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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.”

5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

There’s a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that students who are physically active tend to have better grades, that higher physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance, and that those who participate in physical activities have fewer disciplinary problems. Add to that the fact that they will be laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and creating great habits, and it’s a great deal all around. Yet many teens and their parents have questions about fitness that may be holding them back.

The #1 Unique Investment Your Financial Planner Hasn’t Told You About

The #1 Unique Investment Your Financial Planner Hasn’t Told You About

According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, there are nearly 78,000 certified financial planners in the country. Many people seek out the assistance of a financial planner because they want a professional opinion about where to invest their money, how to secure their financial future, or to leave something of lasting value for future generations. There is one unique investment that many financial planners are just beginning to catch onto – diamond investing.

“If your financial planner hasn’t told you about diamond investing yet, they should,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “Diamond investing is a unique opportunity and many financial planners are now exploring it as an option for their clients.”