January 29, 2016 · Politics · 1 comment

The worlds wealthiest hedge fund Forbes billionaire, George Soros, has some harsh words when asked about his opinion of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. During an interview at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Soros spoke to Bloomberg TV and gave his thoughts on both the economic as well as political situations. When asked about Donald Trump, Soros replied that he believes he is doing the work of ISIS. He believes Trump’s anti-immigration stance, the most popular point to the Trump platform, is what will drive the Muslim community to commit more terrorist acts. He believes ISIS days are numbered due to Iraq and Syria reclaiming territory that ISIS had previously held. He also disagreed with Ted Cruz policies and went on to state that he believes Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide. Soros opinions on Trump were originally published in Forbes
Soros himself was once an immigrant, born in Budapest in 1930, he fled to Hungary in 1947 when he was still just a teenager to avoid the Nazi occupation that happened in his homeland during WWII. From Hungary he migrated to England where he attended and graduated from London School of Economics. He soon immigrated to the United States where he was able to use his education to amass an impressive fortune. His experiences as a young boy during WWII easily explains his feelings and stance on immigration laws and his beliefs on carefully accepting refugees into the country.
Since Soros began his professional career in the United States, he has been able to focus his attention on other projects as well. In 1979 he was able to donate funds to help South African students attend Cape Town University during apartheid.
Soros also uses his vast experience to author over a dozen books as well as articles and essays that cover topics like politics, economics, and society. His well written thoughts as well as vastly trusted opinions have led to him being published in numerous international media outlets. Information obtained from George Soros

January 28, 2016 · Uncategorized · 1 comment

In the world of fashion, there are certain rules that the masses must adhere to follow. From color schemes to texture, people critique fashion down to the most minute details. Doe Deere, a fashion guru in her field, marches to the beat of her own drum, and she has little regard for the must-wear rules that fashion magazine’s aim to regulate in their annual issues. Doe Deere’s brand, Lime Crime makeup line, has placed her near the top of the whose-who in the fashion industry, and she does not seem like she is ready to relinquish her spot anytime soon. So read along as this article takes a look at who Doe is, how she got started, and who inspires her.

Growing up in Russia, Doe was just like many other adolescents, and It took her a while to feel confident about her beauty. Most would think that because of her rise in the fashion industry that was something that just came natural, but that was not the case. The ironic thing about that time in her life is that she never considered wearing makeup, because she never perceived herself as attractive. Well, all that changed on her prom night. While not being as enthused as the other teenage girls, she didn’t do much preparation in picking out her outfit to wear. But a family friend, who had experience in cosmetics, convinced Doe to let her apply her makeup. The results were astonishing. Doe gained confidence from that experience, and she found her distinctive makeup niche that night.

As Doe’s love for makeup grew stronger, she decided to experiment with the internet. She opened an eBay account in 2004, and she started an independent Do-it-yourself fashion line called, LimeCrime. With her distinct products, mostly consisting of colorful makeup and accessories, the site took off in popularity.

Although her rise to the top might seem simple to some, Doe acknowledges that it took much hard work and that she mentions the sources of inspiration that helped to lift her to her peak in success. Doe credits reading books as one of her inspirations for learning more about fashion and the business that she now successfully runs. A couple of books that she mentioned were, Think Big & Kick Ass, and The Brand Gap and ZAG. Not only did she learn how to become successful, but she developed her business savvy during the process. And lastly, she acknowledges her husband as the biggest source of inspiration that keeps her motivated and uplifted.

January 28, 2016 · Business, Business Leaders · 1 comment

According to Wikipedia, Banco BMG is a private financial company under the control of Pentagna Guimaraes. The Guimaraes family has been in the commercial business in Brazil since 1930. When the BMG bank was first established, it mostly dealt with loaning both at retail and wholesale level. From 1998, it changed to payroll loans and had become famous for that.


BMG partnered with Itau Unibanco in 2012, forming Banco Itau BMG SA Payroll. BMG currently has 40% of the total shares while Itau Unibanco holds the remaining sixty percent. F


Ricardo Guimaraes is a businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of BMG Bank. Initially, he worked at the bank as an office assistant from 1980 and in 1988, he moved to the position of business administrator. He was the son of Flavio Guimaraes Pentagna.


On April, 18th, 2011, a ceremony for the honors degree was held in honor of Ricardo Guimaraes. Daniel Nepomuceno organized the celebration and during the event, he rained praises to Ricardo for the excellent work he had done. Ricardo was remembered for the rebranding BMG and his support for sports such as tennis, soccer and volleyball among others.


In 2010, the Ricardo Soccer BRI was created; it’s an investment capital for football athletes. The program generates more than 20 million dollars which supported several athletes in their career. In his speech, Mr. Guimaraes said he was proud and happy to continue what his grandfather started and that Belo Horizonte will always remain the family roots.


Ricardo has seen Bank BMG have a small defaulter rate through his managerial skills and experience. He is a lover of football and die hard supporter of Atletico Mineiro club. Mr. Guimaraes has been the president and sponsor of the team. By sponsoring the Brazilian football clubs, BMG Bank’s brand is marketed and strengthened.


The popularity of Banco BMG is done naturally when matches are announced on national media to a big audience; this makes viewers now the brand. Through the support, the bank gets one of the most significant returns.


Ricardo Guimaraes purchased the Schahin Bank and GE Money Brazil, as he felt the need to include new products to the bank and also the market was changing. With these two new banks, Ricardo was able to offer new services such as varied individual loans and vehicle funding.


Ricardo is a skilled entrepreneur and excellent leader who deserve global recognition for his good work. Having started from the lowest rank in the family business, he worked his way up and become one of the greatest executives; he is an example of many.

January 20, 2016 · Advice · 1 comment

Gone are the days when a person has to decide whether to keep feeding their dog the same boring food, or even changing the food because the price has gotten too expensive. There are now so many options available to pet owners that people can choose from a huge variety instead of only a few options. This does not mean that other food companies are not doing well, but merely that one in particular has begun a new process of creating wholesome and healthy food for dogs. According to The Daily Herald, Freshpet may taste and smell delicious to humans as shown when Michael Hieger, the manufacturing chief for Richard Thompson in their Bethlehem, Pennsylvania factory, took a piece of their Freshpet Chunky Chicken and Turkey Recipe and popped it into his mouth, but imagine how it must taste to a dog! If it “Tastes just like Thanksgiving” to a human, a dog must absolutely love the flavor. This is a major reason why Freshpet has made great waves in the already blossoming industry of fresh dog food. This does not mean that companies like Beneful are receiving the short end of the stick, however. Beneful has been a major innovator and provider of high quality and cruelty free foods for many years. It is also not showing any signs of fading into history any time soon, which is great for people who already love Purina Store’s Beneful. Beneful offers many items like snacks and treats for dogs.  What’s more is that they offer many nationwide events and create wonderful parks for people to take their dogs to in order to expose them to other people and four-legged companions. These are opening up all over the country with more to be planned in the future. Freshpet has not quite gotten that far yet, but they are leading the way in freshly created foods with quality ingredients that are put together under a strategy of having dogs eat like their owners. Although it might currently set a person back about twice as much as regular canned and bagged dog foods, it involves no preservatives or bad things that might hurt a beloved pet. This means the food must be eaten before the short shelf life, but the refrigerated process keeps it fresh for a good deal of time.

January 12, 2016 · Investment Guru · (No comments)

Stock markets around the world have taken a beating recently for several reasons. One of the main reasons is China. The Chinese stock market experienced a major sell-off the first few days of the New Year, and that event created a dip in stock prices around the globe. Investors are worried about investing in the stock market this year. One of the countries that is experiencing the most uncertainty about stock prices is Brazil.

Brazil’s economic issues have been well publicized. The recession has the country in a tailspin, and inflation is eating away at the income of middle-class Brazilians. Brazil’s currency, the Real, lost more than 40 percent of its value in 2015, and it is still bouncing back and forth on the currency exchange. Brazil’s stock market fell to its lowest point since 2009 recently, and many investors are cashing in and licking their investment wounds.

But not all investors are leaving the Brazilian stock market. Seasoned investors like Igor Cornelsen, the retired banker, turned investment consultant is still active in the market. Cornelsen is one of those long-term investors. Igor’s strategy is to invest in proven growth stocks as well as other stocks that look promising. The growth stocks are his main focus, and the promising stocks are his small investment on tumblr.com, entertainment stocks, so to speak. Cornelsen has had an enormous amount of success following that strategy.

No one knows the Brazilian financial market better than Igor Cornelsen. Igor Cornelsen was very active in the Brazilian banking world for years. He managed some of the largest banks in the country before retiring in 2010. While he was active in the banking world, Cornelsen began to invest in the stock market. He invested small to start and gradually built an impressive portfolio.

When Cornelsen retired, he moved to South Florida and opened an investment firm. His company, Bainbridge Investments Inc., is very active in the Brazilian and U.S. stock markets. He helps other investors find the right stocks that produce consistent returns. That’s not an easy task these days, especially in Brazil. One of Brazil’s premier stocks, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, fell to its lowest point since 2003 recently. The commodity stocks that make up a large portion of Brazil’s Ibovespa have been impacted by falling raw material prices and the loss of exports to China.

Igor Cornelsen likes to tell his investment partners to stay the course in the stock market. There are still opportunities even though the market is unstable at the moment. Economists say stock prices will remain low, and Igor Cornelsen thinks it’s time to invest not cash out. Stock traders have pushed the value of stocks down. There are opportunities to buy stocks now that will rebound this year, according to Igor.

January 6, 2016 · Premium Dog Food · (No comments)

A friend of mine shared an article from the Daily Herald that gave me an incredible perspective on the growth of the gourmet dog food industry. Of course, I am amazed to find out that we, Americans, spend over $10.5 billion on premium dog food. We really care about the health of our pets. Unsurprisingly, as the obesity levels grow in our country we have taken extra precautions to prevent the same fate for the ‘little people’ in our families. Granted, I travel a lot with my dog so, I am always looking for a name brand that I can find in a Walmart anywhere in America that has the same brand, mix, and flavor that my Chihuahua likes. Typically, I try to stick with the Merrick Backcountry line from Beneful since they always have a great variety of wet food. In fact, I only feed my dog wet food because it seems more decadent and it is easier for her to chew. Usually, I find it on the shelves but it can be in the refrigerated section in some stores. Either way, it is always fresh and it actually smells good to me. Also, I have to mix in vitamins from her veterinarian and this Beneful formula blends well with it and she doesn’t seem to notice it. The wet food is also easier for me to travel with since it comes in smaller containers and she will eat most of it when I put it out for her. When I am at home I’ll have Beneful Purina personalized nutrition blends sent to me. Usually, I’ll mix it with her wet food or I’ll give a few kibbles to her as a treat. The ability to customize the food for her helps relieve me of any anxiety I might be having about her getting a wide variety of nutrients. Being able to introduce her to new Beneful flavors really excites her and she always seems happy and eager to sample the new bag. The Devil is in the details, as they say, and the fine points here are that every requirement we have in gourmet dog food are always fulfilled when I give her these gourmet blends.