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Why More People are Seeking Tangible Investments

Why More People are Seeking Tangible Investments

Most people realize that they need to invest some of their money so that they have something saved for the future and to pass down to the next generation. Yet with so many investment options available, it can be a daunting task trying to determine where to put your money. Today, many people are turning to tangible investments and for good reasons. The more people learn about the benefits of having a portion of their investment dollars in tangible assets, the more it makes sense to take advantage of the option.

“There is no shortage of ways that you can invest your money, but not all of them will put your investment in the power of your own hands,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “We help people every day to invest in tangible assets and we hear the stories of how they love the option and how it brings them comfort.”

Tips for Success this National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Tips for Success this National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Held on the last Wednesday each September, the day serves as important reminder for women everywhere and of all ages to make their health and fitness a priority. Not only are they often setting the example for children on how to live a healthy life, but it is common for them to put taking care of everyone else ahead of their own needs. Now is the time that every woman should make health and fitness priority number one.

EOD Warriors Hold 2017 EOD Undefeated Long Distance Bicycle Ride to Benefit Bomb Disposal Techs

EOD Warriors Hold 2017 EOD Undefeated Long Distance Bicycle Ride to Benefit Bomb Disposal Techs

Cycling enthusiasts can choose a ride to raise money for the mission of helping EOD Warriors

On Saturday October 7, 2017 the annual EOD Undefeated Bike Ride will kick off at locations around the country, benefitting the EOD Warrior Foundation. The annual fundraiser will offer various ride distances, some spanning two days and over 150 miles, giving cyclists various rides to choose from, while supporting a great cause. Ride participants include wounded EOD warriors, active duty military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, veterans and civilians.  All funds raised from the event go to support the EOD Warrior Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for the EOD family by providing financial relief, scholarship opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support.

Shocking Military Suicide Rates and Identifying the Signs

Shocking Military Suicide Rates and Identifying the Signs

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes it an important time to move the conversation about suicide forward. While suicide is a national problem, it is one that also affects smaller communities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community.  These brave men and women have suffered losses not only on the battlefield, but from suicide in recent years.  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, each day there are around 20 veterans who commit suicide. What’s more, they report that veterans’ suicides account for 18% of the suicide deaths in the country, while they only make up 8.5% of the adult population.

Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

Anyone, at any age, can fall victim to a scam. However, con artists most often set their sights on older adults. Seniors in the U.S. are swindled out of an estimated $37 billion per year, according to a report by True Link Financial, mainly through financial exploitation, criminal fraud and caregiver abuse. In an effort to call attention to fraud that particularly targets older adults, Alcatraz East Crime Museum has collaborated with AARP Foundation on a temporary exhibit to help seniors recognize, refuse and report scams.

“We all want to protect our aging parents and loved ones,” said Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer for Alcatraz East. “The more people understand how victims are targeted, the more we can do to protect ourselves from these crimes.”

7 Reasons Why Grandparents are Turning to Diamond Investments

7 Reasons Why Grandparents are Turning to Diamond Investments

Grandparents Day is September 10, making it a great time to consider what they are investing in today and why. Many grandparents are taking on a role of caring for their grandchildren. For those who have grandchildren they are helping to care for, and for those who desire to leave their grandchildren something of everlasting value, millions of them make investments with the future generation in mind.

“When people invest their money for the future, they want to ensure they leave behind something of everlasting emotional and financial value for the next generation,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “We’ve had many grandparents who are turning to diamond investing, both for themselves and to help secure the future of their grandchildren.”

Alcatraz East Sets Record Straight Regarding O.J. Bronco Debut on Pawn Stars

Alcatraz East Sets Record Straight Regarding O.J. Bronco Debut on Pawn Stars

Recent news headlines have stirred rumors of O.J. Simpson’s famous white Bronco being sold on an episode of the show Pawn Stars. While the rumors swirl, the Bronco remains on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. So what was the show outcome? It was not sold! The commercials leading up to the TV show episode on the Bronco created a buzz about it being sold.  While the show aired on August 14, 2017, it was taped last summer, prior to the museum's grand opening in December 2016.

“We are getting numerous calls and inquiries about the sale of the infamous white Bronco, but they are all just incorrect rumors,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer. “We’ve had the Bronco on display since opening, and we plan to have it on display for at least a few more years, if not longer. The museum is where it belongs.”