Mar 28

Neale Godfrey Joins DriveWealth Board of Directors

Chatham, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015- DriveWealth, a mobile investment platform available worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Neale Godfrey, acclaimed financial writer and expert, to its Board of Directors.

Neale is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and has written over 27 books on personal finance, which have been published across the globe. She is the founder of The First Childrens Bank, President of The First Womans Bank, and the creator of two #1 Educational Gaming apps, Green$ treets and Heifer International, that teach children about the importance of saving and budgeting.

To date, Neales focus has been on educating young people and their parents about personal finance. Now, she is teaming up with DriveWealth to educate Millennials on the importance of investing for the future.

DriveWealths mission is to create a generation of passionate and informed investors, said Robert Cortright, Founder and CEO of DriveWealth. Along with Neale Godfrey, we hope to empower Millennials worldwide to start investing.

DriveWealth aims to supply investors with the education they need to gain the confidence to invest and the platform on which to start their investing journey. Recognizing that many people have previously been left out of the market due to high costs and lack of experience, the firm offers an easy to use mobile platform, low trading costs of $ 2.99/trade, and comprehensive investor education.

Through its partnership with Neale Godfrey, the firm is working to shape a global marketplace where everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to invest for the future. As we all know, Millennials are the mobile generation, Godfrey said. Since DriveWealth is a mobile-first company, we can make financial literacy and investing part of everyday life for Millennials. Its my goal, together with Robert Cortright and the DriveWealth team, to provide young investors with the keys to financial success, thus placing them in the drivers seat to build the future they want.

About DriveWealth:

DriveWealth, member FINRA and SIPC, is a mobile and global full carrying broker dealer for retail investors. DriveWealth provides a low cost, easy to use investing platform to individuals worldwide. DriveWealth and DriveWealth Pro are trademarks of DriveWealth Holdings, LLC.

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Mar 26

MedX Pharmacy Helps With Health-Related New Years Resolutions

Sugar Land, TX (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

The beginning of the year is always the best time to prepare to take charge of life by improving the management of your home, finances and/or health. A big part of managing your health is ensuring the medications you take to address various health issues are the right products for you. MedX Pharmacy is offering tips on how to manage your health safely and effectively.

There are countless medications available on todays market, from FDA-approved, brand-name products to generic products and countless over-the-counter medicinal and herbal products. While most drugs perform in the manner in which they are marketed, not every drug on the market is the right fit for all people. One of the most common issues for not managing your health properly is the lack of periodic medication assessment and reconciliation to ensure your health conditions are being properly managed.

Medications should be reassessed quarterly to ensure you are on the right medication with the right dosage scheduled to be taken at the right time. Routinely assessing prescriptions will help avoid duplicate prescriptions from the same class of medications as well as potential medication toxicity due to interactions. This often occurs when a patient is treated on an emergency basis by a doctor other than their PCP and does not have a complete list of their medications at the time of the visit. It is important to always check with your doctor or pharmacist after a new medication has been ordered or if you are experiencing any new symptoms.

MedX Pharmacys team of experienced pharmacists is trained to perform medication reconciliation and assessments. It is always good to have a pharmacist review your medications to check for any potential interactive products, especially following hospitalization and/or when filling a new prescription. Both existing and new patients are welcome at MedX Pharmacy for medication reconciliation.

About the company:

MedX Pharmacy is a patient-centered compounding pharmacy that pays the utmost attention to the needs of patients. Their mission is to provide the best possible pharmacy experience through friendly pharmacists, state-of-the-art facilities and quality products. The core of MedX Pharmacy is the quality services and products they have been working hard to produce for their valued customers. In helping patients during recovery from an illness or getting better after a surgery, they have been using their resources to develop highly-reliable products that will meet patients ever-changing needs. MedX Pharmacy offers prescription delivery for patients. For more information, visit http://www.medxpharm.com/.







Mar 23

BuyCBDOnline.co Is Now Accepting Bitcoins For CBD Rich Hemp Oil Products


Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

“$ BTC 4 CBD”. Bitcoin is now an acceptable payment method now when customers are purchasing from BuyCBDOnline.co, according to the site’s founder, Jason Liss.

“Digital cryptocurrencies are pushing the envelop in how businesses transact with their customers. Bitcoin is by far the largest, and most recognizable variety of this new currency, and I am very excited to offer this as an alternative to traditional payment methods,” Liss says. “This is historic. Digital currency will be an important part of the future, and BuyCBDOnline.co is excited to be the first major online CBD rich hemp oil retailer to accept it.”

So just what is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer network offering a payment system based on a completely digital currency. Bitcoin payments can be made easily from anywhere in the world, and offer reduced payment processing costs. Bitcoins can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people in the world.

How do I get started with Bitcoin?

To acquire Bitcoin, one will need to create a Bitcoin wallet. There are many options to choose from, so do some extensive research to find reputable wallets. Some of the more well known are Coinbase, Blockchain’s MyWallet, and Armory. This is the account from which one can send and receive Bitcoin. Once a wallet is properly set up, the purchase of Bitcoins is possible, and the wallet will store those coins.. ‘Mining’ Bitcoins is also possible, though it does require the heavy use of processing power using specifically designed hardware.

What Can Bitcoins Buy?

“Everything on the site is available for purchase using Bitcoin,” states Liss. “Our customers can buy CBD oil sourced from industrial hemp. One can also buy the easy to use CBD Drops. Everything is available to be purchased using Bitcoin.”

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always consult with your physician before starting any new dietary supplement program.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant and hemp oil. All of the cannabinoids in our products, including CBD, are naturally-occurring constituents of industrial hemp and hemp oil.

BuyCBDOnline.co does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act. The Company does sell and distribute industrial hemp oil-based products.

For More information about CBD rich hemp oil and the products that are created from it, visit http://BuyCBDOnline.co.







Mar 23

BuyCBDOnline.co Is Now Accepting Bitcoins For CBD Rich Hemp Oil Products


Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

“$ BTC 4 CBD”. Bitcoin is now an acceptable payment method now when customers are purchasing from BuyCBDOnline.co, according to the site’s founder, Jason Liss.

“Digital cryptocurrencies are pushing the envelop in how businesses transact with their customers. Bitcoin is by far the largest, and most recognizable variety of this new currency, and I am very excited to offer this as an alternative to traditional payment methods,” Liss says. “This is historic. Digital currency will be an important part of the future, and BuyCBDOnline.co is excited to be the first major online CBD rich hemp oil retailer to accept it.”

So just what is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer network offering a payment system based on a completely digital currency. Bitcoin payments can be made easily from anywhere in the world, and offer reduced payment processing costs. Bitcoins can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people in the world.

How do I get started with Bitcoin?

To acquire Bitcoin, one will need to create a Bitcoin wallet. There are many options to choose from, so do some extensive research to find reputable wallets. Some of the more well known are Coinbase, Blockchain’s MyWallet, and Armory. This is the account from which one can send and receive Bitcoin. Once a wallet is properly set up, the purchase of Bitcoins is possible, and the wallet will store those coins.. ‘Mining’ Bitcoins is also possible, though it does require the heavy use of processing power using specifically designed hardware.

What Can Bitcoins Buy?

“Everything on the site is available for purchase using Bitcoin,” states Liss. “Our customers can buy CBD oil sourced from industrial hemp. One can also buy the easy to use CBD Drops. Everything is available to be purchased using Bitcoin.”

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always consult with your physician before starting any new dietary supplement program.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant and hemp oil. All of the cannabinoids in our products, including CBD, are naturally-occurring constituents of industrial hemp and hemp oil.

BuyCBDOnline.co does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act. The Company does sell and distribute industrial hemp oil-based products.

For More information about CBD rich hemp oil and the products that are created from it, visit http://BuyCBDOnline.co.







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Mar 21

Nanotech Security Corp. to Acquire Fortress Optical Features Ltd., a Leading Producer of Banknote Security Features

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Nanotech Security Corp. (TSXV:NTS) (OTCQX:NTSFF) (“Nanotech” or “the Company”) today announces an agreement with Fortress Global Securities Sarl, a subsidiary of TSX listed Fortress Paper Ltd. (“Fortress Paper”), to purchase 100% of Fortress Optical Features Ltd. (“Fortress Optical Features”), a producer of optical thin film (OTF) used as security threads in banknotes in several countries. The definitive share and loan purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) provides for Nanotech to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding securities of Fortress Optical Features for consideration of up to $ 17.5 million, of which 3 million Nanotech shares (up to $ 4.5 million) is contingent on the future operating performance of Fortress Optical Features. Nanotech has also entered into an agreement with a Canadian broker to act as sole lead manager and sole book-runner in respect of a private placement of equity securities to fund the cash portion of the purchase price for Fortress Optical Features. The private placement has been structured as an offering of subscription receipts whereby closing of the private placement will be contingent on and be concurrent with completion of the acquisition of Fortress Optical Features by the Company. To date, subscription agreements in excess of $ 8.0 million have been received which is an amount sufficient to pay the cash portion of the purchase price under the Purchase Agreement. All monetary amounts are in Canadian dollars.

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Mar 19

Almost 20 Million Creditworthy Americans Regularly Pay Interest on Credit Cards

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

Payoff, Inc. (http://www.payoff.com), a company dedicated to improving peoples finances through financial education tools, knowledgeable and encouraging customer success advocates, and the Payoff Loan, which is specifically designed to refinance expensive credit card debt, is announcing its new Financial State of the Consumer study, and the accompanying report entitled Understanding Credit Card Balance Pay Off Options. (Contact us directly for a copy of the report).

This new report combines market analysis and consumer research to better understand consumer attitudes about card debt, and their options for relief. It also highlights the power of paying off debt and investing the resulting monthly savings.

According to a national credit bureau, there are almost 20 million creditworthy Americans (with credit scores greater than 650) that likely pay finance charges on their credit card balances every month. Collectively, these consumers are burdened with nearly $ 275 billion in credit card debt.

The average person in this group has nearly $ 15,000 in credit card balances (including a combination of bank cards, like Visa and MasterCard, and retail store credit cards). Many of these consumers frequently make only the minimum required monthly payments (approximately $ 388 in this average case). Someone making just their minimum payment on a $ 15,000 balance would need more than 27 years to pay it off, while incurring over $ 22,000 in finance charges in the process.

If this same consumer elected to refinance and pay off all of their credit card debt today, using a simple 48-month credit card refinance loan with a 14% APR, like the Payoff Loan, they would pay nearly the same monthly payment ($ 394) and be debt free in only 4 years. This simple change would save them $ 18,000 in interest payments and more than 23 years of indebtedness.

49 months after paying off their credit cards, if this same consumer then started investing that $ 388 a month for the next 23 years, at an average annual market return of 7%, they could potentially accumulate over $ 250,000. This opportunity is highlighted in Payoff’s newly released infographic entitled “Payoff Presents: Save $ 250,000 for Retirement.”

If more Americans understood the real power and potential benefits of paying off their credit card balances, I think many would take action tomorrow. For creditworthy consumers, this should be a financial no-brainer,’ said Scott Saunders, CEO of Payoff.

Founded in 2009, Payoff, Inc. (http://www.payoff.com) is a digital finance platform delivering empowering products and services that help clients pay off debt and start building wealth. Payoff is backed by other global digital finance leaders, top-tier venture capital firms, and some of the most prominent individuals in financial services. You can learn more about Payoff and The Payoff Loan, at http://www.payoff.com.

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Mar 16

Global and China Fucose Industry 2019 Forecasts By Company, Country & Application Now Available at ReportsnReports.com


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 21, 2014

The ”Global and Chinese Fucose Industry, 2009-2019 Market Research Report” is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Fucose industry with a focus on the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Fucose manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.

Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology. Then, the report explores the international and Chinese major industry players in detail. In this part, the report presents the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, and 2009-2014 market shares for each company. Through the statistical analysis, the report depicts the global and Chinese total market of the Fucose industry including capacity, production, production value, cost/profit, supply/demand and Chinese import/export. The total market is further divided by company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis. The report then estimates 2014-2019 market development trends of the Fucose industry. Analysis of upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics is also carried out. In the end, the report makes some important proposals for a new project of the Fucose Industry before evaluating its feasibility. Overall, the report provides an in-depth insight of the 2009-2019 global and Chinese Fucose industry, covering all important parameters.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction of Fucose Industry

1.1 Brief Introduction of Fucose

1.2 Development of Fucose Industry

1.3 Status of Fucose Industry

Chapter Two Manufacturing Technology of Fucose

2.1 Development of Fucose Manufacturing Technology

2.2 Analysis of Fucose Manufacturing Technology

2.3 Trends of Fucose Manufacturing Technology

Chapter Four 2009-2014 Global and Chinese Market of Fucose

4.1 2009-2014 Global Capacity, Production and Production Value of Fucose Industry

4.2 2009-2014 Global Cost and Profit of Fucose Industry

4.3 Market Comparison of Global and Chinese Fucose Industry

4.4 2009-2014 Global and Chinese Supply and Consumption of Fucose

4.5 2009-2014 Chinese Import and Export of Fucose

Chapter Five Market Status of Fucose Industry

5.1 Market Competition of Fucose Industry by Company

5.2 Market Competition of Fucose Industry by Country (USA, EU, Japan, Chinese etc.)

5.3 Market Analysis of Fucose Consumption by Application/Type

Chapter Six 2014-2019 Market Forecast of Global and Chinese Fucose Industry

6.1 2014-2019 Global and Chinese Capacity, Production, and Production Value of Fucose

6.2 2014-2019 Fucose Industry Cost and Profit Estimation

6.3 2014-2019 Global and Chinese Market Share of Fucose

6.4 2014-2019 Global and Chinese Supply and Consumption of Fucose

6.5 2014-2019 Chinese Import and Export of Fucose

Chapter Seven Analysis of Fucose Industry Chain

7.1 Industry Chain Structure

7.2 Upstream Raw Materials

7.3 Downstream Industry

Chapter Eight Global and Chinese Economic Impact on Fucose Industry

8.1 Global and Chinese Macroeconomic Environment Analysis

8.1.1 Global Macroeconomic Analysis

8.1.2 Chinese Macroeconomic Analysis

8.2 Global and Chinese Macroeconomic Environment Development Trend

8.2.1 Global Macroeconomic Outlook

8.2.2 Chinese Macroeconomic Outlook

8.3 Effects to Fucose Industry

Chapter Nine Market Dynamics of Fucose Industry

9.1 Fucose Industry News

9.2 Fucose Industry Development Challenges

9.3 Fucose Industry Development Opportunities

Chapter Ten Proposals for New Project

10.1 Market Entry Strategies

10.2 Countermeasures of Economic Impact

10.3 Marketing Channels

10.4 Feasibility Studies of New Project Investment

Chapter Eleven Research Conclusions of Global and Chinese Fucose Industry

Complete report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/319239-global-and-chinese-fucose-industry-2009-2019-market-research-report.html.

List of Tables and Figures

Figure Fucose Product Picture

Table Development of Fucose Manufacturing Technology

Figure Manufacturing Process of Fucose

Table Trends of Fucose Manufacturing Technology

Figure Company A Fucose Product and Specifications

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Capacity List

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Capacity Share List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Manufacturers Capacity Share

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Production List

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Production Share List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Manufacturers Production Share

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Capacity Production and Growth Rate

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Production Value List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Production Value and Growth Rate

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Production Value Share List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Manufacturers Production Value Share

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Capacity Production Cost Profit and Gross Margin List

Figure 2009-2014 Chinese Share of Global Fucose Production

Table 2009-2014 Global Supply and Consumption of Fucose

Table 2009-2014 Import and Export of Fucose

Figure 2013 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Capacity Market Share

Figure 2013 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Production Market Share

Figure 2013 Global Fucose Key Manufacturers Production Value Market Share

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Capacity List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Capacity

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Capacity Share List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Capacity Share

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Production List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Production

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Production Share List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Production Share

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Consumption Volume List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Consumption Volume

Table 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Consumption Volume Share List

Figure 2009-2014 Global Fucose Key Countries Consumption Volume Share

Figure 78 2009-2014 Global Fucose Consumption Volume Market by Application

Table 89 2009-2014 Global Fucose Consumption Volume Market Share List by Application

Figure 79 2009-2014 Global Fucose Consumption Volume Market Share by Application

Table 90 2009-2014 Chinese Fucose Consumption Volume Market List by Application

Figure 80 2009-2014 Chinese Fucose Consumption Volume Market by Application

Figure 2014-2019 Global Fucose Capacity Production and Growth Rate

Figure 2014-2019 Global Fucose Production Value and Growth Rate

Table 2014-2019 Global Fucose Capacity Production Cost Profit and Gross Margin List

Figure 2014-2019 Chinese Share of Global Fucose Production

Table 2014-2019 Global Supply and Consumption of Fucose

Table 2014-2019 Import and Export of Fucose

Figure Industry Chain Structure of Fucose Industry

Figure Production Cost Analysis of Fucose

Figure Downstream Analysis of Fucose

Table Growth of World output, 2011 2014, Annual Percentage Change

Figure Unemployment Rates in Selected Developed Countries, January 2008 March 201360

Figure Nominal Effective Exchange Rate: Japan and Selected Emerging Economies, September 2012-March 2013

Figure 2005-2013 Chinese GDP and Growth Rates

Figure 2005-2013 Chinese CPI Changes

Figure 2008-2014 Chinese PMI Changes

Figure 2005-2014 Chinese Financial Revenue and Growth Rate

Figure 2005-2014 Chinese Total Fixed Asset Investment and Growth Rate

Figure 2014-2019 Chinese GDP and Growth Rates

Figure 2014-2019 Chinese CPI Changes

Table Economic Effects to Fucose Industry

Table Fucose Industry Development Challenges

Table Fucose Industry Development Opportunities

Figure Map of Chineses Provinces and Administrative Regions

Table Selected Cities According to Industrial Orientation

Figure Chinese IPR Strategy

Table Brief Summary of Suggestions

Table New Fucoses Project Feasibility Study

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Mar 14

Coffin & Casket Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2014

Over the past five years, the coffin and casket manufacturing industry has deteriorated as a result of increasing funeral costs, which have pushed US consumers to opt for more affordable options, such as cremation. Although the number of annual deaths has increased as a result of an increasing population, demand for industry services has continued to decline over the five-year period. The cost of traditional burials, which include coffins and caskets, has driven the decline in demand for industry products; however, additional factors such as an increasingly secular society and changes in household formation have supported this trend.

US consumers became increasingly price-sensitive at the start of the five-year period as widespread unemployment and falling per capita disposable income discouraged individuals from spending on more expensive services such as traditional burial funerals. Coffin and casket manufacturing revenue rebounded slightly in 2011 as a result of recovering per capita disposable income, though growth was short-lived, and the industry returned to a state of decline in 2012. IBISWorld Economic Analyst Jeremy Edwards says in the new report, Industry operators have attempted to renew demand for services through the expansion of services offered at funeral homes, which represents the industry’s largest market. However, technological developments and improved convenience for consumers has not been sufficient enough to turn around the industry’s fortunes. Revenue is estimated to decline over the five years to 2014.

Conditions are not expected to improve over the next five years, and consumer preferences will likely continue to trend in favor of cremations rather than traditional burial services, Edwards says in the new report. Per capita disposable income is expected to rise and strengthen consumer propensity to spend on discretionary items; however, the percentage of cremations per death is projected to rise to almost half by 2019. Consequently, industry revenue is projected to decline over the five-year period. Manufacturers are expected to increasingly target southern states with a lower cremation rate to increase revenue and maintain profitability; however, only large companies are expected to be successful by leveraging economies of scale.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry primarily manufactures burial caskets, cases and vaults intended to contain dead bodies during and after burial or until cremation. Consumers often purchase these items from funeral homes, but in some cases, they may also purchase them directly from the manufacturers.

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Major Companies

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Mar 11

PayingTooMuch.com reveals 7 traps to watch out for when hitting the slopes this season


Chichester, West Sussex (PRWEB UK) 15 January 2015

Specialist comparison website PayingTooMuch.com has revealed the 7 big watch-outs if youre heading to the slopes this season, so you dont get caught out by travel insurance small-print.

1: Check the insurers definition of ski equipment. When purchasing winter sports insurance, check the insurers definition of ski equipment in the terms and conditions. Commonly, this will only include skis, snowboards, bindings, boots and poles. Many snow-seekers may not realise they arent covered for loss, damage or theft of other expensive items, including ski clothing and accessories such as helmets, goggles and gloves. So if youve forked out for expensive winter sports clothing or are even borrowing from a friend, it pays to check this clause.

2: Make sure the policy covers you for winter sports activities. While it may sound obvious, dont just head off to the snow hoping your annual travel insurance policy will have your back. Make sure the policy covers you for any winter sports activities you may do, as these will not be covered on standard travel insurance policies.

3: Check the total number of days the winter sports policy covers you for. Before deciding upon the right policy for you, double check how many days the winter sports policy will cover you for. Its not uncommon for insurers to limit travellers to just 17 days of winter sports cover per year, so if youre planning on playing on the slopes for the whole season or going twice in one year, make sure your policy covers you for this.

4: Wear a helmet or beware. When skiing or snowboarding, always adhere to your insurers guidelines in case you need to make a claim. For example, most insurers insist you wear a helmet during winter sports activities. Failure to do so in the event of a claim, could see your policy fail to pay out.

5: Going off-piste? Check your insurers limitations. Most standard travel insurance policies will not cover skiing or snowboarding off-piste unless with a qualified guide or instructor, although each insurers definition of off-piste varies. Most insurers define it as within resort boundaries, leaving it up to you to figure out exactly what that means. Are you allowed to ski in the resorts woodland, or if you go just to the side of the marked areas will your policy be valid? Before purchasing travel insurance, ask the individual provider about the specific limitations and how they define resort boundaries. And if youre planning going off-piste, make sure you have specialist winter sports cover because if you are involved in an accident, you may face steep medical bills if inadequate travel insurance cover was in place.

6: Delayed ski season? Dont get caught out on your last day on the slopes. Weather predictions suggest we could still be experiencing snow in the UK in May, and if this spreads to Europe too, travellers could get caught out by a clause found in most winter sports policies which says you are only covered up until 31st April in the Northern hemisphere and 31st October in the Southern hemisphere. Check your policy for any limitations on when you can claim for winter sports. Meanwhile, these unpredictable weather conditions mean more travellers could be vulnerable to piste closures. Should you need to claim for piste closure, ensure you have obtained confirmation of the resort closure from the local representative failure to do so could invalidate any claim.

7: Medical costs: While it may sound obvious, make sure your insurance policy covers private medical costs. These would be required if you had an accident on the slopes and had to be transported from a mountain to a hospital by helicopter. Without cover for private medical costs, you could be left with a huge bill.

Commenting on the need to be prudent with small print, travel insurance expert Beth Macer at PayingTooMuch.com said: When it comes to buying insurance for your skiing holidays, make sure you dont get caught out by vague insurers definitions and small print. Its really important to make sure the policy covers you for exactly what you need.

Top Tips When Buying Travel Insurance


Always shop around for travel insurance. Dont just buy the travel insurance policy offered by your travel agent or airline.

Remember the cheapest travel insurance policy isnt always the best. Look at the level of cover offered by each policy and make sure its suitable for your own needs.

Always read the small print. Check the policy is suitable for what you plan to do on your holiday and make sure you know what you need to do if you need to make a claim. For example, when do you need to contact the travel insurer and what documents you need to get, like, receipts or police reports.

Get an EHIC card (the replacement for the E111) from http://www.ehic.org.uk. It could save you money if you need treatment in the EU as medical excesses may not be charged if you use your EHIC.

If you make a travel insurance claim and it is turned down write to the insurance company and make a formal complaint. If the company doesnt change its mind, or you are unhappy with how it has handled your complaint, or after 8 weeks, you can complain for free to the Financial Ombudsman Service (http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk).

About PayingTooMuch.com: PayingTooMuch.com is a leading independent price comparison website providing customers with the widest range of financial products and unrivalled customer support. The company mission is to be the best, most up-to-date and unbiased price comparison website in the UK, helping people keep their personal finance bills down. To find out more visit: http://www.PayingTooMuch.com.







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Mar 09

Quick Bridge Funding Adopts Three Families for the Holidays


Orange, Calif. (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

Quick Bridge Funding, a privately-held financial services firm, partnered with nonprofit You Are Special (YAS) food pantry to adopt three families in the community for its first annual holiday toy and dinner drive. Quick Bridge Fundings 76 employees pooled their resources to make the holidays special for local Orange familieswith gift wrapped toys and complete holiday meal prepared by a local Albertsons grocery store.

Human Resources Manager, Alanna Schorr Cole, reached out to nonprofit You Are Special to identify families in need for the companys first annual holiday toy and dinner drive. Three families were selected by YAS. They were chosen based on personal letters received from incarcerated fathers. The men explained why their family should be selected. In all, three moms and seven children from ages five through 17 enjoyed opening gifts and shared a full holiday meal together.

The entire company had the opportunity to participate in donating toys over a two-week period. Representatives from You Are Special dropped off a large bin for the gift wrapped donations. Employees were given the ages of the children and details regarding their clothing sizes and special needs. Items were labeled by family name and included socks, t-shirts, pants, balls, books, arts and crafts, games, gift cards and more.

Six Quick Bridge Funding Santa volunteers delivered the gifts to the three families for Christmas morning. The full holiday dinners including turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, rolls, and pie were picked up from Albertsons and delivered to the families on Christmas day.

You Are Special is a local nonprofit devoted to feeding the hungry in the Orange community. According to its website, it serves with compassion, dignity and love. YAS does not charge any fee of any kind for anything. It is not supported by government grants. The pantry collects food and gives it to the person in hand. YAS finances are well documented and the organization is included on Guidestar and OneOC.

The timing was right for our first annual holiday drive, said Quick Bridge Funding President, Ben Gold. As we continue to grow, we feel its very important for us to give back to our community. YAS gave us an opportunity to funnel our charitable energies to benefit three local families. Our commitment to the drive also gave us a way to come together as a group to do something positive for others.

For more information on Quick Bridge Funding call (888) 233-9085 or visit http://www.quickbridgefunding.com.

About Quick Bridge Funding

Quick Bridge Funding is a privately-held financial services firm headquartered in Orange County, California. It provides a diverse variety of working capital and short-term debt financing products for small to mid-sized businesses nationwide. Launched in 2011 Quick Bridge Funding differentiates itself from traditional lending sources by evaluating a business cash flow versus credit. The firm has grown from two to 76 employees from 1,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet of office space. It ranked #1 on the 2014 Orange County Business Journals Fastest-Growing Private Companies Midsize Companies List. Experience, technical knowledge, strong capitalization and creativity make it possible for Quick Bridge Funding to help small to medium-size businesses achieve the American Dream. Visit http://www.quickbridgefunding.com.







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