CADC CFO Kevin Seawright Partners With RPS Solutions LLC

Community Economic Development Corporation CEO Kevin Seawright has joined forces with RPS Solutions LLC to help lower income residents buy homes.

This first-time home buyers program is something new to the city of Baltimore. The venture will make homes affordable and go a long way in making neighborhoods more livable.

Seawright took on this joint venture to help strengthen the city of Baltimore. The city’s home ownership rate is just under 48%. Seawright aims to boost that number within the next three years while improving the Belvedere Square neighborhood.

“Home ownership helps everyone involved,” said Seawright when speaking to LocalTalkNews. “People who owned their own homes will take more pride in keeping it up.” With each new home, the city gets closer and closer to its goal of vibrant and stable communities. The initiative will also make crime rates drop.

RPS Solutions will help potential home buyers connect with banks to get affordable mortgages. They will also either build new properties or provide renovations to get properties up to code.

Seawright’s efforts have helped many people get into affordable homes. He says his efforts will continue until all people who want to purchase affordable homes can get one.

Seawright is a Pittsburgh native who has worked primarily on the East Coast. Before accepting the job at the CADC, he worked in finance on Baltimore’s state and federal level.

He held jobs as CFO of Baltimore’s Housing Department and the Baltimore Commission On Aging and Retirement. He was also credited with helping the city save $100,000 by implementing an new and improved accounting system. He also worked for Tito Contractors in Washington D.C.

Seawright holds seats on a number of boards including the Babe Ruth Museum. He also works with the underprivileged youth of Baltimore. He is a member of the Association of Black Accountants.

Brad Reifler, Forefront Capital CEO Says Successful Investing Possible

“One of the advantages the wealthy have a lock on are the loopholes for investments,” says Forefront Capital CEO, Brad Reifler. By the way, there are government-mandated rules, based on the size of your bank account, that determine what investments are available to you, yet this only applies to one percent of the population. In other words, according to Brad Reifler, if you’re wealthy, you have the upper hand to invest in a wider range of investments, albeit, riskier options. But Reifler, an investment maverick, sort to change those loopholes and create an even playing field. Still not so even, but the other 99 percent of the population, also referred to as “non-accredited investors” are welcomed to the table.

Knowing this, millions of workers are now counting on becoming a more educated, and successful investor. “Investing doesn’t have to be so risky,” and “There are common pitfalls one can avoid,” says Reifler as reported by XRepublic.

Reifler has summarized his investing advice into three important tips to follow:

1. Avoid investing your entire nest egg into the stock market. Safety is a major factor.
2. Trust is pivotal and knowing your financial adviser certainly ranks in the top 3.
3. When it comes to investing, have clear insight of your goals and objectives. Why you’re investing will help determine what you invest in, and the level of risk you’re willing to accept.

Wikipedia indicates Brad Reifler’s journey started with his own experience. As a father of two college-bound daughters, Reifler witnessed his daughters college savings plans diminish past the amount he initially invested. It has more to do with limited options than the success of an investment. Knowing this, the SEC is recognizing that people are more educated about investing, thereby relaxing government guidelines that pertain to income requirements and non-accredited investors.

Brad Reifler, dubbed the “serial entrepreneur” has founded Reifler Trading Company, Pali Capital, and Forefront Capital, LLC, and today he’s one of the most influential and admired investment advisors. Reifler’s credibility comes from hard-won wisdom.

“When you get into investing, wealthy investors almost want to pinch themselves,” says Reifler. He’s talking about accredited investors, or the uppermost one percent of investors. “Accredited investors have an open list of options that 99 percent of the population are not even aware of,” adds Reifler. Today, he focuses a large part of his attention on options for average investors, and helping them grow nest eggs substantially.  Brad’s full career history can be read on CrunchBase.

John Goullet: A True Visonary

These days, so many people look and sound the same. It can be hard to tell them apart from one another because they are basically following the same formula. It is a true shame that so many people just fall in line, do what others are doing, and follow the same path. That is why when someone like John Goullet comes along, it is hard not to pay attention and give him the accolades and praise he deserves. As of this writing, he is currently DIVERSANT’s Principal, a position he takes very seriously and does not take for granted. Every day, he wakes up excited to work and see what the day will bring and what kind of jobs are in store for him.

He has an incredibly positive attitude and rolls up his sleeves and gets to work right away to get the proper results. He knows there will be challenges along the way, but he doesn’t cower in fear from or avoid them. In fact, he embraces them and says, “Bring them on!” That’s the kind of attitude that has helped him achieve the great level of success that he has with DIVERSANT LLC. In this business, he is known as a problem solver.

When you are part of that elite group, you don’t get there by accident. You get there because you earned it, worked for it, and achieved it. It was not handed to you, nor was it given to you. You went out, put in the time, the hours, and the effort to obtain it. That’s why within five years of starting up the company, it earned $30 M. That is an incredible number and the great thing is that he is not done yet. He is only getting started and the future is incredibly bright for himself and the company.  However, his hard work is a big reason why it is where it is today.

Additional Links:

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/john-goullet

http://bcexploration.com/index.php/2016/04/28/a-visionary-entrepreneur-who-made-30-million-within-five-years-john-goullet/

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Investing in Emerging Markets

There are many benefits to investing in countries with emerging markets. There are plenty of examples of this around the world, and there are many countries in the South America area that fit this bill. As an investor, it is important to understand just how important earning a high return is. Highland Capital is an investment firm that has been in business for many years. They are committed to help people take the next step in their wealth building. James Dondero is a great example of how a leader should take their company to new heights. He believes that the risk of investing in Argentina can yield great rewards for investors. Over the next couple of years, it will be interesting to see if people start to follow this path.

Argentina

When investing in a country, it is important to have a firm understand of how to make an impact in the country. There are a lot of industries in the country that are important to the overall performance of the economy. Perhaps no other industry is as important as oil. There are a lot of people in this country employed in the oil industry. This is why falling oil prices are so important to the economy.

Working with Emerging Markets

As a general rule, emerging markets are much less stable than countries where the economies have had time to mature. In the case of Argentina, the economy is really leverage to the price of oil. As an investor, it is important to understand that the risk is much higher in these markets. However, James sees a great opportunity for investors to make a high return. He has a great track record of success when it comes to investing in areas that other people do not see. Over the long term, he is a great example of the impact that an investment professional can make in the lives of people that he serves. There are a lot of people who have learned how to invest successfully because of his knowledge and willingness to mentor them over the long term. Anyone who is looking for help should work with Highland Capital on their investment portfolio over time.

Additional Links on James Dondero:

http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/highland+capital+management/173/

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=2159086&privcapId=37846394

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