George W. Bush a Bit Smitten with Michelle O

In recent years, the friendship between former POTUS George W. Bush and FLOTUS Michelle Obama seems to have solidified. Although one could hardly conjure up stranger bedfellows than these two, it has become obvious that they have a great deal of affection for one another. Several people have speculated that perhaps this is because there are very few people on the planet who can possibly understand the pressures of being the president—and the unique situations imposed upon a president’s family.


Of course, when Barack Obama first entered the White House, George W. Bush was the frequent target of his complaints. Often pointing out that it was the policies of the Bush administration that caused the recession and other unpleasant circumstances, Obama quickly made it known that he was no fan of the former president. This stance, however, appears to have softened up a great deal over the years. The two families now appear to be extremely close, with the Bush twins dispensing advice to the Obama girls over the years.


It was at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture when onlookers first noticed how Bush seemed to light up when Michelle Obama embraced him. Also, a few months prior to that, a video of Bush clutching Obama’s hand during a police memorial went viral as well. Bush has said that he believes Mrs. Obama is a fan of his unique sense of humor, which he appreciates. The two have also been seated together for Nancy Reagan’s funeral and for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches. In a world that has become increasingly divided, it is heartwarming to see a beautiful example of a friendship that crosses political boundaries.


David Giertz Talks about Social Security on WSJ Wealth Adviser

David Giertz or otherwise known as Dave Giertz is a FINRA-registered broker with a vast record of accomplishment on Instagram. Currently, he serves as the president of the Nationwide Financial Distributors at Nationwide Financial. For this reason, he is widely consulted on financial matters or issues affecting the financial sector.

Veronica Dagher, a Wall Street Journal Wealth Adviser columnist, held an interview with David Giertz. The Interview mainly touched on the necessity of financial advisers like David to talk to their customers on matters about social security. A survey executed by the Nationwide Financial Retirement Institute by revealed that most advisers were not talking to their clients about social security. In fact, four out of five customers claimed that they would switch their adviser if they did not advise them on social security.

According to David, the complexity of the social security handbook was the main reason why advisers were avoiding the topic. The handbook has 2700 rules, which makes it even more complex. Financial advisers need to take the social security issue seriously since it could make up to 40% of their client’s income retirement planning process.

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About David Giertz

David Giertz is a prominent financial advisor currently working with the Nationwide Investment Services Corporation situated in Dublin, Ohio. He commands considerable professional respect in the financial world due to his vast experience spanning for more than 30 years. His illustrious career kick started at Skokie Federal Savings in Skokie Illinois. He joined Nationwide in 1999 after working for several financial companies including Financial Horizons Security Corporation and Citicorp Investment Services.

Throughout his career, David Giertz has passed four certifications or examinations, which have propelled him to be a well sought-after financial expert at The passed exams include the Municipal Securities Principal, General Securities Principal Examination, Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination and General Securities Representative Examination. As a FINRA registered broker, he has served in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Nationwide Financial Distribution and Sales at Dublin-based Nationwide Life Insurance Company.

Hugh Jackman Thanks Fans

Hugh Jackson has done a very classy thing. The actor has taken time out to public thank his fans for the 17 years he enjoyed playing Wolverine. Jackman understands the fans’ embrace of him as the perfect cinematic version of Logan/Wolverine helped him become the superstar he is today.


The final appearance of Jackman as Wolverine plays out in the box office smash Logan. Logan earned more than $85 million at the U.S. box office its first weekend in release. The worldwide gross is just under $248 million.


The Australian actor first appeared as Wolverine/Logan in the debut X-Men film in 2000. Jackman was the perfect choice to play the iconic mutant antihero. Other heroes such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman are associated with a number of different actors. Granted, there are other on-screen heroes who have been played by the same character but Jackman’s portrayal of Logan is among the most memorable thanks to the longevity.


Stunningly, Fox Studios intended on replacing Jackman with a younger actor in the box office hit X-Men: Days of Future Past. Wiser heads prevailed and Jackman played the iconic role perfectly in the highly-dramatic time travel tale. A credible argument could be made that Jackman complete stole the show in that film.


In Logan, Hugh Jackman bids a bittersweet and fond farewell to the character he made famous. A new actor is going to take over the role of Logan/Wolverine in the eventual reboot of the X-Men movies.


The new actor has some really big shoes — and claws — to fill.


Jordan Peele Dominates a New Genre

Most people only know Jordan Peele because of his last name and his hilarity. He was the co-star of the famous Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which ended in 2015 after a monstrously popular five-season run.


Peele and co-star Keegan-Michael Key were known for comedy sketches that poked fun and busted open the door of racism and race relations, building off of the groundwork laid by previous shows like Chappelle’s Show. Because of that entrance onto the media scene, it would be surprising to some to hear that Peele is now the director of a brand new horror movie that is sweeping the nation.


Get Out, Peele’s directorial debut, opened this past week to rousing success and critical acclaim. Not only is the film a great horror and suspense thriller, but it also builds on that race examination that he started on Key & Peele.


The story in Get Out follows a young black man meeting his white girlfriend’s family. It accentuates what African Americans go through in daily lives, with the backdrop of a family and neighborhood seeming “off”. The movie is well shot and often funny. It is also a darn good horror flick, with feelings of dread and scares. It is a great project in general, but especially great for the first film from a man known for a completely different genre of entertainment, both in terms of scope and content.


Peele has said he plans on directing a number more movies and that he has ideas already brewing in his head. This is good news for fans of his work, fans of a new perspective behind the camera, and fans of great horror.


The Care and Passion of Andrea McWilliams for Her Community

There are a lot of successful people in the world that have made sure that they are living a comfortable life. Amazingly enough, they are doing everything they can to bring their wealth to others so that they will be able to experience this same type of comfort in their lives even if they are faced with something that is hurting them and their lives. This could be health concerns or financial concerns. In many cases, they are not going to be able to handle their concerns all by themselves. They would need the help of someone in their community who has this type of ability to help.

One such person is Andrea McWilliams. She has been raised to care about women and people that are at a disadvantage. She is very skilled and passionate about bringing forth fundraisers so that people will be able to help with different causes. Andrea makes sure that she is always working towards a goal of making life better for people. Among the people she is working with are women that are suffering from breast cancer. For one thing, breast cancer is a major issue among women. While there are treatments that have been good about taking care of the issue, there can always be better treatments for this issue so that women do not have to worry about the side effects that come with the current treatments.

Andrea has made a lot of donations to causes. While she has donated money, she has also spoken for different organizations on causes that were meaningful to her and other women. She is not only able to present her argument but also compel others to get involved in the cause so that they can make lives better for others in ways that are meaningful for people.


Jay-Z Gets Help from Long Time Friend Desiree Perez

Tidal has over 25 million tracks available for streaming and this count is continuing to grow. It is an impressive start for a company that has been taken over by a rapper that didn’t not really know the music streaming business.


Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, has the ability to take over this business because he had the money to buy it. He did not, however, have any idea about what it would take to bring his business to fruition. He knew that he wanted to compete with other companies like Spotify and SoundCloud, but he did realize that he would have to do something different because he was offering a premium service. That is why he decided to bring Desiree Perez into the mix. She has helped him before when he needed to get Roc Nation Sports off the ground, and it appears that she is in place to help him again with taking Tidal to the next level.


The great thing about the relationship with Jay-Z and Desiree Perez is the connection that they have to the music industry. Desiree Perez, for example, has a Manhattan nightclub and she knows other musicians. She has the ability to connect with other celebrities and work deals that will allow Tidal to get exclusive content.


Jay-Z is also someone that is able to work his magic and get exclusive content as well. He is married to one of the hottest music artists in the business, and the release of the “Lemonade” album by his wife served as a great reminder to music fans that this is where the exclusive video and audio content could be found. It is these type of connections that allow Jay-Z and Desiree Perez to lure customers that may have otherwise overlooked a company like Tidal.

Jason Hope Is A Competent Internet Of Things (IoT) Enthusiast

Jason Hope is a businessman and a technology specialist from Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born and raised in Tempe. He pursued both his undergrad and master’s degrees at the well-known Arizona State University. He is also involved in a variety of philanthropic initiatives.

Jason specializes in business development, incubation of start-ups, and business strategy. He extensively studies political trends and development and their influence on business in Arizona. Throughout his career, he has extensively written about the internet of things.

Jason and his predictions of internet of things (IoT)

According to Jason, the IoT is expected to change the world in the future. These changes will be accompanied by the generation of more income in the technology industry. Additionally, IoT is expected to transform the way businesses operate by making businesses solely dependent on technology. Jason also predicted that developers would be competing to see who comes up with great ideas in IoT. This means that IoT innovations will replace active development of apps. This technology is bound to be incorporated into vehicles, solving the problems of distracted driving. Jason believes these predictions will revolutionize the businesses as well as people’s lives.

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Jason’s philanthropic activities

Jason is a staunch believer in giving back to the community. He supports research, education, and health initiatives. He occasionally donates to research activities aimed at getting cures for conditions that cause premature aging. The organization in charge of conducting these procedures is the SENS Foundation. In the last six years, Jason has been funding and supporting this organization so that it achieves its goal of developing an anti-aging treatment. He also supports local educational programs for the orphans and the youth. Jason urges students to focus on excelling in their studies. Charitable entities such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, International Family Health, and the Boys and Girls Organization have greatly benefited from his generous contributions.

Rihanna Made It To Harvard – But Did She Need To?

Recently, pop star Rihanna was honored with a Harvard Humanitarian Award for her participation in global health, education and the empowerment of women. When she finally stepped up to receive her award – after a number of student speeches outlining her many accomplishments – she quipped “So, I made it to Harvard…”


Rihanna’s tongue-in-cheek comment actually touches on a much more deeply fundamental question, however: just how important is a college degree in certain fields? Of course if you’re looking for someone to design a multimillion dollar home, you want someone with a load of degrees in architecture and engineering and if you are looking for someone to remove your colon, you want a full display wall of certificates from prestigious institutions. But how important is a college degree, really, to those wanting to record a best-selling album or win an Oscar?


There are, of course, a number of arguments in favor of a college education for everyone. Even the most successful people will need to have some understanding of how to manage their own finances – since those that don’t are most susceptible to being robbed blind by unscrupulous money mangers. The question is, however, is a college degree really necessary for that?


There are a number of celebrities that clearly think it is. Child star Brooke Shields famously took time off from her acting career to pursue a degree at Princeton and A-List celebs ranging from Adam Sandler to Alec Baldwin to Carrie Underwood all hold college degrees. On the other hand, a wide range of A-List celebs and some of the wealthiest people on the planet – including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates – didn’t seem to feel a college degree was necessary for their success. And clearly they were right. Some celebs, like Mark Wahlberg, Christina Aguilera and Simon Cowell didn’t even graduate high school.


It seems that a clear argument can be made that while success may be somewhat predicated on being well-educated, education is not always synonymous with having a college degree. While Rihanna may have finally made it to Harvard, it doesn’t seem like her lack of a degree has held her back in any way.


Is Oprah the Next TV Politican?

Many people were shocked when Donald Trump won the United States presidential election in November. To many it seemed there were no more rules.


But in a light-hearted moment in an interview on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,” Oprah Winfrey dropped hints that she was seriously considering the option of mounting her own political run.


Of remark is her observation, “I actually never thought that that was — I never considered the conversation even a possibility. I just thought, oh, oh.”


Rubenstein followed up with, “It’s clear that you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States, right?”


Winfrey followed up with, “That’s what I thought. I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh! Oh.'” She would later add, “No, that won’t be happening, but I mean, I did used to think, well gee, you had to know so much more than I thought you had to know.”


While it seems unlikely Oprah Winfrey will be targeting the Oval Office in 2020, perhaps more consideration should be given to her attitude of civic-mindedness. As a persistent face of the Forbes 400, Winfrey certainly has the resources to compete in any election she chooses. Further, Winfrey became a contributor to CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ in January. While she may not shoot for a lofty goal like President, she wouldn’t be the first celebrity to tackle becoming a Senator or Governor if her present movement towards current events and politics continues, in the mold of Fred Thompson or Al Franken. Perhaps there is more hiding in her jokes than should be taken at face value.


There’s certainly one thing true of politics in the United States today; anything can happen.


Obamas Get $60 Million For Their Upcoming Books

Former president Barack Obama and former first-lady Michelle Obama have been having a grand old time on vacation. Pictures have surfaced of the pair enjoying warm and beautiful weather. It doesn’t appear as though either one misses the rigor that was brought on by the daily presidency.


However, that doesn’t mean the two are taking it easy. Instead, the Obamas have reportedly just signed a $60 million book deal with Penguin Random House. How’s that for taking it easy?


Once Barack’s presidency reached its conclusion, everyone expected a book deal was in the works. Estimates put the value at around $30 million. According to Entertainment Weekly, for comparison’s sake, Bill Clinton received a $15 million book deal after he was president. The fact that the Obamas’ deal reached $60 million speaks to the bidding war that may have transpired between the largest publishing companies, the incredible desire for the Obamas’ works, and that multiple books should be pending.


Each Obama is already an author, with Barack releasing two books previously and Michelle one. It would seem that there are at least two more in the works with this deal, though possible topics remain unknown. Previously, Barack wrote about his early life, as well as race and the American dream. Meanwhile, Michelle has written about healthy eating and childhood obesity. Each could continue on those respective subjects or write about something completely different. They are both incredibly intelligent and thoughtful individuals. No matter what topics are covered, there will be a desire for these tomes.


Reportedly, a number of the books and proceeds will be donated to charities through Penguin Random House as well as The Obama Foundation.