Learn How to Reduce Your Taxes by $100k or more in 1 Year with Passive Income Generators (PIGs)


LOS ANGELES – December 30, 2017 – High-income earners who reside in high-income tax states, help is on the way.
We are offering you an alternative to permanently reduce your taxes by $100k or more within 1 year. This methodology was created over the past decade and has been used by many of the wealthiest people on earth, including President Trump.
This training will show you how to eliminate your tax liability by $100K or more in one year just by implementing three (3) easy steps. We have proven that once you implement these three steps you will be protected from any adverse changes as a result of tax reform.
One recent customer shared the following….“I had no idea that I could reduce my taxes by utilizing the tax code. In the past, my CPA’s had advised me just to make less money or buy a larger house. Now, I have found ways to not only reduce my taxes but to also replace my high taxable income with lower taxed income.
Here are the details:
DATE: Thursday, January 4th, 2018
TIME: 11am PST/2:00 PM EST
Hosted by Gena Lofton, the Founder of A2A. A2A stands for Accredited2Accredited, which is a Los Angeles Based edutainment company which helps the global investing community work less, make more money and pay less in taxes. Having grown up homeless and in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, Gena escaped and learned the secrets of the wealthy, one of which is related to Taxes. Today, she uses the tax code to build wealth and helps others do the same with A2A. Gena resides in the highest taxed state in the union, California, and uses the tax code, in the same manner, thus pays very little in taxes.
In addition to leading A2A, Gena is an active investor across all asset classes, including real estate, oil, and gas, media and entertainment, natural resources and mining. As an author and speaker, she contributes as an industry expert across the globe. Gena’s corporate career is expansive, including but not limited to, a member of the management team of the largest pay television service in the world, DIRECTV until the sale to ATT, prior to DIRECTV, she lead a successful career, at Ernst & Young, LLP.
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Kevin Surbaugh no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
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Pre-Token Sales Launch on December 28, 2017, for the Privacy Mobile Phone


StealthCryptoTM is launching the world’s largest decentralized, community-distributed, telecommunications network in less than 48 hours. The much-anticipated ICO opens pre-token sales at midnight on December 28, 2017, and is expected to sell out rapidly due to the fluctuation of the cryptocurrency market. Sharky Ashmore, CEO of BTC Media Group, states, “The bitcoin has so much movement that investors are looking for a stable, investment-grade place and StealthCryptoTM is as stable and profitable as we have seen in the past six months.” The smartphone features include full privacy with hard kill switches and a built-in privacy control center whereby the user is always in total control.

Larry Castro, CEO of StealthCryptoTM, says, “One of the most impressive features of the phone is the wallet which allows various currencies and the privacy app included on the StealthCryptoTM page ensures approval from the user with IBE and split encryption authentication integration.” The StealthCrypto CloudTM NAS (Network-Attached System) is fully decentralized with files distributed and stored all over the world on multiple containers. The network is robust to attacks and therefore has no central point of weakness.
The genius of the StealthCrypto CloudTM is the fact that NAS has an embedded Wi-Fi router container that connects to peer-to-peer cloud storage, telecommunications, communications, IoT (Internet of Things) connections and mining and is powered by a decentralized StealthCryptoTM incentive-based, Quantum meshed network. The integrated StealthCryptoTM MESH network delivers Quantum Entropy with quantum key generation and distribution. StealthCryptoTM has taken every step to ensure privacy and the pre-order list for phones are in the tens of thousands due to smartphone users’ need for privacy in their day-to-day lives.
About Stealth Grid™
StealthCrypto™ provides a proprietary, quantum secure blockchain solution, utilizing a multi-layer approach on the endpoints, dynamic split encryption, and Dynamic GeoDistribution™, eliminating the setup and management challenges associated with certificate-based solutions. StealthCrypto™ can be scaled to levels required for massive deployment characteristic of the Internet of Things and Blockchain and protect billions of devices and transactions with ease.
The StealthCrypto™ ecosystem provides products based on quantum secure blockchain technology for cloud storage, data protection, email, instant messaging, video conferencing, voice calls, mobile, AI cybersecurity and the StealthCrypto™ smartphone, all on its quantum mesh network and its Qubit Blockchain™.
All cryptocurrencies depend upon elliptic curve public-key cryptography (ECDSA) to generate digital signatures which allow transactions to be verified securely. The most commonly used signature schemes are ECDSA, DSA, and RSA. All these schemes are theoretically vulnerable to quantum computing attacks. Qubit Blockchain is being developed to be quantum computer-resistant and to provide transactions speeds untouchable by other blockchains.

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GEICO Offers Last Minute Tips to Protect Your Identity During Holiday Shopping


WASHINGTON–Millions of shoppers will flock to the stores looking for last minute gifts, but before you pull out your credit cards, GEICO offers these last-minute reminders to safeguard your personal information over the holidays and into 2018.
Beware of data security incident– Every time you use your credit or debit card with retailers, you leave behind a trail of valuable information that is susceptible to a data security incident. Protect your identity by using alternative forms of payment (cash, traveler's checks, prepaid cards) that aren't connected to your personal information.
Prepaid is the way – A prepaid Visa credit card acts just like a credit or debit card and also goes a long way to protect your personal information from thieves and data incidents. And just like a credit or debit card, if your prepaid card is ever lost or stolen, you can recover your money.
Be careful what you sign up for – Steer clear of in-store and online promotions that promise you a discount on your purchased items if you fork over personal information. Most retailers sell your information to the highest bidder (marketing companies) who then create a profile about your buying habits and solicit you with things they think you might want to purchase.
Free Wi-Fi comes with a price – Believe it or not, free public Wi-Fi comes with a very big security risk. Never connect to your bank, credit card or other sensitive accounts over public Wi-Fi. The open nature of public Wi-Fi allows hackers a direct line into any unsecured personal information that may be stored on your laptop or mobile device. Disabling the Wi-Fi function will prevent it from connecting to a public Wi-Fi signal automatically.
Close your banking and credit card apps – If someone hacks into your laptop or mobile device while your apps are open, they may be able to gain access to any open information. Make sure to close all of your banking and financial apps after each use. Keep in mind that some apps will automatically log you off, but only after a certain period of inactivity.

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GMLCPA Accepting Bitcoin in the First Quarter of the New Year


TUCSON, Ariz. – Knowing that cryptocurrency is an up and coming form of payment, GMLCPA believes that this is a necessary addition to ensure that their client’s needs are being met. The firm sees cryptocurrency as not a fad, but an opportunity to grow. Several companies, like Overstock.com, have started accepting bitcoin and expanded their service market to reach all over the world. In the past, service markets were limited to the access to banks and other financial agencies, and with cryptocurrency, this restriction is eliminated. All that is needed to complete a bitcoin payment is a connection to the internet. 
Accounting for and taxation of these transactions will be part of a normal CPA practice in the coming years; they are happy to take on this new adventure. Keeping with her firm’s culture, Luoma believes “accepting bitcoin as a form of payment is our way of adhering to our company culture of learning and innovating. Cryptocurrency is, and will be part of the future of all business transactions.”

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Tupperware Brands Announces Sale of Beauticontrol Assets to Youngevity International

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ORLANDO, Fla., — Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) and Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) today announced they have reached an agreement whereby Tupperware Brands will sell Beauticontrol assets to Youngevity, a leading omni-direct lifestyle company. As part of the deal, Youngevity will integrate Beauticontrol's sales force into its company, marketing Beauticontrol branded products, as well as the other brands in Youngevity's extensive product portfolio. Youngevity will also market Beauticontrol branded products to its existing member base. Tupperware will earn a royalty based on future sales of the Beauticontrol sales force, and sales of the Beauticontrol product line by the existing Youngevity members.

“We couldn't be more pleased to reach this agreement with Youngevity. We feel Youngevity's 20-year history and impressive track record make them the ideal company to welcome Beauticontrol into its family of brands. The agreement will allow Beauticontrol's sales force to again be able to purchase many of the products that they and their customers love.  As part of Youngevity, the Beauticontrol product line will have an even wider audience through its existing members and by joining Youngevity, the Beauticontrol sales force members will be able to enjoy a terrific direct selling earning opportunity. While likely to be modest in any particular year, monetizing these Beauticontrol assets is a win for Tupperware Brand's shareholders,” said Rick Goings, Chairman, and CEO of Tupperware Brands.
“We're thrilled and proud to enter into an agreement with Tupperware who has built an iconic and impressive global brand and company.  We look forward to welcoming the sales force of Beauticontrol and expanding the innovative product development that Beauticontrol has become known for over the last 27 years,” said Steve Wallach, CEO, and Chairman of Youngevity.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and Sidley Austin LLP served as legal advisor to Tupperware Brands.
About Tupperware Brands Corporation
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP), through an independent sales force of 3.2 million, is the leading global marketer of innovative, premium products across multiple brands utilizing social selling.  Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through the Avroy Shlain, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.
About Youngevity International, Inc.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI ), is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company — offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model, that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, Youngevity offers products from the six top-selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The Company was formed in the course of the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company's food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013.  For general information on products and services, please visit us at youngevity.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Tupperware Brand's stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TUP).  Statements contained in this release, which are not historical fact and use predictive words such as “estimates”, “outlook”, “guidance”, “expects”, “target” or “will” are forward looking statements.  These statements involve risks and uncertainties that include the integration of Beauticontrol's sales force into Youngevity's system, recruiting and activity of Beauticontrol's and Youngevity's independent sales force and members relating to governmental actions and otherwise, the success of new product introductions and promotional programs, governmental approvals of materials for use in beauty and personal care products, the effects of economic and political conditions and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic reports as filed in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

SOURCE Tupperware Brands Corporation

Disclaimer: Kevin Surbaugh is an independent sales representative of Youngevity.

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Interactive Brokers Launches Bitcoin Futures Trading at the Start of Trading December 10th, 2017

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Greenwhich, Conn. –  Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:IBKR), a global electronic brokerage firm, began offering clients the ability to trade bitcoin futures at the start of trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) on Sunday night, December 10th, 2017. In addition to offering bitcoin futures from the CFE, under the ticker symbol GXBT, the company plans to offer bitcoin futures from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) at the scheduled start of trading December 18th using the symbol BRR. IBKR was there at the start of trading and its systems operated normally.

“Interactive Brokers was on the buy side of the low print of 14,710,” said Thomas Peterffy, founder, Chairman and CEO of Interactive Brokers. “A Registered Investment Advisor on the Interactive Brokers platform purchased two March contracts in the first minute of trading.”
As of 9:15am ET on Monday, the company said that 201 of its accounts had placed 1,240 trades in bitcoin futures totaling 1,429 contracts representing approximately 50% of exchange recorded volume. The recorded value of all futures trades at Cboe exceeds $50 million.
The all-in commission rate, including exchange and regulatory fees, for bitcoin futures will be US $5.01 per contract for the Cboe product and US $15.01 per contract for the CME product. The CFE contract size is for one bitcoin, and the CME contract size is for five bitcoins. Old and new clients can learn more about trading bitcoin futures with IBKR and sign up for “Crypto” trading permission here.
Due to the extreme volatility of cryptocurrencies, clients will be unable to assume a short position. In addition, only limit orders will be accepted. IBKR’s margin requirement on long positions will be at least 50%. The company will continue to monitor concerns surrounding the market's ability to process bitcoin futures risk.
Clients can subscribe to live quotes for both Cboe and CME bitcoin futures.

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Tru by Hilton Continues Western Expansion with Las Vegas Opening

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Las Vegas, NVHilton (NYSE: HLT) today celebrates the opening of Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport, marking a number of milestones for the brand including its eighth U.S. hotel, its largest location, and its westernmost property to-date. Managed by Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts, Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport is located less than three miles from the Vegas Strip, offering access to some of the country’s most exciting restaurants and tourist attractions. With more than 470 hotels in various stages of development, Tru by Hilton has achieved the fastest-growing pipeline in the history of the hospitality industry. 
“Tru by Hilton is a true pioneer in the midscale segment and the very first to meet the needs of a previously underserved group of travelers who seek simplicity and value without compromising quality and design,” said Alexandra Jaritz, global head, Tru by Hilton. “We’re incredibly excited to continue our western expansion with Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport. This property opening is a testament to our robust pipeline, and we look forward to continuing this momentum heading into 2018.”
Owned by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the six-floor, 166-room Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport is the largest Tru by Hilton hotel property to-date. Located at 6862 Gilespie Street, next to the McCarran International Airport, the hotel offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle that includes stops at the airport and the Strip. Guests can enjoy a comfortable, spirited and affordable hotel experience with easy access to everything Las Vegas has to offer.
The hotel is also located steps from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) International Training Center (ITC), an incredible, state-of-the-art facility spanning more than one million square feet, also managed by Prism Hotels & Resorts.
“Tru by Hilton perfectly meets the needs of those coming for training at our facility, as well as travelers looking for something that has such an innovative product offering and design,” says Justin Weidner, Chief of Staff, United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
“Managing our new Tru by Hilton property, as well as the training facility for the UBC, has been an honor for Prism and an exciting opportunity to show our unmatched hospitality expertise as best-in-class operators,” said Steve Van, president, and CEO, Prism Hotels & Resorts.
Developed from the ground up using consumer and owner feedback, and brought to market in just 16 months from when it launched at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), Tru by Hilton is a brand-new hotel experience that is vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart. It is energetic, but it is relaxing and comfortable. It is familiar, and it is also unexpected. It is uniquely Tru.
Tru by Hilton thinks differently and is a game changer in the midscale segment, offering the following features:

  • All new-build hotels, which drive the consistency of experience for our guests.
  • Reimagined, enlarged lobby with more square feet of public space with areas to work, play games, eat or lounge.
  • Breakfast reinvented with a build-your-own complimentary “Top It” breakfast bar that has 30 sweet and savory toppings so guests can create their own healthy or indulgent morning masterpieces.
  • Rooms are smaller and more efficiently designed with comfortable beds and 55″ TVs. Bright bathrooms feature spacious showers, along with premium bath amenities.
  • National and local brand gourmet snacks and drinks are available 24/7 in the “Eat. & Sip.” market located in the heart of the lobby.
  • Tech-savvy hotel with mobile check-in, Digital Key, free Wi-Fi, remote printing, social media wall, lobby and market tablets, and accessibility to outlets everywhere.
  • A fitness center that leverages the latest fitness trends through barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear, plus guests can get workout ideas from the fitness center tablet.

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Medica Adds Children’s Mercy to Network for Select by Medica Plan in Kansas

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Medica today announced it has added Children’s Mercy to its network for the Select by MedicaSM plan. Select by Medica is available to Kansas residents who live in Johnson or Wyandotte counties. Enrollment in the plan is available on the Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) for coverage on or after January 1, 2018.

Children’s Mercy features a staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists in 40 pediatric specialties. It was the first hospital in Kansas or Missouri to receive Magnet designation in 2003 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for superior nursing quality. Only 7 percent of U.S. hospitals receive the designation. It is affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and is the principal teaching hospital for the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Medica will add Children’s Mercy to its online directory of in-network providers in the next few weeks.
“We are delighted to add Children’s Mercy to our Select by Medica network,” said Geoff Bartsh, Medica vice president for individual and family business. “Children's Mercy, which consistently is ranked among the leading children's hospitals in the nation, represents the quality innovative care our members expect and deserve.”
In addition to Children’s Mercy, members with Select by Medica coverage can receive care from providers in the Saint Luke’s Health System.
Select by Medica is just one of two product options available to individuals and families in Kansas from Medica in 2018. Medica Connect is offered in the other 103 counties in Kansas.

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24,000 Midwesterners Enrolled in $0 Premium ACA Plans for 2018

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Minnetonka, MN – About 24,000 people in the Midwest are now enrolled in $0 premium Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans for 2018. Most of these people live in Iowa and Nebraska, where Medica is the sole insurer. The ACA open enrollment period runs through December 15.

As of November 24, about 5,000 Iowans are covered in plans that will have no premium cost. And in Nebraska, about 17,000 people will have no premium costs. About 25 – 30 percent of enrollees in those states so far have qualified for $0 premium plans. In Kansas, slightly more than 1,200 people, about 15 percent of those enrolled, qualified for $0 premium coverage. The remaining enrollees with $0 premium plans are in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
The $0 premium plans are based on an enrollee’s eligibility for premium tax credits, which are available only through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov). In general, the $0 premium plans are bronze metal level plans. To receive any assistance, individuals must create or update their accounts at HealthCare.gov. The Health Insurance Marketplace determines actual savings available.
“We recognize that 2018 is a very challenging year for people who purchase health insurance on their own and that premiums are very high,” said Geoff Bartsh. “It is important to remember that many consumers will be able to obtain health coverage at significant price reductions through premium tax credits. This is the last week of the open enrollment period and we can’t encourage people strongly enough to shop on healthcare.gov to learn what discounts may apply to them.”

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