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Highland Capital Management, Giving Back To Those Who Gave Everything

There’s little debate that war is one of the most horrific things imaginable and returning soldiers bring with them wounds and scars, not necessarily physical. PTSD is the scar that can’t be hidden or healed and often becomes a lifetime mental illness born from enduring all the unimaginable horrors of war so others don’t have to. To make matters worse, military benefits and compensation are often denied or restricted due to a convoluted government system. Veteran support groups can only do so much with severely limited money, space and other resources. Highland Capital Management aims to alleviate some of that burden. Read this article at Dallas News.

Early this year, Highland Capital has committed $10 million to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, followed by an additional $10 million commitment from Boeing Corp. to the George W. Bush Institute to implement a program called Engage, as well as a concentrated effort to support the Institute’s Military Service Initiative and bring aid to post-9/11 veterans. Highland co-founder Jim Dondero elaborates on the program’s initiative. “Events like the Engage series foster important dialogue regarding pressing policy issues. Highland Capital Management is proud to support this work and be part of the center’s long-term vision.” Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.

Engage’s first event, slated for Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m., will consist of a conversation with the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and author of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived , Christopher Scalia, followed by a discussion between a panel of experts on today’s media landscape regarding contitutional rights and treatment if veterans as well as posing the question of what James Madison, author of the First Amendment, would have felt if he saw the world today. Among these participants are Jeffrey Rosen, an expert on Madison and president and CEO of the National Constitution Center , media researcher and co-author of the Pew Research Center’s annual “State of the News Media” report, Amy Mitchell, and Dallas Morning News Editor Mike Wilson.

Additionally, Boeing’s $10 million contribution is one part of a $30 million 3-year-investment specifically intended to veteran recovery, rehabilitation and transition services. In addition to this, Boeing awarded $50 million last year for 2018 programs targeting science, technology, engineering and math education and workforce development, veterans’ recovery and transition, and civic and environmental needs.

Other charities such as Npower and American Airlines Sky Ball have also enjoyed support from Beoing’s investments. Only through collaboration can this issue ever be truly resolved, working together to give something back to those who gave everything for them.


How Richard Blair Helps People Save For Retirement

Richard Blair is a registered investment advisor who lives and works in Austin, Texas. He owns his own financial advisory firm, Wealth Solutions, Inc., where he offers his services to his clients who are looking to build wealth. In particular, he helps people meet their financial goals for retirement account through managing their portfolios. One of his core values is to also educate his clients so that they know as much as possible about saving, investing, and being able to live off their wealth in retirement.

At Wealth Solutions, Richard Blair offers his clients a personalized portfolio that meets their needs and risk tolerance. His client based is mainly made up of affluent families and individuals as well as small business owners. Many of his clients live in Austin but he has also attracted clients from the surrounding area such as Marble Falls, Georgetown, Houston, Bastrop, and New Braunfels. He has over 20 years experience advising clients.

As Richard Blair has said, retirement planning is something that people need to start early in their careers. The earlier you get started the longer your money has to grow. One of the best things about starting early is the power of compound interest, something that Albert Einstein is known for saying is the most powerful thing in the universe. Dollars put into a retirement account early in your career can have 40 years worth of growth turning even small amounts of money into much larger amounts as the money reinvests and grows.

One of the things the Richard Blair believes in is also conservative investment strategies. He helps each client determine how what risk tolerance level is so that they are comfortable with their retirement strategy and the ups and downs of the markets that regularly occur. He can also analyze income sources that his clients have and help them manage their assets. He can also help his clients determine what their future expenses will be so that they are financially able to handle them. Once someone is in retirement he helps them live on the income their investments provide as well as meeting their needs for estate planning.

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