The emergence of financial technology companies, or commonly referred to as FinTech, has taken the financial industry by the storm. FinTech utilizes technology and innovations to improve financial activities up to the point where traditional financial services will walk the way of the dinosaurs. GreenSky Credit was established in 2006 and has become one of the largest FinTech companies in the United States. Co-founder and CEO David Zalik has turned his tech-based lending firm into a multi-billion dollar company. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GreenSky Credit offers its services to help fund a wide variety of home improvement projects and healthcare related issues that are not covered by the customer’s insurance. GreenSky Credit has provided reliable payment solutions to over a million consumers and had funded well over 12 billion loans since its inception.
CEO David Zalik has worked in the banking industry for years. His savvy idea for GreenSky Credit was brought into existence after the realization that home remodeling contractors were the key to one of the nation’s most lucrative markets, homeowners. Mr. Zalik, a high school dropout turned self-made billionaire, remarkably started his company in his own basement. The company’s straightforward mobile app and its overall services had become a go-to for many contractors across the nation. GreenSky soon shot up in the ranks as one of America’s most valuable FinTech operations.
The company has partnered with 14 large financial institutions including Regions, Fifth Third and SunTrust. The entire operation works by transferring a chunk of the risk and work to affiliated parties, all the while profiting from both sides involved in the deal. Basically, every time a home improvement contractor successfully markets a loan to a homeowner, GreenSky will receive roughly 6 percent of that loan amount. The company is recognized for its ability to service customers who desire smaller amounts than what atraditional bank would typically lend. David Zalik believes that his scalable business will continue to increase its loan volume by the end of the year.
Charity in America is on the rise. There is a pattern of corporate America to reinvest in the communities that made their company’s success. One of the pioneers of such a trend is stream energy. Stream energy believes that it is a just good business to help those who of health debt. The company has created an entire division dedicated to providing charitable donations to those in the charitable branch of stream energy is called stream cares. This branch has done a lot to relieve the suffering of their fellow man. Stream energy has often been on the forefronts of such efforts. For instance, stream energy was quick to respond to the victims after hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey hit Dallas Texas with such force that it took the nation by surprise. Millions of people were suddenly wading through feet of water and struggling. The rising water didn’t mean inconvenience, immense the destruction of millions of dollars of infrastructure as well as personal property. As the city quickly became a giant lake many people found that simply surviving through the event was getting more difficult. Meeting one’s basic needs in such event is incredibly difficult and there are long-term effects to this destruction. After the flood waters received many businesses have to close their doors. These businesses sometimes are only close temporarily for repair but often can close up for good. This fits millions of people a lot of work and makes the process of recovering incredibly more difficult.
Stream cares quickly jumped into the arena to provide relief for victims of the hurricane. This is not, their only effort to help those in need. Stream energy has dedicated itself it’s time to helping children in need. Stream cares has begun a project that aids homeless children with the various needs as well as gives them the opportunity to go to a local water park. For many homeless children, this is the first and potentially only time not forget such a treat. By creating this once-in-a-lifetime event for these children they believe that it will give them at least a day that they don’t have to worry. Instead, these children can focus on just being children for that day.
Even though the stock market has been following bullish trends for several years, Sahm Adrangi and his team at Kerrisdale Capital believe that fundamental investing is still a good way to go with proper research and analysis. Sahm Adrangi states that they have not had a lot of difficulties while picking good stocks for long-term investing while also shorting stocksthat he sees as headed towards a downward trend. Despite some rather mechanical approaches that many investors have been following as of late, Kerrisdale is still sticking with the methods that have worked for them in the past.
Currently, Kerrisdale and Sahm Adrangi have shown an interest in shorting the stocks of the pharmaceutical research company Proteostasis. The Phase 2 data for one of their drugs that are still in the research and testing phases does not appear to be everything that the company is promising according to the investment firm. This is why they have chosen to take a short position on the stock as they believe that the4 gains that the company has experienced lately will surely reverse themselves quickly once the truth of the drug comes out to the public.
Additionally, the company has presented research and evidence that indicates that the land development company St. Joe’s is not going to be able to deliver on the promises that they have made to their investors concerning a large area of land in Florida. While St. Joe’s may have seen a decent amount of success while developing beachfront land, the land that is in question is almost entirely swampland and is not in a convenient location to the many attractions that draw people to the state of Florida. Their shareholders have been waiting patiently for years according to Sahm Adrangi, but he doesn’t believe that any amount of waiting will allow them to see a significant return on their investments as they had been promised by the company. When releasing their short stances on companies, Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital have extensive research to back up their claims. They have absolutely no problem releasing it to the public as they have in the past.
A new tax plan was passed that will result in the fattening of the coffers for many corporate entities as well as the swelling of bank accounts for many Americans that made the wise decision to follow the advice of financial analyst Matt Badaldi and invest in what he has dubbed as ‘Freedom Checks.’
The benefits afforded to common Americans by this little-known investment vehicle is causing a stir in investment circles. Forty-six-year-old Doug Smith of Joplin, Missouri soon expects to receive $24,075. Lisa Luhrman is another positive success story as the 57-year-old grandmother from Tulsa Oklahoma is expecting $66,570 on her Freedom Check investment. One last example is Mike Reed of Golden, Colorado, the 53-year-old is set to receive $160,923 on his investment.
Matt Badaldi introduced American investors to the concept of Freedom Checks with a video explaining the investment opportunity. The payouts received by investors is dependent on the amount invested but the potential returns as Badaldi explains rivals any opportunity in the market. In fact, Matt Badaldi has gone on record saying that the new tax plan could possibly cause Freedom Checks to soon become the biggest cash grab in the nation’s history. Watch this video at Youtube.
For a company to be a part of the program 90% or more of the company’s revenue must come from the processing, storage, or transportation of oil and gas products. If this first criterion is met then the company must also agree to pay out monies to investors in the form of Freedom Checks.
This program is not to be confused with government entitlement programs such as social security as the opportunity to invest in Freedom Checks is available to individuals of all ages with payouts to be much higher than can be expected from social security payments.
Matt Badaldi explains that the investment opportunity he has introduced to investors is known as master limited partnerships. These are business partnerships that operate as limited partnerships and are traded publicly to investors. This benefits the company by allowing it to act with a tax-free exemption until profits are distributed to investors.
The process of investing in MLPs is no more complicated than any other stock investment and checks can either be sent to the address of the investors choice or a brokerage account.
Matt Badaldi highly recommends Freedom Checks to those that value his investment advice and points out one last benefit for those still on the fence. No taxes are paid on MLP investments, and when shares are sold, they are then taxed at the much lower capital gains tax rate versus the personal income tax rate. Visit: https://kennedyaccounts.com/about-freedom-checks/
Freedom checks initially appear to be a harmless, reliable government program, but in reality they are far from it. They have been touted much like the gold rush was as the way to make it big and to capture your piece of easy riches. However the reality of them is also much like that of the gold rush, a disappointing journey to meager returns. The term freedom check roots back to Matt Badiali who claims that these checks are tickets to wealth and uses fake stock image testimonials to sell customers on his training newsletter. Plenty of sources over promise the capabilities of freedom checks with many standing to gain from converting new followers. These websites use many tactics typical of scams, but I think a small part of each person truly hopes they have just stumbled on their ticket to riches. Read this article at Affiliate Dork.
So, what are freedom checks? Well, they are both not a scary investment trap set by the rich to ensnare helpless victims but also not the painless path to riches. They are actually a type of investment called a master limited partnership in which must like a stock you buy part of a company and receive a share of the profit like a dividend. They are a bit different than stocks though. Companies that sell them are required to generate 90% of their revenue from US natural resorces, but they also benefit from being classified as a partnership when you buy part of the company. The classification as a partnership saves money on taxes which then can be distributed to investors. This results in a high dividend investments (5 to 9 percent according to dividend.com) mostly in gas and energy companies. So the long story short: freedom checks are a solid high dividend investment, but don’t expect to get the big bucks unless you can invest the big bucks.