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George Mentz of Colorado Springs Named to Commission on Presidential Scholars by President Trump Professor and Attorney George Mentz to serve as Commissioner for White House Scholars Program Press Re

Posted By George Mentz, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

George Mentz of Colorado Springs Named to Commission on Presidential Scholars by President Trump

Professor and Attorney George Mentz to serve as Commissioner for White House Scholars Program

George Mentz, Colorado Springs, Commission on Presidential Scholars

President Donald Trump announced that George Mentz has been named to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, a who’s who of distinguished education thought-leaders charged with selecting and honoring the brightest and best youth with an annual award.

George Mentz, Esq. holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), an MBA degree, and an International Law Graduate Certificate and he has been an educational executive, teacher, and eLearning pioneer for almost 20 years. Mentz presently is CEO for the Global Academy of Finance and Management®, which is the first body in the USA to be TUV Accredited and ISO 29990 Certified for education standards, and Mentz also works for Texas A&M Law School Graduate programs as a faculty member.

Mentz is a pioneer in corporate certification training and e-learning. Mentz has been one of the most prolific professors who has taught well over 250 college and graduate business and law courses in  last 20 years at accredited institutions. He has worked in a variety of civilian, charitable, and professorial capacities, and he has been an advisor to:  CEO's, companies, institutions, NGO's, officials & charities.

“I am blessed and honored to be able to provide this public service  because of the role that Presidential Commissioners play in the development of future leaders, which is the golden key to our nation’s innovation and competitiveness,” Mentz said.

The White House Commission is a group of eminent private citizens appointed by the President to honor national scholarship. Commissioners are selected from across the country, representing the fields of education, medicine, law, social services, & business.

Mentz is originally from Louisiana and has been a Colorado resident for over 10 years. Counselor Mentz graduated from law school after attending Loyola Law School in New Orleans and William & Mary Law School international law programs, and Mentz also holds an MBA from Loyola Business School along with a CILS Graduate Certificate in International Legal Studies. Mentz was chairman and founder of the Tax and Estate Planning Law Review.

In the past, Mentz engaged: research, study, law and MBA programs in Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain. Mentz served as an Economic Advisor to the Trump Campaign Colorado and served as a volunteer economist for the Department of Labor BLS  to help workers find job information during the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.

Mentz is an international IBA award winning author and two-time award-winning professor for excellence in teaching and the first lawyer in the USA to be credentialed in international law, financial consulting, investment advisor law, and management consulting.  

Mentz has authored and edited over 50 books, manuals, and audiobooks and  has provided educational opportunities and scholarships to the least fortunate people in the USA, and worldwide.  Mentz is also a proud American of European, Sicilian, Hispanic, and various other ancestry.

Counselor Mentz has served on advisory boards of the Global Finance Forum in Switzerland, Royal Society of Fellows,  World E-Commerce Forum UK, ICE Institute for Credentialing Excellence, various educational bodies, universities, & addiction treatment centers. Mentz and his educational efforts have been quoted or seen in The Wall Street Journal, El Norte Mexico, The Hindu India, Financial Times in Asia, China Daily, Arab Times, The Denver Post and others. 

The Wall Street Journal in 2004 featured Mentz’s work with educational certification standards and, in 2010, the WSJ luminary Jason Zweig quoted George Mentz and his work with the nation's top double-accredited business schools. Justin Wingerter at The Denver Post recently noted that Mentz advocates the integration of accredited degree college exams and courses as a path to certification and professional designations. Mentz has said, “Most reporters and some educators are confused about integrating accredited institutional courses, exams and degrees as a path to credentialing. While the certification body offers no post-secondary diploma or certificate, it does offer professional development, designations and certifications under various Supreme Court decisions and U.S. 'professional development rules.'” 

“Mentz says, “Anyone can go online and find that our educational efforts are  TUV-accredited & ISO 29990 certified for training. Our Academy was the first to have direct legal agreements in 2004 with the ACBSP for certification standards, and we even had mutual public recognition with the AACSB Accreditation Agency since 2003.” Thus, Mentz said, “Everyone, as per our public credentialing requirements, must take accredited program courses and assessment to be certified, along with having the experience, and agree to ethics and continuing education guidelines.” Thus, only the most deserving applicants can achieve recognition. For example, if anyone enrolls in business schools at Yale, Harvard, CU or CSU, they can take the exams, business courses and specializations to become “educationally qualified” and “assessment qualified” for certification.  Mentz negotiated legal agreements with the CFA and CFP organizations. Mentz says that his organizations requires express consent before anyone can be listed as a global advisor.

George Mentz plans on working further with universities, schools, e-Learning and MOOC leaders such as ACBSP programs, AACSB programs, EdX, Coursera, FutureLearn, Udemy and Google Education to promote accredited courses & diploma programs as a direct path to certification. Mentz plans to continue helping students globally to achieve meaningful skills and education.

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TUV Accreditation 2019-2020 - GAFM ReAccredited Again for ISO 9001 and ISO 29990

Posted By George Mentz, Friday, July 5, 2019

The GAFM IBS International Board of Standards remains the first USA Certifying Body to achieve the ISO 9001 and ISO 29990 Training Accreditation.

The TUV reaccredited the GAFM IBS Board of Standards through 2020.

CEO George Mentz said, "The GAFM and IBS International Board of Standards has accomplished the biggest international accreditation recognition of any USA company operating worldwide.

The TUV is a EU recognized Accreditation Agency.

George Mentz and the Mentz Law Firm handled the management consulting on this ISO Certification process.

ISO 29990 is the first training standards accreditation credited by the ISO.

The GAFM and AAPM thanks Dr. Enrico Salvagni and the TUV team for their help in the recertification and reaccreditation processes.

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ACBSP Features GAFM Certifications

Posted By George Mentz, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In an unprecedented relationship and legal agreement since 2004, the ACBSP and the GAFM have a mutual recognition agreement.

Our ACBSP/GAFM Alliance: Leverage Your ACBSP Membership into Something More

In 1996, CEOs, executives, professors, and industry experts from around the world formed the Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM). Much like ACBSP, our organization seeks to raise education standards and ethics in business and management. Because of our shared focus, ACBSP and the GAFM certifying body have created a
partnership that automatically sanctions your program for board certification, and we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.

Dr. George Mentz, CEO for the GAFM, commented that: “GAFM’s Certification Program is a stamp of excellence for your students and alumni. It shows that your business programs provide the top standards needed for students to compete for jobs with recognized certification to earn professional careers in management.” Dr. Mentz also noted that your students can earn a certification relevant to their business major—a real board certification backed by European TUV and ISO education standards and global educational quality standards.


Students can apply directly through GAFM.com for certification under the ACBSP Exemption as long as they have a 3.0 or higher GPA and a concentration of four or more courses related to the certification they are seeking. Business school professors from ACBSP-accredited programs may also nominate new students directly to GAFM.
Like other certification bodies, the ACBSP school can use the GAFM Quality Standards logo on their websites and brochures and Certified Students can be verified on the GAFM website.

Our Top Certifications for your Graduates:


• AFA Accredited Financial Analyst®
(4+ Finance Courses)
• ChE Chartered Economist®
(4+ Economics Courses)
• AMC Accredited Management Consultant®
(4+ Management Courses)
• CWM Chartered Wealth Manager®
(4+ Financial Planning Courses)
• MFP Master Financial Planner®
(4+ Financial Planning Courses)
• CMA Certified Marketing Analyst
(4+ Marketing Courses)
• AMA Accredited Management Accountant®
(4+ Accounting Courses)
• CRA Certified Risk Analyst®
(4+ Risk/Insurance Courses)


After becoming Board Certified, graduates of ACBSP-accredited programs can better compete for jobs and promotion globally with a professional designation. All qualified students can earn certification eligibility by directly finishing four or more courses and exams at your ACBSP accredited institution rather than taking outsourced
computerized quizzes at testing centers. Graduates of ACBSP courses may apply for
certification directly at www.gafm.com or send their résumé to info@gafm.org.
Business schools may join the Chapter Recognition for free and receive your Certification Program Seal of Approval: Contact: accreditation@gafm.org &
http://www.GAFM.com


*ACBSP has an articulation agreement of standards shown here: http://gafm.org/ACBSP.pdf  The GAFM International Board of Standards is in standards alliance with the CHEA Quality Group, ACBSP, and accredited by the TUV in Europe.
GAFM is the 1st in the USA to be ISO Certified for Trainingunder 29990 Standards. The GAFM has members in over 150 nations. GAFM is a Charter Member of the CHEA Quality GroupStandards Memorandum. .


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GAFM and SIET Singapore form Alliance - Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologist

Posted By George Mentz, Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologist and the GAFM had entered an articulation alliance for mutual recognition. 

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GAFM and Open University of Hong Kong form Alliance

Posted By George Mentz, Monday, April 8, 2019

The GAFM and the Open University of Hong Kong have a new Alliance.

Graduates of the Wealth Management programs at the esteemed Hong Kong Open University are now eligible for the  GAFM globally recognized credential of:  CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ®

The GAFM is TUV Accredited in Europe and ISO 29990 Certified and ISO 9001 Certified.

CEO George Mentz says, "We have offered the CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ®  in China since 2003 and have graduated several thousand CWM's in China over the last 15 years."

The GAFM's CWM is listed in the FINRA directory of the USA and the Investopedia.

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2019 ​DUBAI – 15 GAFM CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE UAE AND DUBAI.

Posted By George Mentz, Friday, March 1, 2019

2019  DUBAI – 15 GAFM CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE UAE AND DUBAI.

1)     Certification  in Cost Control & Management

15 - 18 April 2019

Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®, CPDGlobal Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM),Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Level : Essentials & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

2)     Chartered Financial Manager (ChFM)

28 April - 02 May 2019

Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

3)     Certification in  Payroll Management

28 April - 01 May 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

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4)     Certification  in International Financial Reporting (Cert IFR)

28 April - 02 May 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

5)     Certification  in Improving Credit Management & Collections

28 April - 01 May 2019

Novotel World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

6)     Certification in Financial Risk Management

17 - 20 June 2019

Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®

Level : Essentials & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

7)     Certification for IFRS 9 & Expected Credit Loss

18 - 20 June 2019

Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®

Level : Essentials & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

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8)     Certification for: Value Added Tax (VAT) in the GCC

07 - 10 July 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Essentials & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

9)     Certification for: Budgeting & Forecasting for Non-Finance Managers

23 - 25 July 2019

Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®

Level : Essentials & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

 

10)Certification in Financial Analysis

14 - 17 October 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

11) Certification in Cash Flow Management

20 - 23 October 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

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12)  Certified Credit Analyst (CCA)

20 - 24 October 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

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13) Certification  in Financial Control

11 - 14 November 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Intermediate & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

 

14) Certification in Credit in Risk Modelling

17 - 20 November 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Advanced

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

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15)  Certification in IFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards

09 - 12 December 2019

Dubai, UAE

CERTIFICATION EDUCATION PARTNER - GLOBAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT  ®Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

Level : Essentials & Certification Program

https://www.informa-mea.com/training/finance/

 

 

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Academy of Finance and Management For 10+ years, ACBSP and GAFM have benefited from a mutual articulation alliance. ACBSP and the GAFM International Board of Standards have an agreement that includes,

Posted By George Mentz, Friday, January 11, 2019

Academy of Finance and Management

For 10+ years, ACBSP and GAFM have benefited from a mutual articulation alliance. ACBSP and the GAFM International Board of Standards have an agreement that includes, among other things:

  • Any qualified graduate or faculty member of an ACBSP accredited business program is eligible to apply for certification in any GAFM Certification Program as a pre-qualified candidate.  Because graduates have already taken many relevant exams from an accredited institution, you can receive an exam waiver.

Tags:  ACBSP AACSB IACBE CHEA 

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A Few Tax Tips for 2018-19 by: George Mentz, JD MBA CWM

Posted By George Mentz, Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Few  Tax Tips for 2018-19 by: George Mentz  JD MBA CWM

 

1.    Software - Use the most reliable CPA or Tax Software.

2.    Records - Consolidate and separate your online or hard copy records. Download year end files while they are available.

3.    Income - Strategically defer income.

4.    E-File - The USA and some Countries allow for a free e-Filing of your taxes online.

5.    State Issues - Because some states have high taxes, consider tailoring your income, entities or donations to be effective for that state.

6.    Consider paying bills now to obtain more deductions for  this year.

7.    Gifting - Take advantage of annual exclusion gifts to fund college for loved ones or make gifts of stock or cash loved ones.

8.    Charity  - Do some extra charitable giving to causes that inspire you.

9.    Pre-Pay for your advertising now for 2019 to capture expenses?

10. Get your health care coverage and plan in place before year end.

11. Sell investments with losses and sell winning investments if possible to balance the sale to create no taxes. Remember, long term losses offset long term gains.

12. Maximize your retirement plan contributions. Example: USA, the maximum amount of money allowed to put in your retirement accounts is ($18,500 for 2018, $24,500 if you are age 50 or over).

13. Take your required minimum distributions (RMDs), Thus, start making regular minimum distributions from your traditional IRA by April 1st following the year in which you reach age 70 ½.

14. Engage in tax loss analysis, documentation or harvesting if allowable.

15. Flexible spending accounts - money that goes into the account for medical related bills avoids both income and Social Security taxes. You may have use it or lose it rules, thus spend on medical before Jan 1st or call your office to make sure your plan carries over the money to next year for a grace period.

16. Tax Prep Help - If you have trouble with filing, go to your local tax preparation office and ask for help. Usually the fee is small and they can get your refund fast.

 

** Many tips taken direct from the IRS website.  Consult with a licensed professional before making any important decision.

American Academy of Financial Management


 


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Online Free Project Management Courses - For Certification

Posted By George Mentz, Thursday, December 27, 2018

Take these Free courses, and submit your resume to us for Project Management Certification:

Here are the SOME FREE Project Management and Business Management  Online Courses.

  1. Quality Management Essentials https://www.udemy.com/quality-essentials/

 

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GAFM Financial News - Nov./Dec 2018 Tide for Investors Changed in November

Posted By George Mentz, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Federal Reserve has raised rates several times during the last year. The cost of borrowing money has gone up for both the private sector and for government. The average lending rate for a mortgage has shot up from 3.9% to around 5% in just one year.

Barron’s recently reported that large bank profits may increase 40% due to the Fed’s interest rate hikes.

Further, 40% of the holdings of companies like Berkshire Hathaway are said to be financial-related stocks. Therefore, many may benefit from this new stream of gains, or increased interest and dividends.

Additionally, a key expense of doing business is the cost of inventories not yet sold. Companies may need to pay interest on any of the inventory that is not selling. This affects primarily small business as big sellers such as Amazon and others do not hold the inventory.

In contrast, the FAANG stock losses and the tech FANG-over has begun. Big tech will still make plenty of money, but much of the tech industry’s budget will be consumed by paying interest on debt much like city, state and federal governments, the Street.com reported.

The main reason for normalizing interest rates is probably based on the Fed’s desire to shore up the financial sector’s sustainability.

Here Are Key Takeaways for the Month of November:

  • With 44 million Americans having student loan debt, lenders are well positioned to make more money but there would be less disposable income for working families in 2019.
  • There is also $9 trillion in corporate debt where everyone will be required to pay a higher rate of interest on borrowing or issuing bonds, CNBC reported.
  • Oil costs shot downward from around $74 down to about $52 per barrel while gold and silver prices remain relatively low.
  • President Donald Trump and Republicans won more seats in the US Senate but lost the House of Representatives. Thus, there may be two years of governmental gridlock, but the December House session may produce some bills to go to the Senate next year before Republicans are ousted from power.
  • Goldman Sachs said it is selling some positions and going to cash for their clients.
  • Some overseas markets are down for the year. China down 22% and Germany down 13%, Mexico down 15%, Korea down 16%. Thus, some international markets may be a good investment for 2019.
  • When interest rates are raised, stock markets have gone down 80% of the time. The markets have gone down 5% or more in the 16 rate increase cycles since World War II.

In one of my previous articles, I stated that there must be a happy medium, or a middle way, to implementing Fed interest rates when the economy is doing well. After the biggest market crash in history in 2000, we have learned that cranking up Fed rates too high can blow up an economy.

Based on all of this analysis, if the Fed hikes rates again, then Goldman Sachs is 100% correct that smart investors or potential retirees should consider selling stocks and going to a larger position of cash as a big correction can come.

People Who Will Make More Money:

  1. Big banks (Bank of America, Wells Fargo).
  2. Credit card companies.
  3. Student loan providers.
  4. Broker dealers and margin loan lenders (SCH Schwab, Ameritrade).
  5. Insurance companies.
  6. Mortgage lenders.
  7. CD holders and those utilizing fixed income investments.

People Who Will Earn Less Money Due to Higher Interest Rates

  1. Investors and retirees.
  2. Companies with high cost inventory like automakers, John Deere, etc.
  3. High tech start-ups that need capital.
  4. Adjustable loan holders.
  5. Those with credit card debt and student loans.
  6. Bond holders.
  7. Companies holding $9 trillion of corporate debt.

The objective of this summary is to illustrate the key issues of the month and help investors to see the big picture. Using these pieces of a financial puzzle, you may be able to better maneuver the investing world and better communicate with your advisers.

George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and crypto currency.



Read Newsmax: News You Can Use: Tide for Investors Changed in November | Newsmax.com

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