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What Geoff Cone Wants You to Know About Foreign Trusts

Foreign trusts aren’t usually at the top of the list of things to be concerned about every day, but it’s the related taxes that are troubling to most individuals. Geoff Cone, the Principal of Cone Marshall Law Group makes these trusts his business, but more than that, he’s one of just a few tax experts in New Zealand. The Cone Marshall Law Group is the only law firm in New Zealand that deals with taxes for estates and trusts.

One of the most common misconceptions is that New Zealand is a tax haven. However, this isn’t true. In fact, New Zealand is one of the few countries outside of the United States that is not a tax haven, and they have some of the tightest regulations on taxes. It’s all about accountability in New Zealand, and the laws state that the trustees must be accountable to record all of the pertinent details regarding these trusts. This is why they are considered leaders when it comes to laws and regulations regarding trusts.

The laws as Cone explains it enforce strict rules on ensuring that all transactions recorded are kept in the country of New Zealand, and they must all be recorded in English for transparency. Trusts that relate to business must keep strict records and note everything that takes place through the accounting system.

Geoff Cone, one of the Principals at Cone Marshall, is a well-respected international tax and trust attorney. Cone has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, and has set the standard for wealth planning as well as handling the estates and trust of high net worth individuals. The countries Cone represents most frequently are Spain, Italy, and Latin America. This is why the emphasis is on foreign trusts.

Cone and his wife have a home in Uruguay, and they enjoy the landscape as it is similar to that of New Zealand. Having a home away from home gives them a welcome respite when Cone isn’t practicing law. Cone founded this practice in the year 2000 in Auckland, and he is still located there today along with his partners.

Three Georgetown Undergraduates Transform a Startup Into a $95 Million Venture


Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman never knew that they would one day be millionaires eight years after graduating from college. With no much expectation except for a few bucks to help sustain themselves, the three undergraduates started Sweetgreen. The company is one of the most popular food chain companies in the United States.

Nicolas, Nathaniel and Jonathan started Sweetgreen in a single shop in Georgetown nine years ago. They managed to put up a store after getting funds from over 40 relatives and friends. The company now has 31 outlets nationwide with about $95 million assets.

The brilliant young men held a round-table discussion while in college. They contemplated what life would be after graduating. They decided to hatch a master plan that would see them survive the hustles and bustles associated with job hunting. Both of them came from business families. With the entrepreneurship background, they already knew what they wanted to do, which was to start a business.

During an interview, Nathaniel Ru acknowledged that they made it to the top as young entrepreneurs because of hard work and determination. They understood the challenges that come with a new business, but they fearlessly gave it a shot. Today, he alongside his colleagues can smile as they admire the fruits of their labor and courage.

About Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel is a co-founder of Sweetgreen, a fast casual restaurant chain that operates in over 31 locations across the country. The company currently has 40 stores and is planning to establish others in Chicago and Northern California. The company currently has more 1,700 employees. Nathaniel is a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship. He lives in New York City where he runs his daily activities. Nathaniel believes that people can achieve something bigger in life if they have the confidence to try new things. He encourages young entrepreneurs not to cave in to backward thinking associated with the college environment.

Nathaniel says that it is important for people to face their fears and dream about something bigger than them. Nathaniel’s consciousness about corporate responsibility has always driven him to make a positive impact on the lives of the unfortunate. Through the company, he has come up with initiatives meant to encourage philanthropy. He is also an active campaigner for lifestyle change and technology. Young and at the prime of his career, Nathaniel Ru is a source of inspiration to many people, especially young adults who want to invest.

DeVos Interview Helps Reveal A Soft Image Of Politicians

Politicians are always blamed for their lack of interest in understanding challenges faced by an average American. As such, most politicians are portrayed as power-hungry individuals who don’t want to work on the grassroots level of the society. Therefore, a recent article published on the website of a prominent philanthropy foundation is interesting in the sense that it offers readers a glimpse into the “soft” side of politicians.


When interviewed, Betsy DeVos, wife of the Republican politician, Dick DeVos, revealed how she and her husband started a successful nationwide campaign to allow children of low-income families to select the college of their choice. Interestingly, both Betsy and Dick realized that they wanted to give an opportunity to low-income parents by providing their children tax credits and education vouchers so that children can go to better educational institutions. Accordingly, Betsy revealed that she and her husband have committed themselves to educational-choice movement because they think that other families should also have a choice to send kids to the school of their choice. As a result of the initiative, thousands of children of low-income parents are able to get funding for their school of choice, just like the children of DeVos.


Dick DeVos


It is interesting to note that Betsy DeVos works closely with her husband, Dick DeVos. The successful relationship has allowed Betsy to support her husband initiate numerous successful ventures in business. Actually, Dick DeVos is a businessmen and politician by profession. His interest for sports and philanthropy is inherited from his father Richard M. DeVos, Sr. who is a well-known fatherly figure to thousands of Americans. Walking on the footsteps of his family, Dick DeVos initially helped his family by running successful operations at Amway and Amway International. During his tenure as a President, Amway extended its operations around the world and continued to report profitable years.




Dick DeVos is also engaged in numerous philanthropic activities, particularly education. For instance, the Education Freedom Fund, awarded nearly 4000 scholarships for underprivileged families in Michigan. Likewise, nearly 50,000 children are getting funds for education through initiatives supported by DeVos in Florida. He is also involved with West Michigan Aviation Academy – the school that focuses on Aviation activities integrated into educational curriculum. Actually, Dick DeVos has also offered Millions of dollars to revitalization and development of the Grand Rapids area. His book, “Rediscovering American Values” is translated in seven different languages.


InnovaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans is a U.S-based health insurance program under Part C of Medicare. The program provides managed health care based on monthly capitated fee. It serves as an alternative to the Original Medicare Parts A and B. Both Parts A and B cover similar medical services and requires a beneficiary to pay an extra fee for services (FFS). However, before beneficiaries can enroll in Part C Medicare, they must first sign up for Parts A and B.

Medicare Part A pays for skilled nursing services and in-patient hospital. Conversely, Medicare Part B covers for surgeons and physicians services and skilled nursing facilities. Also, medically necessary outpatient services such as X-rays, ER, laboratory, and preventive medical facilities falls under Medicare Part B.

If you are eligible for Medicare, you can automatically enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan sponsored by your union or employer. As such, you can stick to the current Medicare plan on, switch to Original Medicare or enroll in a different program. However, be aware that your union or employer may terminate or reduce your health benefit as a result of switching to the Original Medicare or enrolling in a different program.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a world-class leader in the provision of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, and physician practice services. They are committed to providing sustainable and affordable healthcare that integrates today’s most advanced technology. The company operates two Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico. They include PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. Over 200,000 people have subscribed to the InnovaCare Health Medicare Advantage plans. In partnership with the Government of Puerto Rico, InnovaCare manages two Medicaid plans that offer broad coverage benefits through a coordinated care model. Through Medicare Advantage plans and Medicaid, InnovaCare redefines healthcare management by finding solutions to complex challenges facing the healthcare environment.

InnovaCare’s leadership

Dr. Rick Shinto serves as the President and CEO of InnovaCare, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in operational healthcare and clinical management. Before joining InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto served as the COO and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company. Dr. Shinto began as an internist before switching to a pulmonologist in Southern California. He holds a medical degree from the State University, New York, B.S from the University of California and an M.B.A from Redlands University.

Dr. Shinto works alongside Penelope Kokkinides who serves as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare in June 2015. She served as the COO of InnovaCare before her way up as the Chief Administration Officer. Like Dr. Shinto, Penelope has over 20 years of experience specializing in Medicare and Medicaid.

Making a difference

Dubai Autism Awareness Month begins on April second, for all the well-wishers who want to be part of it, for only Dh50 per head, you and your friends could be a part of it. The fun-filled Autism Rocks Festival will be graced by American rappers Tyga and Flo Rida. Live performance, dancing and several competitions will all be available. Donations for such special needs people will also be welcomed.

Autism Rocks festivals aim at changing how people deal and perceive those individuals with autism. From Usha’s interview with Xpress, she says that the need to make a difference came as a result of personal commitment. They are blessed with a son who has autism and they wanted to influence the lives of those with the same condition.

While there is widespread support for all special need people, they felt that greater exposer should be given to such children. More research should be implemented to those affected so that solutions can be acquired. The idea of Autism Rocks was to invoke change from the respective authorities.

Being a charity and live concert, Autism Rocks was started in 2014 and has so far raised in excess of six hundred thousand euros. The concert has been privileged to host several high profile musicians like Prince, Drake, Michael Bublè and Lenny Kravitz in both London and Dubai. This year, they wanted musicians who had a greater appeal on youths so as to spread the message hence went for Tyga and Flo Rida. The official DJs for the concert were BFG and Fever.

The event was held in partnership with one hundred and seventeen live which is a subsidiary of Al Ahli Holding. Family events at the concert included crazy golf, bouncy castle, rodeo bull, inflatable rides, petting zoo, laser tag and horse rides.

Sanjay Shah Denmark is the co-founder and the CEO of Solo Capital. This is an international boutique financial service company. Its headquarters is located in London England and focuses on consulting, proprietary trading and professional sports investment. As of last year, the company had a net worth of fifteen million and a cash flow of thirty million.

Sanjay Shah is a successful businessman and has diversed into several other organisations. He owns the British Virgin Islands in Dubai and the Cayman Islands. He studied medicine while in college but later realised that it was not his desired field.

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From Coffee to Conquering, OrganoGold

A single cup of coffee has altered the eb and flow of more than a fair share of peoples’ work days; however, upon true analysis: a single cup of good coffee has laid the groundwork and foundation for those same men and women’s good work week. Waking up to a great cup of coffee, by extension, should be able to craft from dust the inner workings of motivation and general well being for a full week and weekend.

It is well known that coffee changes a lot of things in the world, but for Bernardo Chua, a successful businessman, a cup of extraordinary coffee changed the entire world. In fact, that single cup of extraordinary coffee continues to change and improve the quality and dynamic of life for innumerable people across the globe.

As the story is told, that one aforementioned cup of coffee gave birth to the vision of OrganoGold, the network marketing company that has taken over its entire industry along with setting and holding world records in terms of sales regarding their special ingredient. The very same ingredient that sets OrganoGold’s products and the functionality as a whole of their business from the rest of the competition.

OrganoGold infuses each and every single one of their numerous products with the ancient medicinal Chinese herb known as Ganoderma. This mysterious herb has always been known by China to balance the mind and body through positively effecting overall health and happiness. As is the case with most eastern medicine, many fail to recognize and appreciate the effects and nature of Ganoderma; however, OrganoGold proves daily that their products conquer the competition.

Through allowing their products to prove themselves to consumers, OrganoGold receives acclaim across the planet, along with curiosities and interest from people who believe in the cause and want to become a part of the company.

The company welcomes these marketers with open arms and countless benefits. These marketers are the very same that make up the OrganoGold family.  The best place for up to date news is through Bernardo’s social media.  Whether you follow Mr. Chua on Twitter, or his official Facebook page.

Getting Gym Ready with Fabletics

The gym is a place of solitude for many, not only do people go there to get healthier; they go to decompress after a long day at work or simply to sweat out the calories from a fun night prior. Part of the ritual is also picking out clothing that will not only be comfortable, but functional. No one wants to run and lift weights in a too tight, itchy shirt or pair of pants. And, although many may not admit it, they do not want to look frumpy. Kate Hudson’s new brand Fabletics now has you covered, literally.

It started out as an online membership site that would send outfits to your door monthly on Pinterest, and it still does. But within the next few years, Hudson is going to expand the brand into multiple stores so that consumers are able to try on the items before committing to buy. This is a fantastic option for those who are unsure of sizing, and as Racked reports, should cut down on any consumer complaints. Adam Goldenberg, the co-founder and co-CEO of Fabletics, is setting out to keep customer satisfaction a top priority, and ensure that patrons are fully aware of what they are signing up for when they start a subscription with Fabletics at

Fabletics is definitely a brand worth looking into when shopping for athletic apparel, as it rivals the quality of Nike or Lululemon, but is at a much more reasonable price point. Consumers are able to skip months that they do not wish to purchase anything, and can cancel their subscription at any time. Fabletics is a simple process and worth the twenty-five dollar introductory price for two or three pieces. It can sometimes be a painful and irritating process attempting to find workout clothing that, well, works, so give Fabletics a try. You won’t be sorry.

The Many Uses of Shea Butter

Many people don’t even realize how many products contain Shea butter as a base. More and more companies are using more organic and natural ingredients in their products as consumers are becoming more and more interested in using natural products. Shea butter can be used as a base for soaps, lotions, lip balms, and even foods.

There are many uses for Shea butter and it is an important item to have around the house. You may not know this, but Shea butter can be used on minor burns and sunburns to relieve the heat. It can also be used on wrinkles and stretch marks. Most people just think of Shea butter as something to help with dry skin. It does help relieve dry, cracked skin and is very beneficial for that, but there are so many other uses. The vitamins E and A in the Shea butter help to minimize scars and helps with skin regenerations along with keeping the skin moist all day.

EuGenia Shea is a company that believes that Shea butter can benefit everyone. The company is named after Eugenia Akuete, who was born to a Ghanaian midwife. By the year 2000, EuGenia used this wonderful midwife’s best kept secret and starting making raw, unrefined Shea butter. The business has grown to what it is today with the help of hundreds of sustainably paid farmers, many of whom are mothers themselves.

When using EuGenia Shea you feel confident that not only are you getting a pure product, but also you are buying from a family-owned business that cares.

Doe Deere And Lime Crime Makeup Enjoying 6-Year Ride To The Top

When you think about it, six years isn’t really a long time for a company to establish itself. By then, some companies have already shuttered their doors, unable to tap into the area they were aiming for. Doe Deere admits that running a major, independent company is not for the faint of heart, but if you stick it out, great things can happen.

Pretty things can happen, too, especially for a company that creates gorgeous makeup in bold, bright colors. Doe Deere is the founder and CEO of Lime Crime makeup, a brand that has quickly attracted makeup addicts around the world, changing the way that color conforms to society.

Doe Deere with all her beautiful lavender hair sat down with to chat about her her company, social media success and recent recognition, named to the Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs by Self-Made magazine.

As a little girl born in Russia, Doe Deere loved playing with bright colors, believing in unicorns and other fantastical things and being a creative child. When her family moved to New York City, Doe Deere brought all those wonderful things with her and began to establish Lime Crime makeup. Doe Deere found that open niche to slowly build a cosmetics empire made of vivid, happy color palettes that go way beyond the rainbow.

Young girls and men, too, flocked to Lime Crime, excited to put on her Grunge Palette eye shadows in bruised peach and rusty red colors, along with her famous liquid-to-matte lipsticks in colors like Green, Blue, Cement, Squash and Raven.

Doe Deere had created a new world of beauty and one that didn’t have to conform to society’s boring beige palettes. There was no other makeup brand like hers, and Lime Crime exploded on social media. Today, Lime Crime has become the darling of Instagram with more than 2.2 million followers. Fans love sending their Lime Crime makeup selfies via hashtag ‘#LimeCrime’ across social media.

Doe Deere loves interacting with her large fan base, happy that her customers can share their favorite makeup looks together.

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Ukraine Can Be Aided by George Soros

The financial crisis that is going on in Ukraine has been a major news story for quite a while now. Things seem to be getting worse for the country as time goes by. This has not escaped the notice of billionaire George Soros. He has been following the plight of Ukraine for many years because he has had a significant amount of money invested in this country. He was obviously horrified when he heard that Russian tanks had begun to roll into Ukraine in a military action that was condemned around the world. Soros has said that the economic situation in Ukraine has reached a very dangerous point. The country needs help from other nations if it is going to survive. Soros has taken it upon himself to design a plan that will allow Ukraine to get the financial aid it needs to maintain economic stability.

Russia was punished for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by having devastating sanctions imposed against it. Trade for the country has become much more difficult as a result of the sanctions. It has also become impossible for some of the most powerful Russian people to gain access to their holdings in foreign countries. There can be no question that the sanctions have had their desired effect on the Russian economy. However, an unintended consequence of the sanctions imposed against Russia has been the serious economic troubles that Ukraine is experiencing. Soros believes that the situation is so dire that immediate help is needed. Otherwise, basic services may start to collapse and a mass panic might spread throughout the country.

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George Soros | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

The plan that Soros proposed would require countries from around the world to entice some of their most successful companies to open up offices in Ukraine. Obviously, the companies would need to be given financial incentives in order to convince them to take this sort of risk. George Soros believes that an influx of big companies opening up their doors in Ukraine could give the country’s economy the boost that it needs to avert economic disaster.

Another concern for Soros has been the gas company known as Naftogaz. It is completely owned and operated by the Ukrainian government. It also provides all of the gas to the entire country without a single competitor. Soros sees this as a major stumbling block on Ukraine’s road to getting its economy back in shape. He believes that the way the company sets its gas rates is unfair and that having competition would be healthy. It would give people more gas for their money. According to Soros, having a company with a monopoly on such an important resource that everyone needs to survive is never a good thing.

Soros also wants to help many of the citizens in Ukraine who are having severe financial difficulties. He things that one of the best ways to do this is to give discounts on gas to people who are under a certain income level. He believes that immediate action must be taken on these issues.

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