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George Soros and the Economy

Overview

George Soros has a track record of success when it comes to predicting future economic events. Over the long term, few people have as much success in predicting economic events as George Soros. In a recent article for Bloomberg, George Soros says that he is expecting to see a fall in the markets. In his opinion, the market conditions are much like that of 2008. There are many different reasons why he is bearish on the overall world economy. This is important information for anyone who wants to look at their future investments based off of these decisions. Here are some of the most common reasons that George Soros is somewhat bearish on the world markets.

Jobs

Although there have been a lot of jobs created since 2008, many of the jobs being created are lower paying jobs. Over the long term, it is important for people to have organic wage growth through a variety of different means. There are many people who have graduated from college that are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. This can have a lot of negative effects on an economy over the long term. It will be interesting to see if the job market rebounds or if the jobs that continue to be created are those that are low paying. Anyone who is looking to make an impact in this area needs to make sure they are getting higher paying jobs.

Interest Rates

A low interest rate environment is designed to spur investments in many different areas of the economy. Although low interest rates are good for borrowing money, it is not good for people who are savers. It is difficult to save enough money to get by if you are not getting a high interest rate. There are many people who expect that the economy will not be as strong once the interest rates rebound. George Soros believes that this is one of the biggest areas of potential weakness in the overall economy. When interest rates do go up again, there are many people who believe there will be issues with how many people react. There are certain industries that are much more sensitive to interest rates than others. These include things like banking and housing. When interest rates go up quickly, these industries tend to suffer.

George Soros

George Soros has one of the most extensive careers of anyone who is in finance. There are few people who can stack up to his career success in different areas. Over the long term, there are many people who have looked up to what he has to say when it comes to the economy. There are many reasons outlined here that George Soros feels like the current economy is not one that respects savers and investors. With the interest rates in the economy about to go up again, there are many people who agree with George Soros that there will be growing pains here.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/

FreedomPop Has Great Cell Phone Service And Coverage

Many people have problems with their current cell phone service provider and are anxious to make a change. The problem is that many don’t know what to look forward to if they do switch phone companies, and a lot of this information can be found in a recent article on Lifehacker.com. Not only is there a list of different perks and reimbursements that phone companies are giving to those who make the switch but the article also talks about how easy it is to switch phone companies, and keeping the same phone number is also possible. Those who are making a switch should also consider FreedomPop, which is on the Sprint network.

There are many cell phone companies that promise they have widespread coverage, but if a person goes out into the sticks, the boonies, the swamps, or somewhere where there aren’t a lot of people populating it, then they may find how useless their cell phone is. The person may go to make a simple phone call and their cell phone as no service. When a cell phone has no service, then don’t expect to be able to make a phone call, go on the Internet, or even send a text message.

Cell phone service that’s sketchy or nonexistent is bad, and it’s best to deal with a company that not only has great call quality but reliable service too. It’s unimaginable that a person won’t have access to their cell phone to make phone calls when they really need it, and it’s not because their phone is gone or lost, but it’s because the cell phone service is gone. Anyone having problems with their current cell phone carrier may need to make the switch, and it’s a great idea to switch over to FreedomPop. A person can bring their cell phone to FreedomPop if it’s compatible, or they can buy a cell phone directly from the company.

FreedomPop is working with Sprint in order to bring great call quality to those who are in need a cell phone service. Not only does the cell phone service work in many areas around the USA but the call quality is excellent. FreedomPop has several cell phone service plans, and they range from free of charge to $20 per month for an unlimited plan. FreedomPop should always be the first choice when picking a great cell phone service provider.

Dick DeVos Continues Charitable Giving To The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center for the Arts has been a major source of education and support for many years, but still relies upon the charitable donations of supporters  and philanthropists like the DeVos family for its running and expansion plans. A large expansion plan has been in the works since 2013 when a major plan was developed for developing a new riverfront pavilion that will be linked to the center by a brand new walkway. The plan initially called for a $125 million fund to be created from donations to pay for the expansion plan; the success of the fund has seen $135 million donated by supporters and the plan to be expanded to higher levels. Read more about the plans for the Center here: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2015/09/whos-giving-the-kennedy-center-millions.html

One of those who has continued to support the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy. Along with his wife, Dick has developed a series of foundations and charitable giving opportunities based upon the need to assist the arts and other areas of life that are popular with people in all walks of life. The latest donation to the Kennedy Center has seen the DeVos family provide $1 million to the new fund, which is the latest in a series of donations made to the center through their self-named family foundation.

DeVos has been a major backer of many philanthropic endeavors that are funded by the profits made by AmWay under his leadership. The arts are not the only area of the charitable work of the DeVos family that has also included a major investment made in the health of young people and adults. DeVos also gives to many religious foundations as he is a man of faith. Though he is a businessman by trade, his primary focus in his philanthropy is giving to educational purposes. He has even founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy for high school students that want to learn about aviation, but don’t have the funds to do so themselves.

Dick DeVos was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has made sure the people of this area benefit from the success of the AmWay group he provided the company with before he left to pursue his own business. He consistently gives speeches to educate local business owners about successful tactics to employ and uses his personal social media to encourage members of his local community in their business endeavors and personal efforts. He is also quick to give credit where it is due and is publicly grateful in a humble manner about all he has accomplished and been given.

I am incredibly grateful to my parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within our family. We are happy to be a part of this great community!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, January 4, 2016

The Orlando Magic NBA franchise owner has made sure a number of charter schools and educational programs are in place within Michigan to assist those within the region in making the most of their future. Watch the video below to see some of the grateful people whose lives he has affected with his generosity.