Forget gold! Here’s how £20k could make you a million

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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The price of gold has dipped after a momentary rally into 2021. For gold bulls, this is an unexpected twist in its traditional role as a safe haven asset. With coronavirus strains, infections, and deaths still mounting, many investors were expecting stock prices to fall and precious metal prices to soar. The added political unrest in the US and tensions mounting in Iran should have further cemented gold’s rise. Yet, the opposite appears to be true. And of course there’s now the digital safe haven alternative of Bitcoin. Make a million through diversificationWhile I think a diversified portfolio should include a little of everything, even gold and Bitcoin, right now gold is losing its lustre. If I buy £20k worth of gold today, it will take a very long time to be worth £1m. Jim Rickards, one of the world’s biggest gold bulls, predicts gold at £11.1k ($15k) an ounce by 2025. That would be an eight times return on my £20k investment, reaching around £162k. But in the past five years the price of gold has delivered a 1.8 times return, so an eight times return may be pie in the sky.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While the value of gold will no doubt increase as the years pass, it doesn’t offer any financial bonuses along the way. Meanwhile, some stocks have added rewards. Dividend payments can be reinvested, exponentially increasing the returns achieved. This is why I think the stock market offers a quicker way to make a million.Long-term wealth generationAs an example, if I put my £20k to work in a basket of stocks that bring an annual return of 10.3%, then in 40 years my £20k will be worth £1m. If I add £200 a month, I could achieve this in 32 years. If the price of gold shoots up and stock prices fall, then it’s an opportunity to buy more of my favourite value stocks, further boosting my long-term gains.Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says shareholders should buy when people are running scared. While some financial markets are rallying, there are still plenty of subdued stocks reeling from the effects of the pandemic and its many restrictions. This throws up buying opportunities for stocks that are currently undervalued and could realise big returns in the coming years.Some of these may be riskier, but I look for companies I think have what it takes to survive the tough times ahead. BT, Rolls-Royce, and BAE Systems are all long-established British companies that I’m considering because I think they will emerge from the crisis and rebuild their beleaguered profit margins.Gold stocks are another way to build wealthAnd for those who love the shiny metal, gold stocks are always an option. The stronger players even offer competitive dividend yields, giving investors the best of both worlds. For example, FTSE 250 gold miner Centamin offers a 5% dividend yield. Alternatively, Greatland Gold is a FTSE AIM-listed stock that saw its share price rise 1,500% in 2020, but doesn’t offer a dividend.Gold on its own is simply one asset, and physical gold requires safekeeping. By investing in the stock market, I can vary my investments while snapping up bargains in tough times with a view to wealth accumulation.last_img read more

Donorflex adds Gift Aid scanning facility

first_imgQuantor managing director Clive Dunkey said: “We’ve been working with charities to scan their Gift Aid records since the middle of 2005 and we’ve been very focused on providing a quality service at a very affordable price.”“During our discussions with charities, the name that came up over and over again was donorflex. From the start of discussions, the emphasis has been on how we can work together to provide donorflex customers with the right tools to manage their Gift Aid donations efficiently, without the need for expensive upgrades or bespoke software.Care Data Services’ clients include Acorns Children’s Hospice, Symphony Hall, Crimestoppers, Sustrans, Quarriers, Reprieve, and Blackpool Fylde & Wyre NHS Trust.Managing director Brian Todd said: “We believe that in excess of £800 million is processed using donorflex every year, and our objective is always to ensure clients can maximise every penny that comes through the door. Our close relationship with Quantor will undoubtedly be a huge benefit to causes across the country.” Charity software specialist Care Data Systems has partnered with Quantor Scanning to offer users of its fundraising database Donorflex a Gift Aid scanning facility.Care Data Systems’ donorflex system is used by 200 UK charities to run their operations, from recording donations through to running events and campaigns, and managing staff, stock and communications.Users can now feed information about Gift Aid claims to Quantor, which scans original documents and returns the information on disk ready for importing back into donorflex. Advertisement Donorflex adds Gift Aid scanning facility About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Howard Lake | 29 October 2007 | News Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Crowdfunding report reveals challenges & benefits for charities

first_imgInvest in crowdfunding skills and capacity buildingIntegrate crowdfunding into existing funding schemes and programmes through match fundingSupport transition from crowdfunding projects to developing sustainable organisationsSet up referral schemes from grant funders and social investors to crowdfunding platformsTest and measure effect of crowdfunding. Melanie May | 8 June 2016 | News  279 total views,  5 views today Tagged with: crowdfunding NCVO Research / statistics Crowdfunding makes up less than 0.5% of giving in the UK, but has significant potential to fund projects with a social purpose, according to a report by social innovation charity Nesta.The Crowdfunding Good Causes report, conducted in partnership with NCVO, was announced earlier this year, and explores opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes. It questioned more than 450 charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs as well as UK crowdfunding platforms.It shows that while crowdfunding currently accounts for a very small proportion of charity income, 43% of charities, community groups, and social entrepreneurs are likely to use it in the next 12 months.Other key statistics for donation-based crowdfunding include:Volume in 2015 – £12 millionAverage campaign size – £714 (However, the average campaign size varies from tens of thousands to a few hundred depending on the platform.)Average number of backers per campaign – 41The most funded sectors last year were: charity and philanthropy, health and social work, and community and social enterprise.The report also found that in addition to funding projects that would otherwise struggle to access finance, crowdfunding has other benefits including: the potential to boost volunteering, increase transparency, more experimentation and new ways of combining campaigning and fundraising to increase awareness on social issues and needs.While crowdfunding has taken off more elsewhere, making up 12 per cent of new loans to small businesses and 15 per cent of the market for seed and venture-stage equity investment, two in three charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs said they do not have the skills and capacity to set-up and run a crowdfunding campaign.Other challenges identified in the report were a potential negative impact on equality and participation in projects, too much focus on short-term initiatives rather than long-term projects, and the fact that crowdfunding can be difficult with significant limits as to how much can be raised.The report makes a series of recommendations:Charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs should:Try and set up at least one crowdfunding campaignJoin up fundraising and campaigning teams to run crowdfunding campaignsCurate a group of projects on a pre-existing platform or develop a customised crowdfunding platform (particularly relevant for larger organisations or networks).Grant funders, social investors and other supporters should: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis81 Crowdfunding report reveals challenges & benefits for charities  280 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis81 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Handling the stresses of a new school year

first_imgRiane Cleveland Baseball begins five-game homestand against SFA printThe beginning of a new school year can be taxing for students learning to navigate college life, but TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center has ways to help students handle stress. Stress is a normal part of life and the college experience, according to Dr. Kristin Harris-McDonald, a licensed psychologist at the counseling center.While some find ways to better cope with their stress, everyone is affected by it, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. New places to see, new people to meet and a new schedule — all of these can be overwhelming for students when they are trying to map out their semesters. The beginning of the semester can be a lot for students, but taking time for self-care is important for academic success and overall mental health. Photo Credit: Maya Bulger.Harris-McDonald said if students are feeling stressed, the first thing to do is focus on self-care. “This includes getting enough sleep, food for fuel and exercise to keep energy levels up,” Harris-McDonald said. “Talking to your close friends and family is also a way to manage stress.”Whether it be just breathing for a few seconds, watching your favorite show, napping for a little or taking a few minutes to journal about your day, Harris-McDonald said creating good habits that benefit you can be very helpful for your overall health. Kurstin Grady, a senior political science major, is taking 21 credit hours this semester but uses her planner to help her stay prepared and get ahead of her workload.“I copy all of the course schedules into my planner from the syllabus for the whole semester,” Grady said. “It helps me to keep track and plan ahead so that I don’t have to stress about assignments last minute.”Grady said she also tries to spend free time with friends or binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix. Shelby Smith, a sophomore fashion merchandising major, said when she gets stressed, she takes time out to spend with her friends.“Doing things that make you happy and feel as if nothing else matters in that moment is so important for your mental health,” Smith said. “Taking a yoga class, drinking water and eating fruit help me relax as well.”Dr. Harris-McDonald of the TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center. Photo courtesy of TCU.Harris-McDonald said stress may cause discomfort, but it should not be long-lasting. If you notice you are worrying more than usual, feeling unable to focus, feeling like you can’t control your worry or stress, or having physical anxiety symptoms like stomach pain or muscle tension, Harris-McDonald said students might want to consider going to the counseling center for assistance. The TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center can be contacted at 817-257-7863 and is located in the basement of Samuelson Hall near the post office.TCU also has a 24/7 counseling hotline. To contact someone, call 817-257-7233. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ Twitter Baseball sweeps Kentucky in opening weekend + posts Facebook It’s easier to treat depression and anxiety in college than in later adulthood, said Wood. (Photo by Abbey Block.) Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ New traffic light on Berry Street hopes to increase pedestrian protection ReddIt Track and field concludes Charlie Thomas Invitational with top finishes Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ Facebook Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleQuarterback competition still open as season beginsNext articleGrand opening ceremony for new Fine Arts Building Riane Cleveland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Riane Cleveland is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from St. Louis, Missouri. She hopes to become a multimedia journalist and anchor upon graduating in May. She enjoys watching sports, traveling and spending time with friends. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Video: Blessed Assurance

first_imgSermons and Lessons Video: Blessed Assurance Delivered by REV. SANDY OLEWINE, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Monday, June 1, 2015 | 2:53 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. This video was delivered by Rev. Sandy Olewine, First United Methodist Church of Pasadena on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Born in Maryland and raised in California, Rev. Sandra Olewine (Sandy) is a graduate of the University of California, Davis (BS) and the Claremont School of Theology (M.Div / ABD). A clergy member of the this Annual Conference for 29 years, Sandy served two congregations, First UMC in Fontana and Holman UMC in Los Angeles before accepting a call to work overseas. For 10 years, she served as the UMC Liaison to Jerusalem through the General Board of Global Ministries, during which she given numerous awards recognizing her work for peace and justice.In 2006, Sandy was sent to downtown Long Beach to start a ministry, The Neighborhood La Vecindad, an urban ministry of the poor in downtown Long Beach, which has been recognized for its foundation of community-based ministry. She was appointed to Santee United Methodist Church on September 1, 2011 and begins at First UMC Pasadena on July 1, 2014.Known as an inspired preacher, writer and teacher, Sandy has worked across social, racial and economic borders throughout her ministry, attempting to create a sense of solidarity among diverse communities. Driven by a passion for the Gospel, Sandy seeks the healing of creation through acts of compassion, justice and mercy.Sandy loves to read, go to movies, and hike in the mountains. She took up running (some might call it ambling) upon returning to the US and at age 50 completed 4 marathons and almost 20 half-marathons! She is an avid photographer, loves Peanut M&Ms (well, anything chocolate, really) and is a Steeler fan. She has one nephew, Jared. He and his wife, Carol, live in El Cajon and work in San Diego.First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org.last_img read more

Marshall Fundamental School’s New Gymnasium Complex Is the Biggest in Pasadena

first_img Top of the News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Education Marshall Fundamental School’s New Gymnasium Complex Is the Biggest in Pasadena Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Friday, December 16, 2016 | 7:38 pmcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Marshall Fundamental Secondary School celebrated the launch of its brand new 24,500 square foot sports complex hailed as the biggest in Pasadena at a festive ribbon cutting ceremony on campus Friday.The new sports complex delivers enhanced opportunities for the students of Marshall Fundamental to develop intellectually, socially, and physically into graduates prepared for college and careers,” said Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald. “The new facilities support the concurrent pursuit of excellence in academics and athletics that will lead to the formation of future generations of well-rounded students ready to lead us into the 21st century.”The $11.5 million sports complex includes a 12,300 square foot gymnasium area with three full-size basketball courts, team rooms, restrooms, storage, classrooms, and administrative offices.“We are grateful to the community for their support of Marshall. This regal building is a symbol of our strong traditions and our promising future,” said Marshall Principal Dr. Mark Anderson. “It’s the largest gym in Pasadena,” he added.Facilities include six new tennis courts. Construction upgrades were also made to the school’s existing gymnasium and its dance studios, locker rooms, and classrooms.The project was designed by ML Architects with the Nazerian Group as the general contractor.“This is certainly wonderful. I just want to thank the Board of Education for its vision and support. I also want to thank the families, the students, the teachers and the staff. But most of all I want to thank the community for having passed this measure TT fund that provided the funds for the facility,” explained McDonald.Construction of the sports complex was funded by Measure TT, the $350 million school bond initiative approved by voters in 2008.“There’s a lot of pride in this school that the kids get to play in an equitable gym and to have the facilities for physical education. It’s just a great part of the community and to be here tonight and to be a part of it is wonderful,” said Anderson.Marshall serves more than 2,000 students in grades 6-12 and currently fields more than 20 active sports teams including football, basketball, volleyball, cross country, tennis, soccer, golf, baseball, softball, and track and field.More information on Measure TT can be found at www.measurett.org. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Aaron will be remembered at Limerick kids sport run

first_imgFacebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleCouncil backs plans to facilitate new secondary school in County LimerickNext articleHorse inside Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAaron O’FlahertyBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick RunlimerickUL Sport Kids Run Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE UL Sport Kids Run organised in conjunction with this year’s Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run is to be held in memory of nine-year-old Aaron O’Flaherty from Raheen who died tragically in Kilkee last May.Sports mad Aaron always enjoyed the Kids Run and last participated in the event in 2013. His mum, Cecilia O’Flaherty, says she is “completely taken away and honoured” that this year’s event will be held in Aaron’s honour on the weekend of his first anniversary.“Aaron really enjoyed the Kids Run in 2013 and his medal took pride of place in our home,” Cecilia revealed.“As Civil Defence officer in Limerick, I have worked over every single Great Limerick Run weekend. The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run and Aaron’s anniversary will always be linked for me now as I was not long home after the event last year when I got the phone call about Aaron’s drowning accident.“I’m extremely grateful to the organisers for doing this for Aaron and I’m hoping that the Fun Run will be well supported by the children of Limerick and their parents this year,” she said.The UL Sport Kids Run takes place on Saturday May 2 and is held in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnership and the HSE. Race organiser John Cleary said the logo ‘Remembering Aaron’ will be placed on the back of all children’s race t-shirts with an image of colourful balloons to help promote the Aaron O’Flaherty Memorial Fund which raises funds to purchase equipment for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.“Cecilia is part of the Great Limerick Run family and we’re delighted to honour Aaron in this way,” Mr Cleary commented.“Aaron symbolised what this event is all about — children having fun, keeping active and enjoying participating in a fun collective event. We’re delighted to host this event in his memory and help promote Aaron’s Memorial Fund,” he said.Aaron’s mum along with a number of friends and family have entered the 2015 Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run including the 10K, the Half Marathon and Full Marathon in memory of Aaron and his name will be on the front of all their bibs when they are running on the day.For more information on the Kids Sport Run log onto www.greatlimerickrun.com.Meanwhile, a table quiz will take place in Aaron’s memory on Saturday February 28 in Claughaun GAA Club at 8pm. The quiz master on the night is Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Michael Sheahan. A table of four will cost €20. All proceeds go to the Aaron O’Flaherty Memorial Fund. For more details check out their Facebook page. WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin NewsLocal NewsAaron will be remembered at Limerick kids sport runBy Alan Jacques – February 22, 2015 821 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories last_img read more

Twin recalls last moments with sister before fatal shooting

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsCrime Pinterest Twitter Twin recalls last moments with sister before fatal shooting Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 30, 2018 Jerome Nelson Symela Haun was having lunch with her twin sister, 28-year-old Rochel Zuniga, and Zuniga’s 9-year-old daughter Thursday afternoon, who had just been named Colt of the Month at her elementary school.That was the last time Haun saw her sister, who was fatally shot in the early hours of Friday morning, reportedly by her common-law husband, 32-year-old Jerome Nelson.Haun didn’t find out about her sister’s death until around 8 a.m. Friday morning.“I just had a bad feeling, so when they told me, I just cried,” Haun said.A probable cause affidavit stated that Nelson told officers he was woken up by Zuniga pointing a revolver in his face. When he took the gun from her, she grabbed a shotgun. Nelson then reportedly pointed the revolver at her and pulled the trigger.Nelson told officers when he pulled the trigger, he saw Zuniga fall to the floor and he passed out and woke up some time later. The report stated he told officers a period of time went by in which he contemplated what to do before calling law enforcement.Officers were called about Zuniga around 2:20 a.m. Friday at Sunset Apartments, 9100 Andrews Highway, an Odessa Police Department news release detailed.Upon arrival, officers made contact with Nelson and located a woman’s body, later identified as Zuniga, with a shotgun in her hand, the affidavit stated. Officers also saw a revolver on the bed in the bedroom.After being interviewed by investigators, Nelson was charged with murder, a first-degree felony.Zuniga was a happy-go-lucky person, Haun said. They grew up in a large family, with mostly men, so Zuniga learned early how to joke around, but she was also a hard worker.“She always liked to work for what she had,” Haun said.Most importantly, Haun said, Zuniga loved her daughter.“She loved her daughter more than anything in the world,” she said.Nelson is currently in the Ector County Detention Center and no bond had been set as of Friday.“I’m like half-empty right now, she was my identical twin,” Haun said. “I feel like he just took her away from me.” Previous articleSTONE: Preventing sports-related injuriesNext articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS April 30, 2018 adminlast_img read more

Southwestern Family of Companies Adds New Business

first_img Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 Twitter NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– Southwestern Family of Companies launched a new business, Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group, to help clients protect their financial legacy through final expense insurance. Southwestern Family of Companies is a diversified, international conglomerate comprised of 20 companies. Each day, more than 10,000 Americans turn 65 and nearly half of them don’t have life insurance or are underinsured. The final expense life insurance products and solutions Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group offers are designed to meet that critical need and help clients experience real peace of mind. For more information about Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group visit: https://southwesternlegacy.com. “Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group is a great addition to the Family of Companies and another step in our mission to have a positive impact on the lives of our clients,” said Dustin Hillis, CEO of Southwestern Family of Companies. “We already have a strong team in place helping clients but we are also actively recruiting new agents who want to serve the marketplace in a positive way.” Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group is seeking agents interested in building a rewarding career guiding people to products that offer them and their families financial protection. Interested candidates should visit: https://agent.southwesternlegacy.com. About Southwestern Family of Companies: Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1855, Southwestern Family of Companies is a diversified, growing, international, and employee-owned company built on a foundation of principles and purpose. Comprised of 20 companies with a shared mission of building people and helping others, Southwestern Family of Companies provides a large range of products and services, including educational books and websites, school fundraising efforts, luxury travel packages, financial advising, sales and leadership coaching and more. For additional information about Southwestern Family of Companies, including a complete list of companies, visit www.southwestern.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005411/en/ CONTACT: Christina Reckard [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSUMER INSURANCE SENIORS FINANCE CONSULTING SOURCE: Southwestern Family of Companies Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/02/2021 10:05 AM/DISC: 02/02/2021 10:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005411/en Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Southwestern Family of Companies Adds New Business WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleGlobal Supercomputer Market- Atos SE, Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd., Dell Technologies Inc., Among Others to Contribute to the Market Growth | TechnavioNext articleNortheastern US digging out from not-quite-record snowstorm Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

Almost 20,000 awaiting inpatient or outpatient appointment at LUH

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Almost 20,000 awaiting inpatient or outpatient appointment at LUH Google+ Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img By News Highland – March 14, 2020 Facebook Previous articleCouncillor hits out at pedestrian crossing lights vandalsNext articleDylan Browne McMonagle claims his first win of 2020 News Highland Almost 20,000 people are waiting for an inpatient or outpatient appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital.Figures released by the National Treatment Purchase fund show that 17,751 people are awaiting an outpatient appointment as of last month and 2,098 people are waiting on an inpatient appointment.Nationally, more than 625,200 people are awaiting an appointment, an increase of almost 1,500 from January.Dr Martin Daly, a former president of the Irish Medical Organisation, says the figures are a disgrace:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/daly10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more