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It is Not an Employer’s or Government’s Choice that You Retire at 65: “It Is My Individual Choice”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

You can retire at any time you like provided you have the means.

In today’s generation,  we have many ‘Entrepreneurs’ who have cracked the ceiling by pursuing faster lanes for retirement-ability than working for whole life, plus they still contribute to the ‘Social Security Program’. On the other hand, there are many hardworking individuals who built their resources successfully. However, many others are worried that they may not be able to retire at appropriate age. At the same time those that are working and will be working must participate in the Social Security Program.

“Who started the idea that one has to retire at 65 or 67 years of age?

This is a concept that was derived from Social Security Law, was created in 1935 that aimed to provide old age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits to workers and their families. When the worker reached 65 years of age, they can begin accessing the so called ‘Social Security Program Benefits’ that they are entitled with.  One must have been contributing certain percent of income since the individual started working, provided such employer has legitimately guiding that individual to pay their social security contribution.

Why not challenge yourself to retire sooner at the age of 55 and then enjoy living with your resources. This is doable Mr. Terrenal said; provided that you will keep self-discipline, self-drive and self-determination in achieving that personal goal. 

Retiring from the environment of work is determined by us and not by the employer or the government. Many have achieved that goal, why can’t you.

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2017 Is Here! Let’s Make the Best of this Year with Peace, Love & Equality

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

With the arrival of the Year of the Rooster – Year 2017, a Very Happy New Year to All Our Friends Across the World.

“Wishing you all the best for every endeavor that you may take. Let us enjoy every moment and offer to each one another the Spirit of Peace, Love, Joy and Equality.” – Juntee Terrenal

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Take a look of the 2017 New Year’s Celebration in Sydney, Australia

Social Security is Hard-earned Benefits of Every American Worker Who Contributed Into It

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

Americans need to understand that the Social Security is funded by every American worker who contributed into it per requirement of the Social Security Law. Every worker who contributed into this fund deserves to receive his or her benefits when it is time to avail it.

The Federal government has the obligation to return all the funds that were drawn from the SS Funds.

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Participate in calling the legislators so that they don’t need to touch Social Security.

Must focus their efforts into making the lives of every American better, instead of cutting the Social Security benefits. Take a look at the bottom of this page, about the 2017 benefits increase for 65 millions Americans.

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Take a look of what the American Social Security will provide to 65 million Americans in 2017

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“Daddy, don’t forget my chicken dinner please” and It is Christmas 2016

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Must have been checking on your Santa’s List to make sure that you have not forgotten anyone or missed something for your Christmas frills”

“Our Lord has just reminded us of his ‘chicken dinner for Christmas’ of which was on the list as well.”

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It has been a wonderful year, so we like to send everyone with our best wishes for a great, fun-filled Christmas with your family, friends and acquaintances.

Merry, Merry Christmas.

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“America Needs Hope” “White House Needs a grown up”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

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Federal Reserve Increased Interest Rates

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

Please click on the link ‘Interest Rates Increased by the Federal Reserve’ to read the complete Press Release today, December 14, 2016.

Perspectives:

Who will benefit from this ‘quarter interest rates increased’? The lenders, businesses and people with money.

What will happen to the poor Americans? If they borrow money to augment their financial needs, they will suffer with the increased rates.

What is the best strategic tactic that can be done by individuals? Save your money and prioritize your spending habits. Do not get swallowed by the consumer-oriented commercialization. Specially at this time of the year, many will use their credit cards to the maximum.

If one has not saved sufficient for the holidays, the best option is use only what you have; be more disciplined for next year. Do not use that credit card as the new rates will reflect the interest rates that the Federal Reserve has announced. Credit Card issuers will be smiling for your Christmas shopping, unless you will be using hard cash. I only shop with cash.

“Happy Holidays”

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“Celebrating On Thanksgiving Day 2016”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

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“Thanksgiving is the moment to reflect and appreciate all that we have accomplished in 2016; embrace the failures; always discover the best options for additional successes; share love and peace to those who share our values and quality as a person; disassociate ourselves to those who are pretentious and empty-swanks”

Continuous Improvement That Benefit Our Audience

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Have you noticed some changes from our site recently? We have implemented some improvement, so please excuse our dust as we continue to reflect relevance to our focus that will cater to everyone’s pleasure in reading or sharing them as a resource.

During our site revamp, we will continue to publish various contents that we like to share to all of you. Thank you for your continued interest.

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Lest We Forget: In Flanders Field

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Canadian Heroes are celebrated during Remembrance Day and by wearing a red poppy, it symbolizes the memory of those who died. “Let us pause for a moment of silence in remembering the heroes.”

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A Thank You from IBN (International Business Network) of Western Washington University

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The recent workshop conducted by Juntee Terrenal at the WWU’s campus with the Senior students of International Business was a success.

The Officers of IBN (International Business Network) expressed their appreciation about the Workshop.

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Happy 28th Anniversary of National Coming Out Day “October 11, 2016”

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“October 11th is an annual celebration within the LGBTQ community.

In 2016, we celebrate with everyone the 28 years Anniversary of the National Coming Out Day which was established by the Human Rights Campaign to honor all those individuals who came out as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied”

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Backgrounder:

“28 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.

Coming out – whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied – still matters. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.” credit source: http://www.hrc.org

About HRC – Human Rights Campaign:

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

To learn more about HRC’s programs please visit their website and perhaps there is something that you can do to participate in any of their programs that will expand the basic equal rights of everyone especially the LGBTQs.

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“Your families matter to me, and you matter to me,” Clinton said. “I’m going to keep … fighting for you, your rights, your children, your futures. I’m fighting for an America where we don’t leave anyone out. And I am proud to be fighting right alongside you.”

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“Happy Thanksgiving Canada”

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Wishing all our Canadian friends and socialmedia networks with the best of Thanksgiving Day with family and friends”

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Getting Hired and Not Being Hired – “the syndrome”

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Hiring people is always been a puzzling activity within any size of organization across industries; where making an investment to the new hire as an asset; particularly when you look at its bigger landscape and not focusing on minor elements of screening, interviewing or on-boarding documentation. There are many facets of employment process that require more foresight, business analysis, legal implications and strategic approaches to achieve best success in hiring a competent member of the work force.

On the other side of the hiring organization, are the perspectives of candidates. There are expectations that each candidate wanted to pursue. There are numerous blunders that they will encounter during the application process. In today’s employment landscape, the challenge of any job seeker is ‘how can I get hired syndrome’.

Every candidate believes that all studying, preparation and readiness to work are within oneself. But the syndrome is keep floating around and most are chasing those employment opportunities here and beyond.

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The Officers of International Business Club at Western Washington University has recently requested Mr. Juntee Terrenal’s expertise to share them professional insights and strategies that will overcome the ‘how can I get hired syndrome’ to prepare them for their employment adventures after graduation.

Senior and graduating students who will participate in the workshop will experience hands-on competency acquisition, critical thinking reasoning in creating an active strategy that will achieve employ-ability, and independent decision making to select which employer will benefit them for a long term career regardless of international location.

Candidates must develop their own personal case in order to get hired. Looking through beyond oneself and create that synergy of acumen and competency is all that it takes.

Definitely, the senior students who will attend the session of Mr. Terrenal will gain from his insights.

Thank you.

Autumn Brings Us Adorable Foliage To Experience

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

Indeed, the Autumn foliage is an spectacle on its own.

Today is the first day of Fall Season. Almost everywhere, you are seeing the beautiful sceneries of transforming colors of the foliage.

It will be another adventure for an autumn-driving during the weekends to appreciate the colorful trees around us during the season.

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I am looking forward to the cooler temperature of Autumn. Folks, get ready with your sweaters for the season, get warm while the temperature is cooling down. For sure I will enjoy the climate and the amenities that it brings.

Why don’t you share us your 2016 Fall Season photos and experiences; and then we will feature them at ReloNavigator’s Newsletter. Will look forward of hearing from you.

Let’s enjoy the Fall Season Everyone.

#RealLeader Determines the Relevance and Impact for a Long Term Progress

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Am I daft?” “No, because I know of many benefits of doing it!”

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

NASA just released their most recent findings pertaining to the impact of #climatechange; and it is very realistic. Last month was indeed very hot. Even friends across the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean were telling me that it was extraordinarily hot in their own locations as well.

According to NASA’s scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies based in New York, August 2016 is hottest in 136 years. “We stress that the long-term trends are the most important for understanding the ongoing changes that are affecting our planet.” – said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt

The image below illustrates the ‘bell-curve graphics’ provided by NASA.

To read the full text of NASA’s findings, please click on “GIS Temp Update” 

What’s going on in our planet Earth?

#Globalwarming is impacting us all. Published studies and ‘raw data-experiential reports’ were describing and illustrating unprecedented heat levels across regions around the globe. But the most embarrassing of it all is that many among our politicians are deniers about this fact. Their politics is placed ahead of the heat-waves that their constituencies were experiencing.

In my neighborhood, homes were built based on a cooler climate across four seasons. This Summer, more and more homes have installed air-conditioning units and they were running almost day in day out. That tells you how the temperatures during Summer has been affecting families in their own homes. What about those that cannot afford air-conditioning units? What will they do?

“It has been a record year so far for global temperatures, but the record high temperatures in the Arctic over the past six months have been even more extreme, this warmth as well as unusual weather patterns have led to the record low sea ice extents so far this year.” – said Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA Goddard.

What can individuals do to curb the increasing heat around them?

This Summer, it was great experiencing natural breeze of the wind, when you have trees around your home; cooling off under the trees during those high temperatures was helpful; the breeze was lovely.  When there were no breeze, the air-conditioning unit was the most convenient. Neighbors without air-conditioning units go to the nearest mall for a stroll or have snacks. Then go home when the temperature has gone down. For people who work, their employers provide a conducive air-conditioned work environment unless you are in construction.

Strategically for a long term adjustments of the #ClimateChange it would be ideal to plant a tree around you. When you find a space around your property, it will be a good investment of planting a tree that will provide some shade and other ecological benefits notwithstanding of their beautiful appearance.

A Tree Planting Challenge for Everyone:

Find a space around you, where you can plant a tree. Talk to friends and perhaps you can work together for a tree planting project at locations that are needing trees. Perhaps, there are areas within your communities that are needing some trees. Regardless of where you are located internationally, what matters is you can help in planting trees that will create a better environment around everyone. Trees provide many benefits beyond our expectations.

Last Spring, I planted a new tree at available space in our lot (see image below). This is the second year that I planted a tree. It looks great and survived the hot Summer. It will provide some substances that our planet needs to sustain a cooler temperature. It is only one tree that was planted last Spring, however when there will be more of us who will plant a tree once a year. We will be able to create a more balanced ecology for our own advantage in this earth.

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Tips in planting trees around your home:

When planting trees around your backyard or around your home, consider the aesthetic impact of the tree.  Plant something that will go with your current garden theme to maximize its benefits.  Consider the impact of the tree height when you are living in a neighborhood with HOA  (Home Owners Association) restrictions. For long term investment, follow the best practices in planting a tree so it will not die after few weeks. Planting a tree is your investment for the future that you will personally share with the world. Enjoy.

Are There Options? Balancing the ‘Ecosystem of the Planet Earth’

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist and Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

In the Twenty-first Century, it is quite unbelievable seeing so called ‘new studies’ that come and go as fast as the social media churns out fact-based and or fictionally-biased information. Often, you will see newly labelled studies or new phenomena, suggesting new remedial options. These suggested new concepts and options are actually been told many times two or three decades ago. But perhaps some writers were not born yet during those periods.

In fact, reforestation an agro-forestry technique in preserving the natural wilderness of the planet earth have been practiced by many responsible individuals, groups and organizations who care about preserving the quality of our environment and balancing ecosystem. In many countries around the world, deforestation became prevalent due to lumber and logging practices and these have created imbalances of our ecosystems. Floods and erosion came and destructed communities as results of these man-made activities. Often, you hear focused-interest-groups, scientists and or elected individuals that do not acknowledge the links of both facts.

Today, from season to season we are seeing real-life results of mankind’s irresponsible abuse of the planet earth. The effects of ‘global warming’ like the fast changing climactic realities such as abnormal heatwaves or colder temperatures, coastal flooding that destroyed neighborhoods, droughts that caused firestorms including landslides and earthquakes (note: all link sources are acknowledged).

This is a new development. “The researchers found that only about 23 percent of the land across the globe can be labeled “wilderness” today — nearly a 10 percent drop from two decades ago. And those areas are concentrated mainly in North America, North Asia, North Africa, and Australia.” (source credit: theverge.com)

What this means?

The article confirmed that we are losing fast the wilderness that is a sanctuary of ecological balance. Mankind are not protecting trees and wild life in the forest. It pointed the continental locations of the affected areas. Ironically, those same places were experiencing frequent ‘global warming phenomena’ in the last five years.

Can we do something about it? How?

Yes, we can do some strategic contribution. Every individual can plant a tree anywhere possible every time convenient. This action will somehow help in augmenting the lost force of wilderness in the last two decades. Stop cutting trees around your neighborhood. Discuss about the advantages of preserving trees around people and within the environment. Trimming their crowns is OK because you are not cutting them down. When a big tree is being cut down due to its age and risks, do replace it with a young one that will grow and provide the lost substance from the old tree. So let’s start planting trees around us. ‘Till next time.

As an Individual, Do I Really Need To Care?

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Across social media, at first glance of numerous tweets illustrate personal irresponsibility. Why do people allow themselves to be an accessory of someone else?

Regardless of our own personal circumstances, we are in the twenty-first century with advanced knowledge and experiences of so many things. Why not moving forward to promote integrity, civility, common sense, respect, and greater love with humanity? The whole world will become more at peace when we do our personal action in this regard.

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Today, as we close the month of August 2016, it will be another moment to express our continuous gratitude of your engagements across our social media platforms. We enjoy hearing and learning about valuable insights, tweets and shares. Let’s keep going.

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Being Indispensable is the Result of Critical Thinking with True Leadership

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

When leadership reclaims its role within any type and size of organization, one thing that illustrates effectiveness is being critical on every direction. This is because results justify those means.

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Most individuals failed because of paying attention to impertinent thinking that creates confusion. Making decisions based on relevance and what matters most instead.

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Are you having fun? Summer is here to enjoy!

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Temperature was blasting mid 80’s in the last couple of days. Today, it was hotter  … “the real Summer weather is on”

The weekend will be hot as well but it will be great to enjoy before the Fall Season will start crippling in. That will not be too far away folks. So enjoy the weather while it will last.

Have you been experimenting with your cocktails or mixing your favorite ones? We’re visiting our friend and yeah! the cocktails that J made was phenomenal. Sharing you the recipe with permission.

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How many BBQs have you done so far?

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Summer is always fun to enjoy like the lovely “MultiSunnies” in our garden.

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