backs for major and state level candidates across the U.S. Soros was born in Hungary and became stranded in the country after the Nazi party occupied the nation and began the Holocaust the Soros family survived; George Soros later embarked on a refugee journey across Europe after Hungary fell under the rule of the communist Soviet nation at the close of World War II. In his philanthropy and political work George Soros has become a major supporter of groups looking to support refugees and bring democracy to various parts of the world.

In his work during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle, George Soros made clear his problems with the rhetoric used by Republican’s Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The hedge fund management legend went on to provide major financial backing for Democrat Hillary Clinton who he has known for 25 years and is said to regret not backing fully during the 2008 Presidential cycle. Of the $25 million Soros provided for the Clinton campaign he backed the Priorities USA Super PAC to the tune of $7 million, and provided around $3 million for other Super PAC’s supporting Clinton and Democratic party candidates around the U.S.

Although the Republican victory in the 2016 Presidential election came as a shock after polls hinted at a victory for Hillary Clinton, George Soros has wasted no time in becoming a major part of the future of the Democratic party by agreeing to attend a meeting of the influential Democracy Alliance group. The Washington D.C. based event will see major donors and political figures from the Democrat’s come together over three days to discuss the issues the party faces; initially, Soros had not planned to attend the event many saw as a victory party for Clinton planned before the election took place.

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Dick DeVos Takes the Baton and Runs With It

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When you father is the man that started Amway it is obvious that you have some big shoes to fill. This is what Dick DeVos had to realize when he stepped from behind the shadow of his father to lead this company.


I think that Dick DeVos has a very impressive resume, but he had a great leader, his father, that helped him get a leg up in the corporate world. There are some men that have fathers that are successful in business, but it may not trickle down to the son. Dick DeVos had the baton handed to him, and I think that he has done a marvelous job of upholding the DeVos name.


He cut his teeth on being a CEO with Amway, but he would eventually branch out and go to even greater lengths to build his career. He has become someone that strongly believes in giving back to those that are in need. He has worked with his wife Betsy to create a strong foundation that gives a lot back to education. This is just one of things that he has been able to do with the money that he has accumulated over the years.


Dick DeVos has also managed to thrive in investment management. He has built a career that spans several decades, and he has continued to work hard when he is not enjoying his favorite pastime. Sailing is what he loves to do when he is not working. There are a lot of opportunities for his sons to grab the baton from him because he has made it to billionaire status. That is the great thing about starting out with a successful business that has been handed down from your father. I know that here lots of people that start in business that may become millionaires, but it is harder to reach that billionaire status because they had to start from the bottom.


I think that his philanthropy may be even more impressive than his ability to build up companies. He has become someone that has given to a large number of charities. He has been giving to education for such a long time, and this is why so many people in Michigan love him.



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Raj Fernando Puts His Experience To Use For The World

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Raj Fernando is an entrepreneur and successful businessman. He founded led Chopper Trading, and moved on to establish and lead Scoutahead. Raj Fernando is an intelligent expert in international financial markets and has years of experience in technological innovation within the industry. He is also active in foreign policy organizations.

Raj Fernando received his bachelor’s degree from Beloit College in Economics and History. He also studied at the University College London. Fernando started his career while he was still in college. He volunteered at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

While working there, he managed to work his way up through different positions in the company from 1991 to 2001. He started Chopper Trading in 2002, after retaining much experience and love for business.

Chopper Trading became successful and grew astronomically. The company had over 250 employees and did its trading on NASDAQ, LSE, Eurex, CME, ICE, and ICAP-Broketek.

While being the CEO of Chopper Trading, Fernando also contributed his time and experience to the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC). He helped support their mission of nurturing transparent and competitive markets. Fernando even spoke as a panelist on a disruptive trading practices discussion in 2010. Fernando spoke to an international audience of shareholders at the Global Exchange Leader Conference in 2013.

Chopper Trading was sold to another Chicago-based trading company, DRW, in 2015. Fernando started another company in 2016. This company, Scoutahead, is an internet startup that was designed to improve growth and productivity through secure communication systems in both corporate and professional settings. Fernando stands as both the CEO and Chairman at Scoutahead.

In addition to his business endeavors, Raj Fernando also supports multiple philanthropic ventures in the Chicago area and also nationwide.  In addition, he has supported and helped to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago, Wounded Warriors, and the Clinton Foundation.

To add to his varying activities, Raj Fernando is a member on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institution. He sits on the board of directors for the American Security Project and was appointed to the International Security Advisory Board which advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011.

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Jim Hunt’s Insights On The Importance Of Rational Financial Thinking

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Finance is a crucial subject in today’s life. Rational financial thinking is important, especially when one is setting short term or long-term goals. Intelligence helps you to make sound financial decisions towards achieving your objectives. However, many people do not have adequate financial knowledge, as they do not know how to save and plan for retirement. Most people do not recognize the need to save. This situation results in magical thinking about finances. Here, one thinks of the easiest ways of making huge sums of money at once in order to solve all his or her financial problems. For instance, someone may think about playing lottery and winning money. However, the likelihood of it happening is almost zero. People often overrate the odds of something good happening compared to the reality. Such thinking affects people’s decision about their finances.

Breaking out of the chains of irrational financial thinking is the only solution to making intelligent decisions in life. Instead of waiting for positive events to happen the way you would want them, start seeing life the way it is and adapt to survive. You will also start seeing the possibility of earning less money in future rather than magically thinking of more. This will help you discover ways of saving money and learn how to invest. One of the best ways to learn about rational financial thinking is seeking help from a financial expert such as Jim Hunt, the CEO of VTA Publications. With his help, you will be able to make sound financial decisions and plan well for the future. This information was originally mentioned on Dumb Funded as provided in this link

About VTA Publications

Its services can be accessed both digitally and physically. Through VTA Publications, Jim Hunt teaches people on how to deal with financial matters and trade safely. For instance, recently, he launched Wealth Wave, a simple strategy of making fortunes out of crashing stocks. He is also the brain behind How to Make Mum a Millionaire. Jim Hunt says that money is not lost during an economic crash but it is transferred to someone else. This way, one can easily make profits through perfect timing of the markets. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire.

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Geoff Cone and New Zealand Taxes

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Geoff Cone wants everyone to know that moving to New Zealand to get out of paying taxes is not a good idea. The country does not have a reduced number of taxes even though many people think that is the case and move there for that reason alone.


Although New Zealand does not have a lack of taxes or even lowered taxes from other areas, they do have tax transparency. This is what they do to ensure that they are open about the taxes that people pay in the areas of New Zealand. Having tax transparency allows them the chance to show people how much is being paid in taxes and what can be done about it. This has allowed them the chance to show their citizens, as well as other countries, what they can expect to pay in taxes when they are in New Zealand.


Even if New Zealand is not a tax-free country, Geoff Cone knows of many tax-free and low tax countries. These tax havens, as they are commonly known as, are able to provide citizens with a great living experience that does not involve paying taxes. Since the countries are often slightly underdeveloped or not developed at all, people who are considering moving to them must choose wisely so that they will be able to know what life is going to be like when they move to the countries that they are a part of. It allows them to know more about the country that they are going to live in.


Geoff Cone is an expert on tax-free living. He has been living tax-free for several years and he has also helped people choose which tax-free living situations would be best for them. This has allowed him the chance to show off his global law skills and has given him a chance to build up a base of clients so that he can truly make money from them and from the different things that he does to advise them when he is working for people who are in different countries.


While people may not want to move to New Zealand for tax purposes, there are plenty of other reasons that they could consider moving to New Zealand. The beautiful scenery, the low housing prices and the large job market are just a few great reasons to move to New Zealand. The country also reports as having one of the happiest populations in the world which shows that it is truly a country dedicated to the people that it serves in the different areas that it is in.


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Nathaniel Ru – Redefining What a Healthy Lifestyle Is

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Sweetgreen something that Georgetown students are extremely familiar with. It is used as a post-workout snack or as a quick lunch in between classes.


Nearly six years ago, the only people who were aware of what Sweetgreen was is its founders, Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicolas Jammet. The three students developed it as an option for students who could not afford a lot, and needed a healthy food on their limited budget.


Shortly after they determined their basic concept, they began developing a business plan. Even though each of the three had parents who were successful in their own entrepreneur methods, they were unsure of what would be required to build a business. Even though they knew very little about the business world, they knew even less about the industry surrounding food.


While many people would see this as a downfall, it actually turned into the exact key to building a successful business that they were looking for. They were able to approach every aspect of product development with a fresh perspective that was not restricted by a set of unseen rules.


The initial location they decided to work in was only a 500-square foot office space. Limited space and financial resources made thinking creatively and maintaining a narrow focus. Part of what kept their products inexpensive is that they had to eliminate unnecessary products, ensure the product was sustainable, but ensure that all the ingredients were quality.


They took the time to get advice from restaurant owners, researchers, and their own taste buds. The project took their entire senior year to master but their restaurant expanded and found its way into schools. Not only do they serve amazing food, they also try to educate children about living healthy, eating nutritious, and how to control their diet on a limited budget.


Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel Ru is a co-founder of Sweetgreens, a salad restaurant that was originally developed to help students eat healthier and while they are managing their busy schedules.


It is true, an amazing salad does help you think a lot better than a greasy, salty burger that is going to weigh you down and make you extremely drowsy.

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