Securus Technologies Clears the Road

Securus Technologies is a leading communications provider for law enforcement agencies, safety organizations, and corrections facilities. They currently serve over 3,400 clients and 1.2 million inmates all across the North American Continent. By providing a daily method of contact for incarcerated individuals and their families, Securus has changed forever the dynamic of prison habitation and communications to the outside world.


When people utilize communications services, they won’t use them again on a regular basis unless they are satisfied with them. That is why Securus works with millions of people on a regular basis as the satisfaction rate is unbelievable. All devices such as Androids, iPhones, tablets and all landline phone systems work with the Securus hookup provided.


There are several payment plans available including prepaid calling, direct billing, collect calling and inmate debit where the inmate is responsible for paying the phone charges. There is also a video calling plan which allows for the callers to see each other while talking. It is necessary to have a webcam set up at both ends of the call for this, and it is a very popular plan.


There is also Jail Voicemail, email and a special money transfer system. The users of this service are very satisfied and for a company to actively service as many users as they do is a remarkable feat.


Recently, a competitor, GTL, has birthed ridiculous and fabricated stories about how much better their service and pricing is compared to Securus. The supposed “facts” and example are so far off base that they could have come from the Wicked Witch of the West. There is no more truth in their exaggerated claims that there was in Lucky Luciano.


The tirade ended, however when Securus challenged GTL to lay out their metrics with proof side by side with Securus, with the result to be monitored by a disinterested third party. Once that was out in the open, the event was over, as GTL declined to participate.




Are Gold IRAs Like 1863 to 1934 Gold Certificates?

Imagine if there were only one type of food at the grocery store, maybe rice. Wouldn’t you get sick of it after a while? Thankfully, there are many investment-grade assets, including US Money Reserve gold.


Some may see a parallel between the old gold certificates and the modern gold IRAs. Are these similar? What is the difference?


“What Are Gold Certificates?”


The reality is that all value is based on real, tangible assets. Some don’t realize that one of the issues for the 1776 American Revolution was over freedom to control one’s own currency. Americans were using many forms of money to complete their financial transactions.


The United States Constitution states that money is gold or silver. During the Civil War, this gold and silver became scarce. Thus, gold certificate dollars were printed to provide for money during the tough times.


There are two types of gold certificates: 1. Official and 2. Private. The official gold certificate resembled a United States dollar and was issued between 1863 and 1933. The gold certificates were issues for both allocated and un-allocated gold.


Each official gold certificate allowed its bearer to receive a gold coin at the government rate of $20.67 per troy ounce. Thus, this gold certificate was supposed to resemble a gold coin. It allowed the government to increase the money supply during war time, without having to mint more gold coins.


“Self-Directed Gold IRA”


A private gold certificate means that you own gold bars in a storage facility. Therefore, in many ways it is similar to the gold IRA, which also means you own gold. The difference is that the gold IRA is meant specifically for retirement purposes.


At the new US Money Reserve website, you can visit the “IRA Program” tab to learn more. You can choose to “Transfer” or “Rollover” from an old to new Self-Directed IRA.


History has a way of repeating itself and the modern gold IRAs replicate the gold certificates, in many respects. Both use a gold foundation to give a paper asset, true value. Check out what is available at the US Money Reserve.

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How The EOS Founders Revolutionized The Lip Balm Aisle

Lip balm never was fun before EOS, despite the fact that millions of women use it as part of their beauty routine every day. Alleviating dry lips was almost a clinical process, and Chapstick and Burt’s Bees, who both manufactured very similar tubes of lip balm, had the market cornered. Upstart brand EOS lip balm decided that they would break the mold, literally, and create a new lip balm that would be fun to use.

In an exclusive Fast Company interview, EOS co-founders Sanjiv Mehra and Jonathan Teller discussed how they decided to focus on creating a design that would appeal to women, since existing lip balms were boring unisex products.

Putting a great deal of thought into the shape of their lip balm container, the founders finally chose the orb shape, which is fun to hold. They also created exciting flavors that smelled delicious, however, they discovered that it wasn’t easy to get on store shelves. Finally, a female buyer for Walgreens found the $3.00 orbs intriguing; Target and Walmart soon started stocking EOS as well.

Using the latest marketing tactics, see, EOS courted beauty bloggers and secured product placements. It wasn’t long before millennial celebrities were photographed pulling out the distinctive sphere, something that Chapstick and Burt’s Bees could not accomplish. Now that copycat versions of lip balm are showing up in the market, the EOS lip balm founders have proof that women were desperate for a new lip balm.

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Ignition Financial Lowered My Interest Rates When I Refinanced My Car With Them

Sharing a car with my mother was just too much of a hassle, so I went out and finally was able to purchase my own car. I didn’t have a credit history that was worthy of bragging about, but it was good enough to help me get a car at a 21% interest rate. I was hoping to pay no more than 20% for interest, but I took what I could get. After entire year and a half of paying on my car loan, it was my mother who told me that refinancing the car would be a good idea.


I wasn’t even certain where to go to, so the first thing I did was to talk to the lender who was financing my car to ask them if they could lower my interest rate, but that conversation didn’t go over very well. I let them know that I would refinance elsewhere, but they still didn’t budge on my percentage rate. My mother gave me the website information for Ignition Financial because she told me a friend of hers had refinanced her own car with them, and she had so many good things to say about the company.


I felt like it was going to take too much time out of my days to get the whole refinancing process completed, but I was wrong. When I visited the Ignition Financial website, there was an online application available, so I filled it out. After filling out the application, I was contacted by Ignition Financial directly, and I was encouraged to come to their offices as soon as possible. I made time to go to their offices the next week, and I wish I had gone a bit sooner because the entire meeting went smoothly and very quickly.


The professional I spoke with was so helpful, and they suggested two different lenders to me because they felt they would be in my best interest. Looking over both lenders, one offered me a rate of 17%, but the other was able to offer a 15% interest rate, so I went with the company that was offering me the lower rate. I liked the terms that I was given with the 15% interest rate, so I signed all the paperwork and accepted the refinancing terms. I really wanted to slash my payments, which is why I refinanced, but Ignition Financial made it so easy.