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WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? HOW THE DOJ’S “OPERATION CHOKE POINT” HINDERS YOUR BUSINESS & BANKING NEEDS By Angelina Spencer, President Empowerment Enterprises, Ltd.

(Washington DC)--A Wisconsin gun shop owner opens an account at his local credit union in Madison, Wis., only to close it one week later, due to what he claims is government overreach with “Operation Choke Point”. Mike Schuetz, owner of Hawkins Guns LLC in Hawkins, Wis., asked the branch manager to explain why he had to close his account. She answered that the credit union was pressured by federal regulators.  Scheutz recorded the exchange, growing convinced he is another victim of Operation ... Read more

This is the Story of MVP STRONG by Angelina Spencer

  A few years ago, there was a rainstorm on my way to the 5th Ave. Coffee Company in Naples, FL—just enough of a downpour to make the final mile of my journey mildly irritating. As I pulled into a premium parking space, the weather cleared, offering a hint of cool October breezes mixed with wisps of warm sun rays. I met Roger and Lamar, and the three of us sat down for early morning coffee as we’ve done nearly every weekday ... Read more

The Frugal Habits of Millionares – Financial Advice

Thomas J Cooper, CFP is practicing Certified Financial Planner, helping individuals and business with financial strategies, so they may pursue their dreams. The word "millionaire" typically conjures up images of a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle, but behind the scenes, that may not always be the case. Like Warren Buffett, who famously still lives in the relatively modest house in Omaha, Nebraska, that he bought in 1958 for $31,500, many millionaires (and billionaires) live a modest, if not downright frugal lifestyle--a lifestyle that may ... Read more

6 Steps to Smash Hit Your CSR Strategy

By Bill Madway Incorporating A CSR Strategy Pop quiz: What company operates the most successful charity checkout program? McDonald's? Walmart? Well, they're near the top, but the number one spot goes to a company you've all heard of , though it has no bricks-and-mortar locations... eBay. Through its Giving Works program, eBay generated $54 million in donations from customers in 2012. (The rankings are from a report prepared by Cause Marketing Forum.) Giving Works enables eBay buyers and sellers to donate a portion of their ... Read more