Finance Experts Assert Social Security Stereotypes Often Doom Recipients

April 28, 2016

The image of Social Security recipient as senior citizen wrapped in blankets and dutifully clipping coupons to stretch their monthly check it long gone. Active, healthy boomers have combined with longer life spans to fuel a retirement revolution of second careers, education and travel that defy past generations, and nowhere is this more felt than with Social Security. Consider—in 2015, over 59 million Americans received almost $870 billion in Social Security benefits. Nine out of 10 individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits. An estimated 165 million workers are covered under Social Security. Retired workers and their dependents account for 72 percent of total benefits paid. Disabled workers and their dependents account for 15 percent of total benefits paid. The government program is therefore incredibly popular, one of the few such programs that can confidently claim that mantle. Today’s beneficiaries can choose from eight separate...

Pettigrew & Pettigrew Land Services is offering to review free land data FOR FREE!

April 28, 2016

Pettigrew & Pettigrew Land Services is offering, for a limited time, a free review of your land data!  A qualified team of Lease Analysts and Division order Analysts will pour over your reports and database exports to help you identify potential issues. Are you looking at selling some acreage?  Have you’ve recently acquired some data from an unfamiliar source?  Or maybe you are interested in making a purchase and would like a second opinion? Pettigrew and Pettigrew will use what you’ve provided to help you identify potential issues, such as net acres being higher than gross acres, entity share of acreage not calculating properly, missing PUGH clauses or other special provisions, expired leases that haven’t been updated, missed extension payments, and more! To take advantage of this limited time offer or get more details please call Pettigrew & Pettigrew Land Services at 281-465-0276 or email . About...

Multilingual SEO Expert is identified as the Leading Voice in Digital Marketing

April 28, 2016

Influencer marketing covers promoting products and services to people who have a power over the products other people purchase. Lately researchers at some universities in California and New York identified Maria Johnsen, the multilingual digital marketing expert and as one of the leading voices in digital marketing. Miss Johnsen knows eighteen languages and has been raising awareness for companies across social networks and search engines in various languages. Her own social media channels are dedicated to subjects related to multilingual SEO, multilingual digital marketing, search engines algorithm and technical SEO in English, Norwegian, French, German, Russian, Danish and Chinese. She also promotes unemployed individuals who need help with getting a decent job. She identifies those who are in need and promotes them free of charge on...

The State of Georgia Gets First Real Film Making Course with Cinema South Filmmaking Class

April 27, 2016

Film making is best learnt by actually making a movie and the State of Georgia reportedly gets its first ever real film making course with Open Rivers Film Academy. Entitled as “Cinema South Filmmaking Class”, the futuristic course has assured hands-on training for the emerging and new film-makers of the State of Georgia, with enrollment starting on May 15th. With secured national and international distribution, the latest course would enable trainees to have practical experience with a film that will be distributed to enhance their knowledge on securing distribution, making & promoting a film as well as securing an industry standard IMDB rating. Students can now get opportunity to work and get in touch with industry professionals who are ready to share their knowledge and working insights to every single process followed in film making. The program does not require any prior experience making it suitable for any individual...

Hispanic Christian Radio Network Pioneers Praise via Social Media

April 27, 2016

Bridging traditional radio with new technologies, Dr. Hector A. Chiesa brings the largest Hispanic Christian Radio Network into a new era in evangelism. An innovator in his field, Dr. Hector A. Chiesa stands as a leader in Christian broadcasting,  Since 1985 Radio Vision Cristiana has been meeting the needs of Christian Evangelicals in the US and Latin America. With over 25 million listeners, RVC pioneered the concept of radio gospel. In countries such as Honduras, where Dr. Chiesa was born, his network is the only reliable method of Christian media. "Our next step was to move the ministry online in a Christian way.   It turned out that in a world of web developers, nobody thought as a pastor or bishop world," said Dr. Chiesa, "When we learned to build this like a startup, not a church or radio ministry, everything fell into place." The result of these efforts is CirculoCristiano.com, someplace...

Street The Movie Releases in Walmart Nationwide - Beau "Casper" Smart and Mark Ryan (Black Sails- Transformers) Star in a “Rocky meets Bloodsport” MMA Film

April 28, 2016

Beau "Casper" Smart and Mark Ryan star in the new fueled MMA movie - Street - which hits Walmart nationwide on May 3rd 2016. Remo Street is a 23-year-old former wrestling champion spends his days job searching and with great ingenuity forces himself to train at night whenever and however he can. It seems his lifelong dream of becoming a professional fighter just might elude him until one fateful night when destiny takes him an entirely new direction. Street is a film that should not be missed by any Black Sails, Transformers and MMA fans. Mark Ryan best known as “Quartermaster Gates” in the Starz hit Series Black Sails gives an amazing performance as URI a Russian mobster. It also features MMA icon Frank Trigg, and current fighters Matt Mitrione, Bellator...

Dramatic Increases in Longevity Sparks Funding Panic

April 27, 2016

The good news is that American’s are living longer. The bad news is they’ll have to find a way to pay for it—and quick. With savings rates for the average American depressingly low, simply paying for retirement now is increasing difficult, let alone when longer life spans are factored in. In roughly two decades, overall global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011, something the World Health Organization calls “dramatic.” It equates to an average increase of eight hours a day over the last 20 years, according to the organization. Closer to home, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States for 2016 has risen to 79.56 years, and is soon expected to break the 80-year mark. And remember, 50 percent of the population will live beyond that. Looking back a century reveals just how far it’s come; the University of California-Berkley reports that in 1916, men averaged 49.6 years and women 54.3...

CareQ significantly improves communications for long term care facilities during Emergencies

April 27, 2016

The CAREQ Enhanced Notification System is a two-way communication system that dramatically improves emergency communications and response times.  It is comprised of voice, text and email technologies.  It will allow care facilities to communicate with staff and families via text, phone, email or all three — depending on which mode of communications is most convenient for each contact.  With CAREQ, care facilities can contact staff quickly and efficiently in an emergency situation, with the ability to reply.  CAREQ can also be used to send families information about any facility-based emergencies that could affect their loved ones.  A recent test of the CAREQ system at a large facility in Atlantic Canada resulted in communications that were more than 15 times more efficient.  Staff regularly drill and practice emergency response and coordination protocols.  The use of the CAREQ communication system improved staff notification and staff...

SafeGuard Guaranty Launches RetirementSavings.us

April 27, 2016

The SafeGuard Guaranty, today announced the launch of its fully featured website, , as a financial informational site that provides educational resources on subjects such as financial planning, insurance, and annuities, as well as helpful financial tips for retirement savings, insurance products, and more. The new website provides financial information to help consumers navigate the savings and retirement income arena. The goal of the website is to educate and promote discussions on the topics of savings, investments and retirement income planning. The website includes helpful content on saving for retirement, videos on how to reduce debt, understanding life insurance, Social Security benefits, IRAs, annuities, and other topics. Twenty-eight percent of Americans have nothing in their savings accounts and another 21 percent don't even have a savings account, according to a survey from GOBankingRates. The rate comparison website surveyed 5,000 people and found...

NEW EMV CHIP-CARD TRANSACTION SOLUTION PLUGS INTO EXISTING CARD-PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION SYSTEMS USED BY ISSUERS, ACQUIRERS AND PROCESSORS

April 29, 2016

Opus Consulting today announced the release of a new solution – the Opus EMV Transactions Accelerator – that card issuers, acquirers and processors can use to process EMV chip-card transactions with their existing core- authorization engine application.  The EMV Transactions Accelerator can be used with all debit, credit and pre-paid card authorization systems, and it supports all leading Hardware Security Module (HSM) brands. Implementation and integration is quick and easy, and the solution has minimal impact on authorization-system performance. "Retailers have purchased new POS card-payment systems that can accept both EMV card-insert and card-swipe payments, only to find that their merchant provider isn't able to process the EMV data efficiently," said Anand Ramakrishnan, CEO of Opus Consulting. "Our EMV Transaction Accelerator solution, which consists of two plug-in modules inserted before and after...

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