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Page 78 of Finance News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Make $10,000 from the IRS Turning in Your Tax Cheat Neighbor, says Financial Guru Matthew Lesko

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mar. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you see your neighbor buying a new $50,000 Mercedes on a teacher’s salary or you overhear that nasty no-good co-worker brag talking about how he never pays his taxes, well then government financial guru, Matthew Lesko says: ‘STOP being Mr. Nice Guy and bank big money while you help the IRS collect back taxes.’

Ecologic Leasing Solutions, the Only Global Lease and Asset Management Solution Provider, Reports Strong Financial Results for 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mar. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Solutions, the only global lease and asset management solution provider to multinational corporations, announced strong increases in revenue and profits led by new corporate client acquisitions.

Federal Reserve Releases New Statistics About Credit Cards, reports LowCards.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Mar. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new Survey of Consumer Finances from the Federal Reserve gives a concerning snapshot of the finances of average American family with growing debt and shrinking savings, reports LowCards.com. The company has been analyzing the credit cards and supplying objective websites on various consumer expenses for five years.

Long Term Care Insurance More Attractive Thanks to New Law; Answer Service from LTC Financial Partners Tells Who Can Benefit and How

KIRKLAND, WA – Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Deficit Reduction Act, signed into law by President Bush on February 8, ‘promises to encourage millions of Americans to buy long term care insurance,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. But he cautions, ‘The legislation is a mine field of complexity that will vary from state to state as local programs roll out. The consumer needs help from experts to know if they can benefit and how.’

Agents Flocking to LTC Financial Partners, the Fast-Growing Long Term Care Insurance Brokerage; ‘Top Producers Want to Be Owners,’ the Company Explains

KIRKLAND, WA – Feb. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, has grown from 91 agents a year ago to 167 today, a whopping 84% increase. What’s the big draw? ‘Ownership,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO. ‘The best agents come to us because they want a piece of the action. They also want the professional status of partnership, as in law firms.’

National Mortgage Compliance Expert, Donald Lampe, to Present at ComplianceEase’s 2006 Mortgage Compliance Outlook Webinar

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase, a leading provider of compliance and risk-management solutions, is hosting the 2006 Mortgage Compliance Outlook Webinar. This Webinar offers attendees expert insight and information about the significant regulatory compliance issues of 2006.

Steven L. Jay CLU, CHFC Announces New Location

FORT WASHINGTON, PA – Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steven L. Jay CLU, CHFC is pleased to announce the completion of his move to his new Fort Washington offices at 465 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA, 19034. The investment and financial planning practice has been serving individuals and corporate clients for over 20 years.

Fort Washington Financial Group LLC Announces its New Location.

FORT WASHINGTON, PA – Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Fort Washington Financial Group is pleased to announce the completion of our move to our new Fort Washington offices at 465 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA, 19034. With our new offices we will continue to provide the best possible support for current clients. The new expanded office space will also allow for the hiring of additional employee benefit professionals to meet the needs of our future growth.

OneHourRefund Offers Rapid Return Filing and Refunds from the Comfort of Home

NASHVILLE, TN – Feb. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OneHourRefund.com has launched an online tax preparation and rapid refund service for the 2005 filing year. Consumers can process their returns in as little as an hour’s time. The service includes both state and federal returns, and a free trial is available.

Insurance Outsourcing Service Pumps Cash into CPA Firms

NEWTON, MA – Feb. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today The Financial Resource Group announced ‘Integrated Insurance Planning(TM),’ a service that helps CPA firms profit from insurance recommendations. ‘Many firms are moving into insurance, but few are making much money at it,” says Barry Goldwater, Principal of The Financial Resource Group (FRG). ‘We aim to change that; why should insurance advice be a loss leader?’ Goldwater asks. ‘We see firms outsourcing their insurance business, throwing sizable revenue to outside advisors and possibly to the competition. We have created a way for firms to monetize this revenue in-house.’

Credit Card Companies to Raise Minimum Payment Requirements

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Knockout Debt announced today that it is offering Free Debt Consultations to consumers who may be adversely affected by the increased minimum payment requirements created by the updated guidelines recently released by federal banking regulators. Consumers may soon see significant increases in the required minimum payments on their credit card statements due to the new guidelines. Although the increases may cause a temporary crunch for heavily indebted consumers, financial experts believe that the increased minimums are a sound long term policy.

LTCi: The Hot New Asset-Protection Option, From a Financial Advisor Near You

KIRKLAND, WA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to LTC Financial Partners LLC, Philip Kimball, Executive Director of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, watched helplessly as over $1 million dollars disappeared into the health-care system: all the assets of his dying mom and dad. Like most Americans of more than modest means, Kimball and his parents had missed an estate planning gap. Their financial advisors missed it too. No long term care insurance (or LTCi, the industry nickname).

Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k) for the Self-Employed

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Under new tax rules that took effect in January 2006, employees can ask their company to save part of their wages in a Roth 401(k). However, independent contractors, the self-employed, and business owners with no employees can establish their own Solo 401(k) with a Roth feature – (Solo Roth 401k) – right away, according to Daniel Lamaute, retirement plan specialist, with Lamaute Capital.

Millennium Administrators, Inc. Has Been Selected by Brown’s Automotive Group to Provide Stand Alone RX Benefits

HARLEYSVILLE, PA – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millennium Administrators, Inc., a pharmacy benefits administrator, has signed a contract with Virginia based Brown Automotive to provide stand alone pharmacy benefit services for over 1000 employees. Millennium is providing a stand-alone pharmacy benefit program, including a custom benefit plan design and administrative services.

Navigating the Swelling Hispanic Market Tide – New Resource for the Financial Services Industry

MIAMI, FL – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Praxxis, a new consulting and marketing services firm focusing on the U.S. Hispanic market and serving the financial services industry, is at the crossroad of the most significant consumer market realignment facing financial services. Founded in 2005 in Miami, Florida by Salvador Lopez de Azua, Carlos Pardo, and Argelio Maldonado, three veterans of consumer banking and former Citibank executives, Praxxis was conceived as a resource to assist clients with the strategic challenges posed by the growing Latino market segment and its ever-increasing need for financial services.

Planning Financial Future is Crucial to Post-Holiday Financial Health

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Knockout Debt announced today that it is offering Free Debt Reduction Consultations to all consumers who may be suffering from post-holiday financial issues. Many consumers this holiday season forked out too much money on gifts for friends and family, and charged most of it to credit cards.

Bigger Payments Are Incentive to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eliminating credit card debt is for many a distant dream. But this year, with most credit card companies doubling their required minimum monthly payments, consumers will be more diligent about replacing their card debt with an alternative such as a home equity loan or a 401(k) loan, predict the retirement plan experts at Lamaute Capital, Inc.

Long Term Care Insurance Video Clip and Guidebook Now Available

KIRKLAND, WA – Dec. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Will you or a family member need expensive long-term care someday? Almost for sure — but if you’re like most people, you don’t want to think about it. But what if you could turn your mind, instead, to bright, bullish prospects? Visions of sailing or playing golf into your 90’s, traveling, eating out … or sheltering a few hundred thousand dollars from taxes? That’s the focus of a video clip and guidebook from LTC Financial Partners, the nation’s most experienced long-term care insurance brokerage.

Therapy Partner Automated Billing Solution for Mental Health Professionals Cuts Time and Costs in Half

DENVER, CO – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Therapy Partner Corporation, offering financial solutions for the mental health marketplace, today announced the launch of Therapy Partner, an online billing, no interest payment plan, and collection solution that supports the unique therapeutic relationship between mental health providers and their clients in a paperless, secure, internet-based environment.

Long-Term Care Tax Reminder from LTC Financial Partners

KIRKLAND, WA – Dec. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the biggest overlooked sources of tax breaks is long-term care insurance, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading agent-owned LTC insurance brokerage. Premiums for tax-qualified policies are deductible as personal medical expenses for taxpayers who itemize, with 2005 amounts ranging from $270 to $3,400 per person, based on age. Some states offer additional deductions or tax credits on state returns.

Credit Card Minimum Payments Set to Double Beginning January 1, 2006

SAN DIEGO, CA – Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City Mortgage Services, a California-based independent brokerage offering a full variety of mortgage products to the public, today announced that recent changes in credit card payment regulations could drastically affect consumer budgets, making it impossible for some families to keep up with increased minimum payment requirements.

An Aging Population Will Need Modified Homes; New Course from LTC Financial Partners Gives Guidelines for Builders, Agents, and Homeowners

LYNNWOOD, WA – Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the population ages, homeowners and real estate professionals face a challenge: meeting the special needs of people who can’t take care of themselves. Things like making bathrooms wheelchair-accessible, or creating space for hired care workers.

Sharrow Group and Robichaud Financial Expand Services by Forming Associated Builder Solutions, LLC

ROCHESTER, NY – Nov. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sharrow Group, providing executive search and business consulting to the homebuilding industry since 1968, and Robichaud Financial Services, M & A, investment banking, and mortgage specialists, announce the formation of Associated Builder Solutions, LLC (ABS). ABS will offer homebuilders a single source of proven expertise to maximize their operations and therefore the value of their companies.

Nation’s Top Long-Term Care Insurance Producers Announced

KIRKLAND, WA – Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-Term Care Sales Strategies magazine has awarded the 2005 National LTCi Sales Achievement Award to 60 Partners of LTC Financial Partners LLC. The honor recognizes the nation’s leading long-term care insurance specialists and was presented at the recent National LTCi Producers Summit, the annual industry conference, held in Kansas City, MO.

GMAC Residential Funding Teams with ComplianceEase to Combine Technology Solutions and Add Value for their Lender Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase(R), a premier provider of regulatory compliance and risk management solutions, today announced, the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with GMAC Residential Funding. The partnership will effectively establish the most comprehensive automated compliance solution available in the marketplace by combining ComplianceEase’s industry leading compliance tool, ComplianceAnalyzer(TM), with GMAC Residential Funding’s Assetwise Compliance Engine.

ComplianceEase Partners with Seven Top Mortgage Document Preparation Companies to Ensure Compliant Loan Closings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase(R), a premier provider of automated compliance solutions for the residential mortgage industry, today announced partnerships with seven of the nation’s leading document preparation companies to seamlessly integrate ComplianceEase’s flagship product – ComplianceAnalyzer(TM) (CA) – into their mortgage document systems and closing platforms.

Kansas City Briefing Sparks Drive to Keep America from Going Broke; Long-Term Care Insurance the Key

KANSAS CITY, MO – Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As 77 million baby boomers approach retirement, America faces budget-busting costs for long-term care. ‘Somebody is going to go broke — Uncle Sam, the states, or millions of citizens — unless we act now,’ says Cameron Truesdell, a long-term care pioneer. He is CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC, host of an industry-government briefing in Kansas City, MO, October 17.

Averting Financial Disaster for 20 Million – KC Confab Will Chart the Path

KANSAS CITY, MO – September 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by 2025 more than 20 million Americans – incapacitated athletes and children as well as aging baby boomers – will need long-term care services. Ordinary health insurance won’t cover it. Neither, in all likelihood, will Medicaid, as legislative reform cracks down on benefits claimed by the affluent. Yet, ‘We can have long-term care protection for every American,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading LTC insurance brokerage.

AirSure Limited and Aero Insurance Merge to Form General Aviation’s Largest Insurance Brokerage

DENVER, Colo. – September 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Officials of two of the nation’s largest aviation insurance brokerage firms: AirSure Limited and Aero Insurance, a division of the Van Gilder Insurance Corporation, announced today the completion of a definitive merger agreement which states that Aero Insurance will merge with AirSure Limited. The new company will be owned by the Van Gilder Insurance Corporation and will operate under the AirSure Limited name, with Bill Behan serving as managing director and Larry Mattiello as president.

With Government Distracted, Private Program Seeks to Avert New Disaster: Abject End for Millions

KIRKLAND, WA and KANSAS CITY, MO – September 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In June the federal government ended a pilot program to alert the nation to an impending social disaster: millions of longer-living Americans unprepared to survive longer-lasting incapacities. The pilot, run in five states, grew out of a recognition that government could not afford to fund a yawning gap in health coverage. Since life spans have been increasing and 77 million baby boomers are nearing retirement, bouts of incapacity are expected to explode; and ordinary health insurance doesn’t cover it, say the experts at LTC Financial Partners.

Most Families Missing Out on Free College Funding Aid

SCRANTON, Penn. – September 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most families would agree that college tuition is one of the biggest expenses they will face. That’s why when it comes to financial aid; most people would like to be certain that they are getting the most money they can. In fact, according to Philip Goldstein, a College Funding Specialist in Clarks Summit, many families are not aware of all the funding possibilities and are missing out on thousands of dollars each year.

Why Few Retirees Have the Right Investments – And How to Tell if You’re One of Them

SCRANTON, Penn. – September 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most retirees would agree that saving money is hard enough. That’s why when it comes to protecting their money, most people would like to be certain that their hard-earned funds are going to be safely stored where they’ll be building up interest for the future. In fact, according to Mark McColligan, Vice President of 1st Financial Investments, most retirees are putting their money in the wrong place and losing out on thousands of dollars each year.

Long Term Care Insurance Brokerage Announces Chain of Press Information Websites

KIRKLAND, Wash. – September 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Partners of LTC Financial Partners LLC (with offices across the country) want to be the best sources of long term care insurance information in their local areas. To that end, the organization announced today a chain of websites that will feed facts to the press. The sites are also available to the general public.

Insured Offshore Energy Losses from Katrina Projected at $2 Billion – Estimated $300 Million Will Never Be Collected

DALLAS, TX – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Insurance Data Systems, an estimated $300,000,000 in insured damage from Katrina will be uncollected because energy companies do not aggressively pursue full claims payment. Insurance Data Systems is a Dallas, Texas based firm specializing in assisting energy companies in collecting on complex insurance claims.

Lobraus CEO to Address Hong Kong International Logistics Conference

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – August 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lobraus Trade Finance Corp today announced that their Founder and CEO, Renato Ferreira, will be a key speaker at the Hong Kong International Logistics Conference being held at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, September 14-15, 2005.

CFP(R) to Develop and Direct Financial Coaching Program Initiative at Emico, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nicolas de Segonzac, CEO of Emico, Inc. announced that the company is more than ever committed to the education and growth of consumers in handling their every day challenges with financial decisions. With this vision in mind, Emico acquired On Track Motivational Training, a California corporation, to compliment its present services. On Track(TM) provides individualized financial coaching for consumers who have basic financial goals, but feel at a loss on how to achieve them.

VueCentric and ComplianceEase(R) Form Strategic Partnership to Improve Mortgage Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase(R), a division of LogicEase Solutions Inc., a premier provider of regulatory compliance and risk management solutions, and VueCentric, Inc., a leading provider of web-based loan origination software, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate ComplianceEase’s automated compliance solution, ComplianceAnalyzer(TM), into VueCentric’s loan origination system, MortgageDashboard(TM).

Long Term Care Consumes ‘an Acre a Month,’ But Affordable Insurance Can Save the Farm, Experts Say

KIRKLAND, Wash. – July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The mounting cost of long term care has become a “monster” that is devouring acre after acre of the nation’s prime cropland, pasture, and woodlands. So says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers. It’s a problem that affects agricultural families in every state, not just the farm belt.

On Track(TM) Bridges the Gap Between Hiring Your Own Financial Planner and the ‘Back of the Envelope’ Plan

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emico, Inc just announced that its new division, On Track Motivational Training (www.ontrackmotivation.com) will be offering personalized one-on-one financial coaching. Most individuals want to be financially successful but don’t know what it exactly means. Is it just one goal or multiple dreams like buying a home and saving for a comfortable retirement? Is the amount of money needed calculated or was it just a wild guess?

How to Survive Telecom BPO

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auditel Inc. of FL (www.auditelinc.com) announced today that it’s becoming more common for companies to outsource their phone and telecom bills to bill processing companies for bill payment and audit services. While it can be efficient and convenient you have just become once removed from what’s really happening with your telecom expenses. Now you must rely on reports and your BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Provider. All the CFO receives is a list of reports and the BPO is in control of all your phone bills.