A Guaranteed Retirement Income for Life
Everybody knows the longer you wait to take Social Security, the larger your monthly benefit check will be. Waiting until your full retirement age (66 for those retiring today) will significantly increase the amount that is deposited into your checking account each month. Holding off until age 70 will increase it even more – by 8 percent a year – once you have reached full retirement age.
But few people realize there are many other ways to increase their Social Security benefits, including the File and Suspend and Restricted Application strategies, says Dwayne Hiltner, president of Hilt Financial Group LLC. The Baltimore-based financial services firm specializes in 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and CD rollovers and in creating guaranteed lifetime retirement incomes, with particular expertise in maximizing Social Security benefits. …Read More
Keeping the Nation’s Technological Infrastructure Running Smoothly
Today’s world runs on information, which moves via systems, infrastructure and applications, often involving a high level of sensitivity and security.
That’s true in government and it’s true in business. Its importance is why so many decision makers in federal departments from defense to intelligence to space exploration to diplomacy, along with state and local governments, civilian agencies and commercial industries, trust DKW Communications for their information technology needs. …Read More
Returning D.C.’s Waterfront
to the People
While this baseball season had the Washington Nationals often “going yard” in hitting home runs, just over their home ballpark’s right-field wall is where The Yards truly begins. Washington, D.C.’s premier urban mixed-use waterfront development project, The Yards, is now hitting its stride. This 42-acre waterfront site, formerly part of the historic Washington Navy Yard, is being reborn through the efforts of Forest City, a $10.6 billion residential and commercial real estate owner, developer and manager that won the rights to redevelop the site in 2004. …Read More
Customer Service and Data Security
When it comes to customer relationship management, having the right technology in place makes all the difference. Consider the Veteran who calls a Veterans Affairs (VA) help desk in need of a medical evaluation. The nurse on the other end would be hard-pressed to serve the patient if she couldn’t access real-time information about his or her case history.
Developing infrastructure that powers, enhances and safeguards customer service programs—this is the primary …Read More
Tier10 uses a data-driven strategy to generate highly effective Advertising and Marketing Campaigns
Loving what you do for a living is a goal not everyone achieves. There’s a reason they call it “work.” Let’s face it. Most people trudge through the day exhausted, counting down the hours, and leaving their place of employment uninspired.
That is not the case for Justin Byrd and Tier10. In early 2013, Justin became president and a partner of Tier10, after a long, successful career as an executive at one of the Big 3 Auto manufacturers. Tier10 is a full-service advertising and marketing agency specializing …Read More
Washington D.C.’s Apartment Experts
More than 25 years ago, Beth and Scott Ross decided to add another facet to their marriage – business. To better manage Scott’s first multifamily asset, Beth Ross formed ROSS Management Services in their basement. She started with three employees and 128 apartments.
Fast-forward to 2013, and the ROSS Companies’ offices consume a floor of a Bethesda office building and the ROSS team is 300-strong.
The ROSS executive team possesses more than 100 years of combined multifamily experience from many national firms. Its portfolio is purposefully based in the Washington, D.C. metro area and is comprised of 28 communities, totaling more than 10,000 apartments. Ross is very proud of her company – and how she grew it. …Read More
Innovation Policy Powerhouse
They say it’s not what you know. It’s who
you know. And nowhere is that truer than in Washington, D.C. But what if you could combine the who with the what and add the how? The result would be TechVision21, a technology and policy consulting firm that helps clients develop and execute strategies to advance their policies, programs and funding interests in Washington.
As a former White House staffer and Senate-confirmed assistant secretary of technology policy
at the U.S. Department of Commerce, TechVision21 President Kelly Carnes and her team are well-connected across government and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. “But we do so much more than just whip out a list of contacts and make introductions,” she says. …Read More
Wealthy Families Find Uncommon Solutions
Chevy Chase Trust Managing Director Deborah (“Deb”) Gandy is redefining what it means to provide the highest caliber of comprehensive investment and financial management to wealthy individuals and their families. Working closely with some of the Washington area’s most elite families, Gandy emphasizes a very personal approach which has become all too uncommon in a world of institutionalized wealth management.
“The key is customization. Why should anyone choose to be shoehorned into a preconceived …Read More
Helping Multinational Corporations Navigate Faraway Markets
For corporations looking to do business in frontier markets around the globe, the prospect can be intimidating. The risks, potentially dire. The outcome, as uncertain as it gets. Apart from having firsthand, on-the-ground experience in these parts of the world, how do companies pursue overseas opportunities in a way that truly protects and advances their long-term interests?
First and foremost, they would do well to partner with attorney Robert R. Amsterdam, founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP. …Read More
Larger-Firm Talent in a Smaller Practice
For years, attorneys at Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC practiced their skills at larger law firms, serving the needs of Fortune 500 clients.
Big law firms may work fine for Fortune 500 clients, but what about smaller companies? What about companies that are not Fortune 500-size but still need sophisticated legal help in crucial business areas? Don’t they merit high-caliber counsel, too? …Read More