December 22, 2017 · Charity · (No comments)

Education is something that’s value can not be understated. A well-educated adult can create opportunities for themselves that are unavailable to those without it. That is why the achievement gap found when comparing low-income houses to their wealthier counterparts is something that cannot continue to exist. Rocketship Education is a nonprofit that has made its mission to address this devastating occurrence. It is their hope that they can develop a sustainable program that eliminates this achievement gap in our lifetime. Their innovative strategies have led them to be in the top 10% of California schools serving low-income areas. They operate in 3 different states as well as the District of Columbia.

A great program is built from the bottom up brick by brick. For Rocketship Education the foundation of their success is hiring the best staff available. In order to find the most qualified instructors, they search the applicant pool only considering those with a strong background in the STEM fields and humanities. From there they provide quality training, ensuring that each instructor is able to provide the careful and thoughtful educational experience that Rocketship is known for. Once the instructor has students, or rocketeers, of their own they are required to visit each student’s home at least once. This requirement ensures that every parent feels like their child’s teacher is accessible as well as committed. It also allows the teacher a unique ability to discuss a child’s needs. With parent, support Rocketship believes that every rocketeer can take off

Natural disasters impact economically stretched communities the hardest. Families that already struggle to make end’s meat suddenly see all their possession and home destroyed. After such a loss it can become difficult to impossible for parents to continue working much less prioritize their child’s education. The family can easily become homeless when they are unable to supply security deposits on new housing. Seeing something like that threatening the education of their students Rocketship Education was compelled to act. Working with local nonprofit charities the organization was able to raise $62,000 to go towards helping families rebuild their lives.

 

Celebrities are paid well. In fact, some people even believe that they are paid to much to entertain society however it seems each year the numbers surrounding celebrity wealth only continue to grow. Forbes recently released their list of the 100 top paid celebrities based on calculations from June of 2016 to June of 2017. This year there were many newcomers and some close battles for top spots. Check out some of the highlights below and if you would like to see the full list it can be found here.

This year the #1 spot went to Diddy who banked $130 million prior to taxes during the 12 month period. A large chunk of this came from the sale of the Sean John clothing line which was purchased for roughly $70 million. Last year Drake held the #3 spot, however, this year he was surpassed by J.K. Rowling who made $95 million in the one year period in comparison to Drake who brought in a close $94 million in the same time frame.

Other names that made the list this year include Beyonce at #2 with $105 million, Jackie Chan at #39 with $49 million, Kevin Hart at #98 with $32.5 million and Amy Schumer at #69 with $37.5 million. Steve Harvey, Conor McGregor, and Chance the Rapper also made the list this year for the first time ever. Altogether the 100 highest paid celebrities in the world brought in a combined $5.15 billion prior to taxes between June of 2016 and June 2017. Seeing how that is enough to end world hunger we can only hope that every celebrity on this list donated money to help others this year.

The house that Vince Lombardi built at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin has experienced a franchise impasse during its 2017-18 NFL season.

During an exhilarating game by the Green Bay Packers against their division rival Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017, starting Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sustained a punishing tackle by a Vikings defender, which injured his right collarbone and caused a fracture.

Rodgers had surgery performed on his fractured right collarbone four days after experiencing the game day injury. After that, the Packers placed their superstar quarterback on the injured reserve list. It was not known at that time whether or not Rodgers would be able to return to the field at some point late in the season.

However, the elite, 33-year-old signal caller posted a message to fans on his Instagram page late Tuesday night (December 12), which indicated that the Super Bowl-winning Rodgers has been cleared to start in the next Packers game against the Panthers on Sunday December 17, 2017.

“It’s been a long road from that day to this, but I’m happy to say I’ve been medically cleared to return,” Rodgers posted. “Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff. #riseagain,” he continued.

Number 12’s impassioned message to fans was written below a picture of the rugged and tough touchdown passer resting on a hospital bed with a hairnet on under a white sheet giving a smile and a thumbs up. This eliminated any doubt about Rodgers being good to go. He has desperately desired to play during his speedy recovery.

“One of the big factors that played into this was Aaron Rodgers very, very badly wanted to play,” said television sports reporter Ian Rapoport during a Tuesday night show on the NFL Network.

“And that’s one thing that’s been clear the entire time with Rodgers is ever since he broke his collarbone, he was aggressive in his recovery to try to get ready for Week 15,” Rapoport went on to say.

The 7-6 Green Bay Packers are more than eager to have their warrior under center back after experiencing a subpar season in his absence. The focus for the team is to get back to its winning ways.

December 20, 2017 · Businessman · (No comments)

With the current increase in dependence on retirement benefits, every individual should find ways of maximizing their pension in time. David Giertz, a specialist in pension and an international entrepreneur proposes to the youth how they can comfortably increase the value of their retirement benefits without getting into problems. As the president of Nationwide Financier’s sales and distribution organization, David Giertz has conducted much research on retirement and why retirees complain of not enjoying any good benefits from the pension.

From the research, the Nationwide Retirement Institute, 80% of retirees regret failing to identify the factors that determine their social security benefits. As a result, the CEO has gone a notch higher in helping the young entrepreneurs identify these factors. Giertz affirms that there is no advantage of early retirement on a pension especially should an individual retort to using the money immediately.

However, delayed access to the social security funds makes you enjoy the maximum amounts in pension. He continues to site taxation and reduction in value as the significant ejections from your saved retirement funds. David Giertz cites the utterances of Seiler of ASC Financial group that social security is set in such a way that it should only assist in retirement and not fully finance it. Therefore, every individual should try at all cost to optimize its benefits.

David Giertz is an experience retirements benefits expert with more than three decades in the financial field. He has extraordinary skills in economic strategies, processes, and innovation for the highest level profitable growth. David Giertz has a history of success in whatever he sets his hand. For instance, in less than a decade as the CEO of Nationwide Financier’s Sales and Distributions Organization, David Giertz has delivered a revenue growth of more than $6.8 billion.

Similarly, he encourages coaching and sharing to the extent that he has certified more than 100 leaders as coaches. In 2009 while leading the Financial Institute Bank as the wholesales and distribution channel in charge, David Giertz’s determination lead to the increase in revenue from $1.5 billion to $ billion within half a decade. David Giertz has also been an arbitrator with FINRA in addition to being an active member of different community organizations. The renowned CEO is well schooled with an MBA from the University of Miami and a BSC from Milliken University.