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Finding Trustworthy Investment Advice

Anyone involved in the investment game has one goal — to see the best return on their money. In order to achieve this goal, they seek the advice of professionals. When seeking out advice, it is more common than not to get bad investment advice. There are many reasons for this and many of those reasons have to do with people, those “professionals”, working towards their own goals and bottom lines. For those who truly have good intentions when it comes to investments and advice, watching others who do not can be a very hard thing to do.

There are even self-claimed experts out there who claim they are able to choose the best stocks. These people many have a good track record but the stocks and investments game is too hard to predict. It changes so often and there are so many variables in play that it is comparable to predicting the future.

Laidlaw & Company Ltd. is an investment firm that is located in both the United States and the U.K. They have been in the investment game since 1842. The company has grown and changed since then but their focus has always been in investments.

Laidlaw has found itself in some legal trouble starting in 2015. It started with a business dispute with another company. The dispute was based on many customer complaints, some fines and also some penalties that were placed on the company. Because of this, the U.S. District court placed a restraining order on Matthew Eitner, CEO of Laidlaw, and James Ahern, Managing Partner. The restraining order was for “continuing to disseminate false and misleading proxy materials.”

Even a company with a track record as long as Laidlaw & Company can find themselves in legal trouble for giving out false information. The best advice would be to do your own research on the professional help and your investments. By doing so you can make the best choices for yourself.

Kabbalah Offers Wisdom to All

Based in Los Angeles, The Kabballah Centre seeks to provide classes and online teaching to as many people as possible on Kabbalah. The Centre was developed by Karen and Philip Berg and it has an international, and multiethnic team of teachers who offer guidance and training to students interested in Kabbalah. The Kabbalah Centre focuses its teaching on the Zohar and also traditional Kabbalah practice. For a long time only men were allowed to study Kabbalah but now it is open to anyone. Famously, the pop singer Madonna studied the Kabbalah. It was at one time also necessary to be above the age of 40 and to also have a background in Jewish Law to study Kabbalah.
The Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1965. They decided to establish the organization in New York city at first but relocated to Los Angeles in 1984. It now has more than 50 branches located around the world with its major branches in London, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles.

In Kabbalah, all the religious and spiritual views of the world are simply different ways of perceiving a central universal wisdom. This brings Kabbalah teachings in line with what many modern thinkers in other religions believe. Kabbalah is practiced by many as a supplement to other existing religions. In Kabbalah, some passages from the bible are seen as being codes to life and as expressing universal laws. These laws were written by the Zohar and other Kabbalists in history who had the ability to unravel them. A person who is devoted to Kabbalah is meant to place priority on their relationship with God’s essence instead of God himself. God is thought to be incomprehensible so trying to connect with God himself is a fruitless task. God is thought of as an essence of pure light. Our 5 senses that come from the body only provide access to 1% of total reality that can be seen through the practice of Kabbalah.

Kabbalah also teaches a concept known as Klippot. It says that each person in the world has a connection with the higher spiritual and metaphysical planes of existence of unbounded God.

Dick DeVos Decorated Career

Dick DeVos is a name that you will hear commonly get mentioned where some of the men with a decorated career and huge philanthropists are mentioned. Coming from a family that has deep roots in business, Dick, son of Richard DeVos, is also a talented entrepreneur and businessman.

Dick DeVos, the 61 year old gentleman was born and raised in Michigan. Therefore, it is no surprise that his career has its foundation in the area. Growing up in family that conducted business in the house, Dick DeVos had the opportunity to indulge himself in business, from quite an early age. Hence, it is true to say that his career began at Amway. However, he was only recruited to work for the company officially in the year 1974.

Working at Amway saw him serve the firm in various capacities. With hard work and dedication, he climbed up the various levels and finally got to the top management after a decade. Being appointed the vice president of the company, saw him charged with the responsibility of overseeing the operations of the company in more than 15 countries.

After serving Amway for a few more years, he decided to go solo and start his own businesses using the experience, knowledge and skills that he had acquired working for Amway. It is then that he decided to start the Windquest Group. The company serves in different sectors of the economy, including manufacturing and technology.

Being a very businessman, Dick DeVos, is guided into giving back to the society, by his firm belief in the power of charity. Together with his family, they founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. The foundation is involved in various charity projects all over Michigan. You will find them contributing to education, civic, health and artistic charity projects.

Dick DeVos biggest donation of all time has been to arts. He is reported to have donated approximately $ 20 Million to Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management. This was recorded as the biggest donation that the institution ever received. The donation saw center change name to DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

His next biggest charity is on education. In conjunction with Northwood University and Thunderbird School of Global Management, DeVos offers various scholarship programs to students undertaking selected degrees. He also started the very first aviation charter school in the United States.

Two Weight Loss Companies Embroiled in Lawsuit

One of the most successful weight loss companies in the country is suing a rival company over what they say is a pirated video. Nutrimost is one of the fastest growing weight loss plans in recent years because of their state of the art Nutrimost Resonant Frequency. This frequency is sent through the body at various points by a professional to help clients lose weight. People have seen a lot of great success. One couple lost over 100 lbs combined in three months on the program. They say that a competitor, Healthy Living, based in Pennsylvania stole a marketing video off of their website to use for their own.

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The video on the Healthy Living Website is drastically similar to the one that Nutrimost says was stolen. Every second of the video is almost the same except for the fact the phrase “Ultimate Weight Loss Plan” was changed to “Can’t Lose Weight Loss Plan”. Other than that fact, the new video seems to be an almost unedited version of the other video.

When Nutrimost first saw the new video last fall they sent the other company a cease and desist letter asking them to stop using it. A fairly simple request that was not met completely. Healthy Living merely put up a slightly more edited version of the video on their website, This wasn’t enough to satisfy Nutrimost.

When the video still wasn’t taken down, Nutrimost decided to sue Healthy Living in court. They recently brought a lawsuit against the other company to the tune of $300,000. They are also seeking a court order that will prevent Healthy Living from ever using any version of that video ever again. Neither company has made a public comment regarding the lawsuit so far. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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