Cheat Sheet Q & A:
Topic: You can’t keep your insurance plan if you like it:
I was asked by a gentleman who wanted to highlight what he characterized as “one of the many lies” associated with ACA. It’s the issue of being forced off of an insurance policy that you want to keep due to ACA.
He shared this story from CBS and asked that I share it. While the story highlights some that I’ve covered for years (that new standards will cause many policies to be changed or eliminated to meet the mandates), it’s effective in illustrating the real world issues associated with people being forced off of insurance policies they liked and could afford. Click this link for the story:
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What countries are the smartest? IQ by country:
Bottom Line: I have two questions for you. What do you think the collective average IQ is of the
The average IQ in the
So in reality the average person isn’t especially intelligent anywhere in the world.
Should you be able to invest in athletes? - It's about to happen:
Bottom Line: Arian Foster is a 27 year old pro bowl caliber running back for the Houston Texans. He also is about to be a pioneer.
It’s not uncommon to hear some sports fans say that they wish they could buy stock in the future of some up and coming athletes for their favorite teams. That’s about to be literally possible. Arian Foster has agreed to “be brought public” by Fantex Holdings. The terms are as follows:
Arian will earn $10 million up front from investors with the balance going to Fantex. If this goes well, and there is reason to believe there will be enough investors to make this successful from Arian’s point of view, the possibilities for you being able to invest in a share of people (be they athletes or anyone) could be possible. To say the least this would be a super high risk investment. Btw, in terms of analytics… Arian would have to earn more than $50 million before you’d be in the money. That’s a lot for a 27 year old running back in the NFL (a 27 year old running back isn’t young). I’d sit this one out.
Unbelievable cost savings & opportunity where it didn't exist - 3D printing:
Bottom Line: Prosthetic limbs for children are almost non-existent. For young people there is a limited amount of time prosthetics are useable for children due to the growth rendering them useless. For that reason insurance plans don’t cover them. With the average cost of prosthetic procedures between $25,000 – $50,000 – it’s something that only the wealthy will generally do. That’s about to change.
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Wishbone - the 2013 scholarship opportunity:
Bottom Line: Thus far crowd funding has been centered on the entrepreneur. There are a myriad of sites where you can post ideas and business plans and attempt to convince people to fund your ideas. Wishbone is different.
Wishbone is a crowd funding site for those who want to raise money for their education. Rather than a business plan, would be students post their resume and desire to Wishbone and attempt to attract funders. This is a great idea for anyone attempting to raise funds for college. Additionally this may be about to revolutionize the way in which certain scholarships are structured and awarded. Scholarship opportunities may begin to be posted to Wishbone allowing potential recipients to see what opportunities may be available and see what is needed to be eligible.
Bitcoin ATMs coming to
Bottom Line: Bitcoins are about to go from quasi digital currency to quasi physical currency. Bitcoin is about to open 5 ATM’s in
Best device to get your parents started with technology and stay connected:
Bottom Line: If you have parents or loved ones who aren’t up on current technology but want to learn and be able to communicate with friends and family using Skype, Facetime, email, Social media, etc. what’s the best device to get them started on?
This was a question that was posed to the tech experts at Engadget. Their answer, an iPad 2. It has a balance new technology options with a quick learning curve. The bonus is the price. Its three generations old now so you’ll pay about half of what you would for the most recent model.
Eight states join together to create electric car infrastructure. Should
Bottom Line: Right now only about 45,000 electric cars per year are being sold in the