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Ancestry and Genealogy  – The Internet is Amazing

In the past few months, I took up genealogy as a hobby.  Compared to 10 years ago, sites like Ancestry.com are full of amazing in-depth information. There are even Apps for your phone that suggest relatives based on  what you have input.

If you have relatives that were in the USA in the Colonial Periods before the American Revolution, you are most probably related to untold numbers of people in the USA including many celebrities and politicians.

I have found that I am probably related to 15 USA presidents including:  Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Bush, Obama and others.  Also, it seems that I am related to many writers, musicians, and entertainers.  To be transparent, many of these relatives are 7th, 8th, and 9th cousins, but still it makes for good conversation.

Next, when using Ancestry, you can go up the line to suggested ancestors and find countless names and families.  The results of these searches show that I am related  to various lords, barons, viscounts, Kings and Queens.  I guess you need only be the descendant of one of the documented children of some baron or lord who had 15 children, to be connected to a royal family.

What is more fun is that Ancestry is very deep now with information. Once you connect to a princess or prince, you jump to a King or Queen.  Before you know it, you are related to half of Europe through the royally arranged marriages over the last 2000 years.

Very possibly, I am directly descended from the Kings and Queens of:  Scotland, England, Wales, Mercia, Bavaria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Naples, Prussia/Brandenburg, including great names such as the Holy Roman Emperors, the Sinclair’s of Scotland, The Stewarts, Tudors, Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs, Plantagenet’s, and more.  I even found that I am the direct descendant to an obscure Baron called the Barony of Innerpeffray – Thus, I must now assume the title of  Baron of Innerpeffray or when travelling?

Furthermore, the Were Related App says I may be related to people such as: Ben Franklin, Brad Pitt, and Jimi Hendrix.  Thus, my abilities with music and writing have greatly improved lately …

And if you can t find anything on Ancestry, then get a DNA test.  Everybody I know who did not know much about their ancestry is coming back with results from all over the world, various minorities, major blends of tribes and diversities, and so forth.  I did my DNA to be sure, and I found that I was a mix  of: Native American, Scandinavian, Sicilian, Hispanic, German, French, English, Scottish, Balkan – Greek Turkish Italian and much more.

So, have fun with the searching.

The New Labor Union Paradigm – The New Productivity Theory

For most of my life, Unions have been the chief spokesman for many employees around the world. For 100 years, Unions have worked hard to provide safe working conditions and fair benefits for employees in any one country.

However, if you have taught Business 101, you would know that there are KEY STAKEHOLDERS with every Business. Here are the key players: Employees, Owners/Investors, the Community, the Customers, and the Suppliers. What the business books do not tell you is that the GOVERNMENT has become the Primary Stakeholder and obstacle to success, benefits, and global competitiveness.

My theory for the last decade is that the Unions have DONE THEIR WORK and there is little more to do internally because if ANY ONE STAKEHOLDER ASKS FOR TOO MUCH, THE BUSINESS GOES BANKRUPT.  This is because there is not just one uniform playing field of: country law, tax code, business regulation etc. Each company has its own HAVEN and sovereign laws.

Thus, the ONLY stakeholder in the USA that is LEFT to bargain with without going Bankrupt is the GOVERNMENT. Therefore, the unions CHIEF job in the 21century  is to bargain for fair or better treatment from the Government and less burdens, taxes, regulations and such.

That leaves us with the Trump Effect. This new strategy means that government leaders “top down” will work to facilitate a business friendly environment for: companies, employees, communities, buyers, suppliers and investors.

In sum, real leaders of unions and government will work to level the playing field for all local businesses and communities.


George Mentz JD MBA, CWM – Global Speaker – is a celebrated award winning author, professor, international lawyer and founder of the first USA Certification Training Body to be ISO 29990 Certified or Accredited. He is a recognized wealth management authority and the first lawyer in the United States to be triple credentialed in international law, management, and registered as a financial planner.  Mentz holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) an MBA degree in international business, and an international law certificate qualification along with relevant government law licenses. Mentz’s renowned teachings, fiscal policy ideas, and wealth technology have been used in the top banks, government employees, Fortune 500 companies, and financial institutions around the globe. Mentz is former Wall Street Investment Banker, award winning professor, and the CEO of the Global Academy.

Mentz has been seen on television and press as a pioneer in financial psychology, success, and wealth education.  He is the author of over 30 books and manuals where many have been bestsellers. While in graduate school, Mentz was the Chairman of the Tax and Estate Planning Law Review and he is also a two-time national award winning professor . In recent years, Mentz was a Brain Trust Member of Benzinga Financial Media, to the Dream Team of Advisor FYI (part of National Underwriter), and Mentz has even been an accepted expert in NASD Securities Arbitration. A frequent analyst quoted in press, television, and radio, Mentz is also a popular endorser and public presenter. Mentz has been a keynote speaker in the USA, China, Arabia, Asia, Caribbean, & Latin America for Major Wealth Management Conferences, National Associations, Wall Street Firms, and with webcasts to hundreds of thousands of people.  Mentz is the founder of the GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management ® in 1995 which has over 50,000 members in over 150 countries.

President Donald Trump Victory – Predicted in 2015 – by George Mentz JD MBA


In 2015, myself and my research team picked Donald Trump to win the 2016 Election over 1 year in advance while there were still 15 republican primary candidates.  The policies, platform, specifics and aggressive political stance of Mr. Trump has prevailed.  As part of the economic advisory coalition for Mr. Trump, Mr. Mentz and his team were able to make suggestions of policy, ideas and positions to the Trump Campaign to help working families with the economy, fair trade, safe streets, homeland security, jobs, fair immigration policy, rebuilding American, environmental innovation, fair taxes, and civil rights/social justice for all working families.

Mr. Mentz and his media companies and newspapers such as the Wall Street Globe and Magazine of Wall Street fully endorsed Trump before he won the Republican Primaries.

Counselor Mentz was on the Economics Advisory for Mr. Trump and was an elected delegate and Precinct Captain for Mr. Trump in the State of Colorado.  Mentz is originally from New Orleans and is an international lawyer and internationaMent Trump Prediction 2015l businessman.

Please read the 2015 prediction: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/donald-trump-endorsements-democrats-republicans-can-george

Futurist, Analyst, Lawyer – Author  – George S. Mentz is an international award winning author, award winning professor,  and owner of international educational companies and several media outlets.  Dr. Mentz is the first person in the United States to be multi credentialed as a Lawyer, JD/Doctor of Jurisprudence, MBA, Financial Planner, Certified Financial Consultant, and Management Consultant.   * Prof. Mentz has held officer, faculty and professional positions with top business schools, banks, and Wall Street Firms while he has also consulted with Fortune 500 companies, the US government, the United Nations and leaders of other foreign nations.

Mentz holds and earned Doctor of Jurisprudence latin/JD in International Law and an MBA in International Business & Finance along with International Law Cert/Diploma/Diplomé. Mentz is an award winning professor, and has won 2 national awards for teaching excellence. Mentz has organized economics and wealth education programs at the top regions in the world and at accredited law school programs.  Mentz and his finance and management programs have been featured in the ACBSP, AACSB, Wall Street Journal, Investopedia, The Hindu National, El Norte Latin America, the Financial Times, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Reuters, AP, The China Daily, & The Arab Times. Mentz has published over 20 books and has taught over 200 law, business, & graduate level courses around the world.

Mentz was founder of the Loyola Tax and Estate Planning Law Review.  Prof. Mentz has been elected or nominated to the advisory boards of the Global Finance Forum in Switzerland, The Royal Society of Fellows, the and the World E-Commerce Forum in London, England. He holds a professorial faculty appointment at the Graduate LLM Law Program and has held faculty status with several business schools globally. Prof. Mentz’s companies have established educational standards, alliances and approved operations in over 40 Countries around the world. Prof. Mentz has recently been awarded a National Faculty Award, a Distinguished Faculty Award and a Meritorious Service Medal for Charitable Service, along with receiving a Team Faculty Award and honorary doctorates for his research and publications.

Mentz serves on the Advisory Board & Standards Boards of the: GAFM Board of Standards, The IFMC International Financial Management Council China, the AABFS Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences, the ACCE African Chartered Economists Association, the LAC Latin Capitulo para Financiero. Mentz advised for several years to both political parties in teh USA on a consultative status to the US Government on trends in finance, investments, business, careers, and jobs to assist others in finding gainful employment or advancing in their careers. In his early career, Mentz, a political scientist, was a coalitions organizer in Washington DC advising and writing communications for a winning presidential campaign.

Mentz is the CEO of the GAFAM Global Academy of Finance and Management which is a TUV Accredited ISO Certified 29990 Educational and Training organization which is in alliance with the ACBSP and CHEA QG for standards and quality.

Prof. Mentz is an international attorney, founder of the Global Academy of Finance and Management ®   George can be contacted for speaking engagements at www.gmentz.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgementz *No tax investment or legal advice provided herein. Please consult with a licensed professional in your jurisdiction before making any important financial or legal decision. Mentz is a licensed counselor of law LA USA.


GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management ® Press Release about Certification Accreditation – ACBSP and CHEA

GAFM  Global Academy of Finance and Management ®  Press Release about Certification Accreditation – ACBSP and CHEA

ACBSP Accreditation News – Winter Update 2016 – our GAFM continues its global alliance with Nationally Accredited Business Programs Worldwide.   Thanks and Regards, George

For more than a decade, the GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management® has been the leading certifying body for business school graduates in the world. Through a 2004 articulation agreement with ACBSP, GAFM certifications such as:  MFP®, CIPM® and CWM® are awarded and conferred to graduates of ACBSP programs in the areas of:  Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Tax, Project Management, Risk, and more.

The GAFM® International Board of Standards is the first certification body in the world to offer certification eligibility to students and faculty of double-accredited business schools where ACBSP has been the leader in honoring accredited education and exams as a path to GAFM® board certification and professional designations. While the accredited degree and exam path to certification is more strenuous than what other certifications require, the GAFM and ACBSP are proud to have the highest standards and to have accredited business school education as a direct path to credentialing.

GAFM® is a USA-based NGO/company led by Counselor George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWM®, with offices and chapters in the USA, Europe, Asia, Russia, Africa, Latin America and India. The GAFM® has government recognitions from esteemed international countries such as: China, India, Bahamas, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai/UAE. ** The GAFM® Board of Standards Certification Body is TUV-OE European Accredited. The GAFM® is ISO 9001 Certified for Quality Assurance, and the GAFM® Certification Body is first  U.S.-credentialing organization to become ISO 29990 Certified for Educational Standards. Further, the GAFM® certifications are sanctioned by the Arab League’s Arab Academy, which enhances credential portability for more than 20 Arab Nations. The GAFM® also works directly with ABA accredited law schools to provide certification and training programs online and globally.

Further, the GAFM is a member of the CHEA Quality Group and is one of the founding organizations to sign the quality assurance Memorandum with the CHEA IA for global skills and educational standards.

The GAFM® top certifications are available to successful graduates of ACBSP programs including the: AFA Accredited Financial Analyst®, AMA Accredited Management Accountant®, AMC Accredited Management Consultant®, MMC Master Management Consultant®, ChE Chartered Economist®, CIPM Certified International Project Manager®, MFP Master Financial Planner®, CRA Certified Risk Analyst®, CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner®, and the world recognized CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ®.

GAFM® Professional Certification
helps applicants:

• Compete for jobs
• Enhance their résumé with relevant credentials
• Achieve promotions and increases in salary
• Complete continuing education requirements
• With immigration and global jobs
• GAFM® certification also provides a way for employers to screen and hire certified employees.

George Mentz, The CEO of the GAFM® stated, “It
is great to continue this 10 year accredited education relationship which raises certification standards globally.”
Go Global Every Day ™ with GAFM® Professional Certifications for your faculty and students! Learn more about the GAFM Board of Standards at www.GAFM.com

Five Defensive Stock Investing Ideas for a Down Market – The 3X ETF Bears are Coming Out of the Closet

5 Defensive Investing Ideas for a Down Market – The 3X ETF Bears are Coming Out of the Closet in the 2016 Crash

5 Stock Ideas for a DOWN Market – Defensive Positions – Plus 2 Gold and Silver Positions.

In the last Market Crash, even the traditional defensive stocks crumbled in the wake of the global financial crisis.

These publicly traded ETF Ideas may be a solution for those who want to hedge their portfolio with Wealth Preservation Techniques.

Here are 5 Bearish ETF Exchange Traded Funds
1) ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq-100 Bear 3x ETF – Symbol SQQQ  Price $24.29 (+8.34%) Volume 8,946,640
2) Direxion Financials Bear 3x ETF – Symbol  FAZ  Price $11.10 (+6.02%) Volume 3,010,230
3) Direxion Emerging Markets Bear 3x ETF – Symbol  EDZ – Price $49.92 (+4.96%) Volume 1,904,800
4) Direxion Technology Bear 3x ETF Symbol  – TECS –  Price $40.53 (+7.00%) Volume 98,446
5) ProShares UltraPro S&P500 Bear 3x ETF Symbol –   SPXU – Price $35.78 (+6.30%) Volume 6,307,300
Gold and Silver ETF which are for the Commodity BULLS
ProShares UltraPro Gold Miners Bull 3x ETF Symbol  GDXX – Price $10.14 (+8.22%) Volume 9,127
VelocityShares Silver Bull 3x ETN Symbol  USLV – Price $15.15 (+4.55%) Volume 500,739


Source 8-21-15 http://www.3xetf.com/

Dr. jur. George Mentz is a world recognized self-help and wealth management commentator who has several professional development education companies which have trained thousands of professionals in over 40 countries. Prof. Mentz, an international attorney, founder of the Global Academy of Finance and Management ® www.gafm.com , has been a keynote speaker globally in the USA, China, Asia, Arabia, USA, Mexico, Switzerland, and in the West Indies. Mentz has consulted with governments, world leaders and Fortune 500 companies. Mentz has published ranked bestsellers in the following categories: Money and Monetary Policy, Management Science, Mysticism, Religion, Psychology, and in Spirituality. Dr. Mentz can be contacted for speaking engagements at www.gmentz.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgementz Mentz has been a writer and author for: National Underwriter, eFinancialCareers, ThinkAdvisor, AdvisorFYI, and has been seen in the China, US, and European News.

*No tax investment or legal advice provided herein. Please consult with a licensed professional in your jurisdiction before making any important financial or legal decision. Mentz is a licensed counselor of law USA. www.gmentz.com

5 Reasons Energy Stocks and Oil Prices May Go Down or Up? by: George Mentz, JD MBA

5 Reasons Energy Stocks and Oil Prices May Go Down or Up? by: George Mentz, JD MBA

5 Reasons Oil and Energy Stocks will go Down.

  1. If the Economy gets worse in the USA, Oil will get cheaper due to lack of demand.
  2. Technology in Drilling – Ability to pinpoint and hit the target.
  3. Telecommuters to work & telecommuters for College/ School
  4. Fuel Efficiency Improvements Since the Nixon Era
  5. Saudi Arabia and other producers including IRAN may flood the market

5 Reasons Oil and Energy Stocks will go up.

  1. Expanding Technology and gadgets require electricity
  2. Demographics and size of population require more oil. India, Africa and Asia have several billion people under 40 years old.
  3. More people are buying cars and cycles in China, India, Africa and Indonesia/Malaysia
  4. The unpredictability of the natural climate and the pollution flux will force more people to use filtered cooling and heat for homes.
  5. If Oil Wells are capped and people are laid off, supply will be reduced in the near term causing prices to go up.

Energy ETF Related Stock Symbols for Your Review

  • Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE)
  • Vanguard Energy ETF (NYSEARCA:VDE)
  • iShares S&P Global Energy Sector (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IXC)
  • iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equip. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IEZ)
  • 3X Bull Energy, Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSEARCA:ERX)
  • 3X Bear Energy Fund, Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSEARCA:ERY)

* Prof. Dr.Jur. George S. Mentz is the first person in the United States to be multi credentialed as a Lawyer, MBA, Qualified Financial Planner, Chartered Management Consultant, Certified Financial Consultant.  Mentz is an award winning speaker/professor and has been a published author for top literary houses including: National Underwriter ALM, O-Books, John Hunt Publishing United Kingdom, Dice.com, ThinkAdvisor.com, eFinancialCareers.com, and has served a Brain Trust member. Mentz is available to speak at conference on inspiration, productivity and wealth management sales techniques. www.GMentz.com

Mentz is the author the new success book released this January, Quantum Bliss.

Quantum Bliss: The Quantum Mechanics of Happiness, Abundance, and Health by George S. Mentz Link: http://amzn.com/1785352032

Capitalism & Free Markets for Thought Leaders – What They Don’t Teach in Business or Law School

Capitalism &  Free Markets for Thought Leaders  – What They Don’t Teach in  Business or Law School

The Michael Jordan Theory of Laissez -Faire Economics by Counselor George Mentz, JD, MBA

Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult to discuss the power and challenges of global capitalism and laissez-faire philosophy to the average student.  Here is a quick sports analysis of international business and some bullet points to help you think about team performance, team players, capitalism and fair trade.

  1. In economic theory, the team or stakeholders are composed of: your company, your customers, your community, your employees, your suppliers, and your investing risk takers.
  2. If you have one top player who is excellent at what they do, and you have that person on your team, it changes the entire ability of your organization to excel, create or compete. Example: The Basketball Legend – Mr. Michael Jordan
  3. Major objectives and challenges to leaders are how to reward your top players, how to incentivize the rest of the team to support each other.  One might ask,  “Is it fair for Michael Jordan to get the ball more than others or shoot too much”. It is right and fair for other players to learn how to best feed the ball to the top player to score.
  4. If you can strategically recruit team members from diverse regions of the country and the world, you could secure the best talent based on skill and competency?
  5. Even when you have a superstar player who is an incredible at scoring against the other teams, you cannot succeed unless you have smart coaches, smart players, smart schedule, a great offensive line, smart defense, smart play calling strategy, and healthy players.  If the other team players do not maintain their health, skills, or continue to contribute, it will hurt the entire team and the community at large.
  6. If the team is effective, it puts food on the table for the: community, staff, coaches, players, families, and so forth in the form of: revenues, jobs, tourism, rights, ticket and merchandise sales and more.
  7. If your team is competing against 180 other teams, would it be smart to allow your team to complete without excessive regulation, toxic fees, debilitating taxes or penalties. If you don’t reward and compensate your producers, will they underperform?  Will they leave to go to another team? or take their technology offshore to another team? How much does the economic environment tax the team corporation, how do you tax the players, taxes tickets etc.  If taxes or regulations are too high, will players or owners go to another team, city, or country to play?
  8. Shouldn’t we applaud all those who contribute to the government in “FOR PROFIT” activities? Remember that big earners are the big contributors?  The average superstar only makes big money for just a few years and pays HUGE taxes when he or she earns big to both states and the federal governments. Without profits, no company survives. If every business was not-for profit, the government could not feed orphan and widows, encourage economic freedom,  or pay it’s employees. Without profits, the community fails, the company employees lose their jobs, the suppliers fail, the public schools fail, teachers lose their jobs, hospitals go broke, and the shareholders take their money elsewhere.
  9. If there are no investors or shall I say “contributing earners”, then the money all flows to the other 180 teams who have better business environments with names like:  Mexico, Japan, China, UAE, Kenya, India, or the Philippines.  There is nothing wrong with the other teams, but rather, your local team needs to build its own schools, fix it’s roads, build its hospitals, and feed local widows and orphans as a priority so that the team can produce and work in a sustainable environment . As a note, some innovators and inventors are creating services and products that DO NOT Compete but rather solve problems such as disease, suffering, disasters, or just mitigate regular problems. Thus, thus economic pie continues to expand with the internet, communications, medicine, technology, science, globalization and more.

These are just a few questions you must ask.  Yes we need BOTH team players and superstars to innovate and compete in this global economic environment, but we need to realize that a team must have a sustainable business environment conducive to success to compete on a global level. With 95% of the world’s population outside of the USA and 40% of the S&P revenues coming from offshore, the USA in particular must SELL to other nations to grow the economic pie for everyone around the world and increase global productivity, global health, and global prosperity. Moreover, US companies are routinely taking advantage of economic climates and jurisdictions offshore which are more business and employee friendly.

Technology and globalization has crushed the old ideas regarding taxation and free markets.  Given enough bureaucratic intervention, people and business will partially leave the USA and establish companies offshore to sell stuff to the rest of the world’s 95% of the global population.  Recently, even UBER set up offshore tax schemes just like Google and other big players to retain earnings offshore which limit payments of US Federal and State taxes.  This is the direction that global business is headed, and we must enhance laws and regulations to make sure that local workers have opportunities for the American Dream so that our local team players may create and innovate in an entrepreneurial friendly environment.

Here are some publicly traded Consulting Companies of Interest:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH)
  • Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN)
  • Cap Gemini SA (EPA:CAP)
  • Others include: McKinsey, Bain and Co., Price Waterhouse, Deloitte and many more.

Counselor George Mentz (Doctor of Jurisprudence/ JD and MBA)  is a world recognized author and self-help and wealth management commentator who has several professional development education companies which have trained over 10,000 professionals in over 40 countries. Mentz’s new book, Quantum Bliss,  is being released in January in the United Kingdom. www.quantumbliss.org Prof. Mentz, an international attorney, founder of the GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management ® www.gafm.com , has been a keynote speaker globally in the USA, China, Asia, Arabia, USA, Mexico, Switzerland, and in the West Indies. Mentz has consulted with governments, world leaders and Fortune 500 companies. Mentz has published bestsellers in the following categories: Money and Monetary Policy,  Economics Money and Investing, Leadership , Education Training, Management Science, Mysticism, Psychology, and in Spirituality. Dr. Mentz can be contacted for speaking engagements at www.gmentz.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgementz *No tax investment or legal advice provided herein. Please consult with a licensed professional in your jurisdiction before making any important financial or legal decision. Mentz is a licensed counselor of law LA USA.  http://gafm.com

5 Great Investing Books – Wealth Management Classics – By George Mentz

Five Practical Books & 5 Investment Lessons – By George Mentz JD MBA CWM

If you have ever read a great wealth management related book, there are usually a few invaluable tips in each manuscript which make it worth your while. Here are 5 practical books, and a key investment idea from each manuscript that made it worth reading.

1) Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

If a Stock is Not Working for You Anymore, Get Out.

While this sounds subjective, it has several important meanings such as: If a company has reduced your dividends and you do not see upside stock potential where your stock has lost 8% or more recently, then maybe you can get out of the position and cut your losses. See: Johnson, S. (1998) Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, London: Random House.

2) The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin

Make Use of Your Investments . As Ben Franklin said, ” We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly, and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement.”

See: Franklin, B. (1993) “The Way to Wealth” in Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography and Other Writings, O. Seavey (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

3) The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles.

Convey the Impression of Increase to Your Customers.   Look for the value in your investments. If you can clearly see how the company’s services or products are providing solutions; then, you have isolated the ability of the company or stock to increase the lives of others. If you have not read this 100+ year old book, do it. It is quite an astounding piece of prosperity writing from the turn of the century, and the book is concise.  See: Wattles, W.D. (1976). Financial Success through the Power of Thought [The Science of Getting Rich]. Rochester, Vermont: Destiny Books. (Written originally around 1910). or How to Promote Yourself by Wattles – Lulu Press ISBN-10: 0615223494

4) Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Getting Your Assets to Work For You 24/7 is the Key to Cash Flow

Kiyosaki famously stated, ““Rule one. You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know.”

See: Kiyosaki, R. with Lechter, S. (1997) Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money… That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! London: Time Warner.

5) Buffett – The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein

There is No Income Tax Due While Holding Great Growth Stocks. While this may sound like old news, holding great stocks is the oldest form of owning a deferred tax growth investment. Further, growth with dividends is the greatest way to have cash flow and potential upside.   See: Lowenstein, R. (1995) Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, London: Orion.

Any of these writers and their books will boost your mindset and consciousness of investment savvy.  From time to time it takes a book like the ones listed above to shock our consciousness to make progress in life.  There are dozens of great financial planning books, yet sometimes practical wisdom is the most welcomed kind.

For the benefit of the readers, here are some stocks and an ETF with strong dividend income yield along with growth potential.

  1. WalMart (NYSE: WMT)
  2. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)
  3. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)
  4. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
  5. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)
  6. Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLU)


Lawyer and Counselor George Mentz, JD, MBA, CILS, CWM is a world recognized wealth management commentator and award winning professor who has authored several revolutionary books. Prof. Mentz, an international attorney, has been a keynote speaker globally in Asia, Arabia, USA, Mexico, Switzerland, and in the West Indies. Mentz can be contacted for speaking engagements at www.gmentz.com or www.managementconsultant.us *No counseling, tax investment or legal advice provided herein. Please consult with a licensed professional in your jurisdiction before making any important career, financial or legal decision. All rights reserved by George Mentz, Esq.

Project Management Certification Training USA – 20 Cities and Worldwide

Dear Friends, we are offering PM Project Management Certification Training in 20 Cities in the USA and around the world.

Las Vegas NV  Tue, January 19, 2016 – Fri, January 22, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/1rqhcq

Atlanta GA Tue, January 26, 2016 – Fri, January 29, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/wrqhcq

Washington DC  Tue, February 02, 2016 –Fri, February 05, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/xrqhcq

Houston TX Tue, February 23, 2016 –Fri, February 26, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/drqhcq

Los Angeles CA Tue, March 01, 2016 –Fri, March 04, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/4rqhcq

Orlando FL Tue, March 15, 2016 – Fri, March 18, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/frqhcq

Boston MA  Tue, April 12, 2016 – Fri, April 15, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/5rqhcq

Seattle WA Tue, April 19, 2016 –Fri, April 22, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/grqhcq

Chicago IL Tue, May 03, 2016 –Fri, May 06, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/yrqhcq

Dallas TX  Tue, May 24, 2016 – Fri, May 27, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/nrqhcq

Columbus OH Tue, June 07, 2016 –Fri, June 10, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/jrqhcq

Washington DC Tue, June 14, 2016 –Fri, June 17, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/8rqhcq

Minneapolis MN Tue, July 12, 2016 – Fri, July 15, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/9rqhcz

San Francisco CA  Tue, July 26, 2016 – Fri, July 29, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/0rqhcz

Raleigh NC  Tue, August 09, 2016 – Fri, August 12, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/1rqhcz

Las Vegas NV  Tue, August 30, 2016 – Fri, September 02, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/zrqhcz 

Washington DC  Tue, September 13, 2016 – Fri, September 16, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/wrqhcz

Houston TX Tue, September 27, 2016 – Fri, September 30, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/xrqhcz

 Boston MA Tue, October 11, 2016 – Fri, October 14, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/drqhcz

Chicago IL Tue, October 25, 2016 –Fri, October 28, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/4rqhcz

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Orlando FL Tue, November 15, 2016 – Fri, November 18, 2016 http://www.cvent.com/d/grqhcz

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