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A New Vision For Financial Wellness

CEO & Founder of BrightPlan and a former executive at Cisco, is a longtime Silicon Valley innovator and business leader.

More U.S. employers are offering financial wellness programs, yet the increasing popularity of this employee benefit has raised an important question: What exactly is “financial wellness”? If you asked 10 people this question, you’d likely get 10 different answers ranging from employee financial education, retirement planning, 401(k) advice, budgeting, debt management, estate planning and emergency savings. All these are valid responses, yet they describe only part of what true financial wellness should be: holistic personal financial and wealth management.

Total Financial Wellness

This broadened definition of financial wellness requires a new approach to meet the needs of employees. This more comprehensive approach is what I call Total Financial Wellness, and it is a significant departure from the previous notions of financial wellness. Unlike piecemeal offerings of financial information and

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Definition 6 Joins The Trusted Partner Network (TPN): A Content Protection Initiative

As more and more content is created through collaborations with third-party vendors, protecting that content is more important than ever before. To ensure security at the highest level, Definition 6 has joined The Trusted Partner Network (TPN).

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200819005101/en/

TPN is the gold-standard in global content security. Definition 6 reviewed and made the necessary changes to policies, infrastructure, and security needed to obtain TPN certification. These changes ensure entertainment clients the level of security required to keep their data protected and private. This helps prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks so no movies, shows, or any other content will be seen before the intended release date.

In participating with TPN, Definition 6 has joined a select group who will undergo annual assessments to ensure that they continually meet TPN’s strict security guidelines. No matter what level of production you need—editing, sound design/mixing,

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SEC to amend accredited investor definition, widen market access


The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, one of the principal tests for determining who is eligible to participate in our private capital markets.

Historically, individual investors who do not meet specific income or net worth tests, regardless of their financial sophistication, have been denied the opportunity to invest in our multifaceted and vast private markets. The amendments update and improve the definition to more effectively identify institutional and individual investors that have the knowledge and expertise to participate in those markets.

“Today’s amendments are the product of years of effort by the Commission and its staff to consider and analyze approaches to revising the accredited investor definition,” said Chairman Jay Clayton. “For the first time, individuals will be permitted to participate in our private capital markets not only based on their income or net worth, but also based on established, clear

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Fintech competition is key to a better finance sector

As McKinsey says: “Most jobs created by technology are outside the technology-producing sector itself. We estimate that the introduction of the personal computer, for instance, has enabled the creation of 15.8 million net new jobs in the United States since 1980, even after accounting for jobs displaced.”

The technology bogeyman which caused consternation during the 2016 federal election in Queensland may have been slain by COVID-19.

One big dividend of the pandemic is that technology has shown its worth in everyday life. Electronic prescriptions, food delivery via phone applications and virtual AGMs have kept us going.

The technology bogeyman that caused consternation during the 2016 federal election in Queensland may have been slain by COVID-19.

A positive disposition to technology is one thing. The next thing is to have a plan for Australia to be competitive. The plan to be competitive in FinTech is the same plan for Australia to

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Business owners and politicians call for financial support for Melbourne’s businesses

Sacha Koffman, co-founder of startup Build Labour. Source: supplied.

Daniel Andrews’ extension of metropolitan Melbourne’s stage four lockdown, and the reopening roadmap unveiled last weekend, mean many businesses won’t be able to trade as normal until the end of November.

And that’s in a best-case scenario.

Since Sunday’s announcement, there have been more and more calls to extend the financial support available to affected businesses, including doubling the grant funding available and relaxing eligibility criteria to support those that have fallen through the cracks.

This morning, Andrews said the state government will reveal plans for additional support for affected businesses “very soon”, saying it is receiving input from business advocates.

“We’re giving business an opportunity to provide direct input to the government about the support that they need,” he said.

The announcement itself will be “very substantial”, the Premier promised.

“There is substantial business support that we’ve provided already, and

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Financial Reporting and the Definition of Advisory

For decades, accountants and bookkeepers have been urged to shift their services from focusing on compliance to prioritizing services that are advisory. Why?

The logic is simple: Compliance services are vulnerable to automation and are seen as having less value than forward-looking advice that can have a positive impact on the bottom line.

But the term “advisory” encompasses MANY different activities, from relatively simple cash flow forecasting to much more complex business restructuring (and a whole lot in between). This lack of a clear definition has been a barrier to many firm leaders who struggle to understand what exactly they are being urged to do.

This landmark guide by Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises breaks down the different modes of advisory activities and explains what each one entails on a practical level. It also includes a detailed overview of the available technology that firms can use to deliver different types

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F1’s constructor definition is “out of date”

The Austrian’s view clashes with the prevailing mood in the paddock in the wake of the Racing Point copying case, with the FIA confirming that it wants to ensure that teams fully comply with the requirement to design their own listed parts.

Tost believes that his team should be allowed to take even more advantage of its relationship with sister outfit Red Bull Racing, with the two teams sharing resources via design facility Red Bull Technology.

“The personal opinion from my side is that teams should be able to buy much more from another team,” said Austrian. “Why? Because for me this philosophy that every team must be a constructor is out of date.

“I know all the F1 purists say, ‘Ah, we must be a constructor. Every team must design everything in-house.’ The question is, and you know the engineers are saying this, but how do you finance everything?

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Trader calls shares dangerous into earnings report

It’s Nvidia’s moment of truth.

The semiconductor company is set to report earnings Wednesday afternoon. This comes after the stock has rallied more than 100% this year and, as the third-largest weighting in the SMH semiconductor ETF, its next move could impact the entire chipmaker space.

Wannabe Nvidia investors should watch out after its massive run, warns Joule Financial President Quint Tatro.  

“Nvidia is the definition of when ‘momo’ meets FOMO,” Tatro told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Tuesday, referring to its high-momentum rally and the traders piling into the stock to chase the gains.

Tatro says its fundamentals have become overextended — for example, the stock is trading at 54 times forward earnings and 19 times forward sales. The SMH ETF trades at 22 times forward earnings and six times forward sales.

“Now you don’t try to get cute and short this stock, you’ll get run over, but the reality

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SEC Modernizes Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, one of the principal tests for determining who is eligible to participate in our private capital markets.  Historically, individual investors who do not meet specific income or net worth tests, regardless of their financial sophistication, have been denied the opportunity to invest in our multifaceted and vast private markets.  The amendments update and improve the definition to more effectively identify institutional and individual investors that have the knowledge and expertise to participate in those markets. 

“Today’s amendments are the product of years of effort by the Commission and its staff to consider and analyze approaches to revising the accredited investor definition,” said Chairman Jay Clayton.  “For the first time, individuals will be permitted to participate in our private capital markets not only based on their income or net worth, but also based on established, clear measures of

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