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Mario Romano Says “Show Me – Don’t Just Tell Me”

In Professionals, Uncategorized on December 20, 2010 at 8:17 am
Mario Romano

Mario Romano

Mario Romano and the team at Wealth Engineering believe that their online education and analysis platform is quite simply the best option available to individual investors. Mario Romano, CEO of Wealth Engineering, will tell you directly that “talk is cheap – results are what matter most!”

According to Mario Romano, Wealth Engineering markets the “Investview” product of Global Investor Services Inc., a publicly traded company providing online financial education, analysis tools and live webinar-based training to individual subscribers.

From Mario Romano’s perspective, what sets the Investview product apart is its live trading rooms. These live webinars are held five times per week and Mario Romano says that they demonstrate real trade strategies to students. Mario Romano explains that this is not training that uses examples from the past. Instead, Mario Romano says that students are able to apply the education and trade strategies to real trades and share performance from start to finish. “Most others tell you, while our platform demonstrates everything,” points out Mario Romano.

Mario Romano presents the approach of the platform as simple. Investview combines the three critical elements required:

  1. Education – Mario Romano says that everyone must have the training and knowledge to approach investing in the market intelligently.
  2. Analysis Tools – The tools to assess and evaluate the markets, companies and key financial information are critical, says Mario Romano, and this type of information was once available only to professionals.
  3. Application– The ability to apply the education and the analysis to real trades, notes Mario Romano, is the element of the solution that puts the Investview platform in a class of its own.

Mario Romano lives with the conviction that we are living in an age where we can be the most educated and informed investors in history. Mario Romano points out that information is available to everyone and it allows individuals the opportunity to participate in their own financial outcome. Mario Romano believes the Investview product platform will enable everyone to take control of his or her capital and become a “wealth engineer.”

Mario Romano dedicates his professional life to these objectives and strives to establish Wealth Engineering as a leader in providing financial education to the masses worldwide. For more information, Mario Romano can be reached at 732-889-4308.

Mario Romano began his Wall Street career at Lehman Brothers in 1982. From then until the beginning of the new millennium, Mario Romano held several executive positions with a select group of Wall Street institutions. Mario Romano also served as CEO of Romano Enterprises LLC from May 2000 through December 2004. In 2005, Mario Romano co-founded Wealth Engineering & Development and through their combined efforts, Mario Romano contributed to securing the largest contractual agreements for the InvestView platform of Global Investor Services Inc. Mario Romano has fine-tuned motivational skills that have allowed him to establish, grow and manage a group of over 100 retail stockbrokers. With over twenty-five years of Wall Street experience, Mario Romano believes the time has come for individuals to learn how to manage and grow their wealth. Mario Romano dedicates his professional life to these objectives and strives to solidify Wealth Engineering as a leader in providing financial education to the masses worldwide.

Jonathan Berkowitz Discusses a Relaxing Breathing Exercise Attributed to Yoga

In Health and Beauty on December 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Whether we like it or not, says Jonathan Berkowitz, everyone in the world is susceptible to stress. And, Jonathan Berkowitz points out, stress takes a very real toll on physical and mental health. Jonathan Berkowitz draws from the eastern tradition of Yoga to help his clients find relief from stress.

There is a practice in yoga, explains Jonathan Berkowitz, called pranayama. Jonathan Berkowitz says that pranayama is an age-old Sanskrit term meaning, “the lengthening of the breath” or “extension of the life force.” The great yogi masters, says Jonathan Berkowitz, understood the crucial connection between a good life and good breathing. Jonathan Berkowitz explains that pranayama is a disciplined from of abdominal breathing, also called belly breathing.

Well-practiced abdominal breathing, says Jonathan Berkowitz, is useful for many reasons. Licensed clinical social workers like Jonathan Berkowitz often suggest abdominal breathing exercises as a form of stress reduction and relaxation. In addition to being an exercise, says Jonathan Berkowitz, deep breathing is also meditative and helps enhance concentration and posture. It is no wonder, says Jonathan Berkowitz, that many western therapists and counselors regard pranayama so highly.

The basics of deep breathing, says Jonathan Berkowitz, can be remembered by the simple phrase “abdomen, chest – chest, abdomen.” Inhale deeply and slowly, says Jonathan Berkowitz, in your abdomen first until it is expanded. Then continue the same inhalation, says Jonathan Berkowitz, now expanding your chest. Exhale at the same steady pace, says Jonathan Berkowitz, first from your chest, finishing with your abdomen.

A great way to prepare for stressful times, says Jonathan Berkowitz, is to practice abdominal breathing before stress arrives. When you feel you are becoming stressed, advises Jonathan Berkowitz, take stock of your breathing pattern by putting one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest. If only the hand on your chest is rising and falling with your breaths, notes Jonathan Berkowitz, then you are not breathing with your abdomen.

To practice abdominal breathing, Jonathan Berkowitz suggests beginning by relaxing the stomach. While breathing in deeply, says Jonathan Berkowitz, let the stomach expand with the breath. When the belly has expanded with the breath, continues Jonathan Berkowitz, continue the inhalation as it expands the chest. After inhaling a full breath, says Jonathan Berkowitz, exhale gradually in reverse order. Let the chest fall first as the air leaves the body, explains Jonathan Berkowitz, followed by the belly. Repeat these soothing breaths, says Jonathan Berkowitz, to ease tension and alleviate worry. Abdominal breathing like this can be practiced at any time, says Jonathan Berkowitz, even while driving.

About Jonathan Berkowitz

Jonathan Berkowitz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Queens College in Flushing, New York in 1994. Following studies at the Long Island University, Jonathan Berkowitz became a certified school social worker and school Psychologist in 1997. Jonathan Berkowitz earned a Masters of Clinical Social Work from New York University in 1999, and later was recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). In 2000, Jonathan Berkowitz was issued a Post Masters certificate in Early Childhood and Adolescence Psychotherapy. Jonathan Berkowitz obtained Post Masters certification in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Association of Psychotherapy in New York City in 2002.

It was while Jonathan Berkowitz was studying at Queens College that he served in the Brooklyn Public Schools as a special Education Instructor from 1993-1994. Jonathan Berkowitz also served as a school Psychologist and Social Worker in Brooklyn with the Board of Education. Additionally, Jonathan Berkowitz did an internship in social work at Maimonides Psychiatric Outpatient in Brooklyn.

During 1999 and 2000 Jonathan Berkowitz worked as an outpatient social worker, MSW, CSW at New Hope Guild in Brooklyn, New York. Jonathan Berkowitz served as Administrative Assistant, MSW, and LMSW at Fordham Tremont Center in Bronx, New York during 2003-2004. Additionally, Jonathan Berkowitz offered his services as Clinical Social Worker, MSW, and CSW to the Jewish Board of Family & Children Services in Brooklyn, New York from 2002 through 2006.

During 2004–2005, Jonathan Berkowitz worked at the Bikur Cholim Department of Clinical Services in Rockland, New York as Administrative Director, MSW, and LMSW. Jonathan Berkowitz currently maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey focusing on children, adolescents, couples, and families.

To contact Jonathan Berkowitz, call 646-338-5424 or email For more information about his services visit

Tire Works Offers Top Quality Programs and Guarantees

In Automotive on December 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm

On top of great prices and free services, the experts at Tire Works are known for prompt, high-quality automotive repairs and maintenance. Stocked with a full selection of tires and offering premium quality repair services, Tire Works specializes in personalized convenient service. Because the Tire Works ASE certified technicians are not on commission, Tire Works assures customers that they will not suggest unnecessary work. According to management, the Tire Works company owners believe that if they pay employees what they are worth, they are more likely to give their heart to the work. This is a fundamental commerce ethic that drives the Tire Works business model.

Tire Works accommodates the busy schedules of customers with a convenient computerized reservation system. The friendly staff at Tire Works can schedule a reservation, issue a confirmation number, reserve the parts and honor a customer’s appointment. This way it is possible to show up at Tire Works and get a car right into the shop with no waiting. Tire Works also believes in business transparency and will not refuse a customer the opportunity to inspect his or her car. If a Tire Works customer is curious about the progress of the work being done on their vehicle, a friendly Tire Works technician will take them on a walk-through to the automobile and explain the job.

Tire Works is also proud to offer a 30-Day Limited Ride Guarantee. If a customer is not satisfied with their Tire Works tire purchase, they can be returned to Tire Works within 30 days of purchase for full credit toward any other set of tires. The Tire Works 30-Day Limited Ride Guarantee applies to selected manufacturers and it is always recommended to ask a Tire Works associate for complete details before purchasing tires.

The Tire Works Inspection Program is the best way to get quantifiable facts before making a decision about brake work. With the Inspection Program, Tire Works measures and compares the pads, shoes, rotors, drums and brake fluid levels of an automobile. Tire Works then compares these findings to the manufacturer’s specifications for the vehicle. The Tire Works Inspection Program takes the guesswork out of brake work.

However, Tire Works services cover much more than just tires and brakes. Tire Works performs wheel alignments with computer precision and clear documentation. ASE certified craftsmen give customers informational printouts of the car’s alignment before the job is done. This gives Tire Works customers an opportunity to compare their alignment to the manufacturers recommended settings before deciding on a wheel alignment. After the job is completed, Tire Works furnishes customers with a fresh alignment printout so they can personally verify the changes.

Priority #1 at Tire Works is customer satisfaction. To this end, Tire Works frequently assesses the quality of the customer service at all of their locations. Tire Works does this through customer interviews and other forms of research. Tire Works management will also occasionally check a “secret shopper” car into their own shops to assess the quality of service.

For more information about Tire Works, or to contact the professional team at Tire Works, please call (702) 365-TIRE (8473).

About Tire Works

In May, 2004 Jeff and Roshie Weightman opened the first Tire Works store in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The Weightman’s vision and ambition for Tire Works was clear. Their mission was to support the local community through hands-on involvement and generous donations from Tire Works to programs like Toys For Tots, Christmas Angel, Coats For Kids, Nevada Rape Crisis Center and many more.

Jeff and Roshie Weightman promised that Tire Works would offer the best prices and best service to Las Vegas residents. Tire Works got the message out through television, radio and print advertising, and the public responded. Over the next four years Tire Works grew aggressively as 12 additional stores were opened in the Las Vegas Valley. Today Tire Works is one of the leading independent tire and service dealers in Nevada with more than 150 employees and 14 Tire Works locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.  The Weightmans are opening 9 more Tire Works stores in Las Vegas, with plans to expand Tire Works into Arizona.

Jeff Weightman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tire Works Total Car Care.  Thirty-five years of experience in the tire and automotive service industry included many years with Bridgestone Firestone of North America before he co-founded Tire Works.  Mr. Weightman is responsible for the overall strategic management of Tire Works Total Car Care.  He is a graduate of San Jose State University with a B.S. in Business.

Roshie Weightman serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Tire Works Total Car Care.  Mrs. Weightman is a graduate of San Jose State University with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Finance.  She earned a Jurist Doctorate degree in Law from the Santa Clara School of Law and practiced law for 11 years prior to starting a software design company, selling it and then later, co-founding Tire Works. Mrs. Weightman is responsible for the overall growth and development of Tire Works Total Car Care.

Tire Works’ veteran retail sales expert with more than 25 years of experience in the tire industry, Keith Sullivan, is responsible for Tire Works’ branding and sales efforts.  Mr. Sullivan came to Tire Works from Big O Tires, growing its sales portfolio roughly 50% during his tenure there. Sullivan also served as senior Vice President of Retail with Tire Kingdom TBC Corporation in Florida, where he supervised the sales and marketing of 400 stores and with Bridgestone/Firestone USA where he held a Zone Vice President position over 329 stores in the Northeastern United States.

Controller Jenni Fayle joined Tire Works after seven years in public accounting.  She is a graduate of Nevada State College with a degree in Business Management and Accounting.  Ms. Fayle has streamlined the accounting department at Tire Works into one of the most thorough and efficient in the industry.

Tire Works offers a full range of tires and high quality repair services. Free services offered at Tire Works include tire rotations and flat repairs and a “Best Price on Tires Guarantee” for up to 30 days after purchase. Tire Works tires also come with a 30-Day Ride Guarantee. Additionally, Tire Works provides computerized monitoring of inventory to ensure that tires and parts are always in stock at every Tire Works location. Tire Works service technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Tire Works offers the best warranties on brakes, shocks and automotive services. It is the goal of the entire team at Tire Works to have 100% customer satisfaction in regard to quality, friendliness, professional care and time to completion.

Guy Asaro Weighs in on the Energy Saving Potential of the Green Movement

In Real Estate on December 4, 2010 at 6:38 am

The green movement has a lot of permutations, notes Guy Asaro, and each professional must apply it to their particular industry. In most instances, says McMillin Homes president Guy Asaro, the green movement involves conserving energy and materials thorough imaginative and innovative methods. Guy Asaro’s particular interest is in greening the residential building and land use industry to which he has dedicated his professional career.

Working hands-on in the building and real estate industries since the 1980s, Guy Asaro brings a unique and seasoned perspective to the modern home building market. Green living is inevitable, says Guy Asaro, not merely a good idea. The days of wasteful energy use, explains Guy Asaro, have gone the way of the dodo bird. A real estate developer cannot compete in today’s market, adds Guy Asaro, without incorporating facets of the green movement into his or her work.

According to Guy Asaro, designing a land use plan involves several aspects of conservation. One significant aspect of conservation, says Guy Asaro, is the land use factor. The land plan itself, notes Guy Asaro, must be geared toward saving energy. Guy Asaro also points out that building offices that are close to residences can shorten or eliminate automobile commutes. Retail centers should be near enough to the residential clusters, says Guy Asaro, so that residents do not have to get in their car and drive each time they want to shop. People that drive less, says Guy Asaro, will conserve our overall consumption of fossil fuel and spend more time walking on the area’s quaint sidewalks and trails. In fact, the more significant places residents can reach on foot, adds Guy Asaro, the higher the reported levels of residential satisfaction. The community strengthening effect of increased pedestrian activity, concludes Guy Asaro, is a great beneficial side effect of reduced car traffic.

About Guy Asaro

Guy Asaro currently serves as President of McMillin Homes, one of The Corky McMillin Companies.  Guy Asaro is a 28 year veteran of the real estate industry. Guy Asaro joined the Corky McMillin organization in 2004 and was made president of the homebuilding operations in 2007.  Guy Asaro also serves as a member of the five-person Executive Committee for The Corky McMillin Companies which guides the operations and strategic planning for the entire Corky McMillin organization.

In his position as president, Guy Asaro is the overseer of McMillin’s four regional home building divisions including Southern California, Central Valley and Bakersfield in California and San Antonio, Texas. Guy Asaro supervises all aspects of the home-building operations including planning, product development, construction, sales and marketing and after sale customer service, as well as mortgage and escrow services.

McMillin Homes is in its 50th year of doing business and has built approximately 30,000 homes primarily throughout the state of California.  McMillin Homes closed 1,107 homes in 2007, 830 homes in 2008, and 825 homes in 2009 companywide.

Prior to becoming the president of McMillin Homes, Guy Asaro held the position of senior vice president of land acquisition and planning for sister company McMillin Land Development.  Before joining the Corky McMillin organization, Guy Asaro was a vice-president of The Eastlake Company for five years and also ran his own development company.  Guy Asaro has previous experience including holding an executive position with both The Baldwin Company and Pacific Bay Homes.

Guy Asaro is very active in community affairs for the real estate industry.  Guy Asaro currently serves on the Building Industry Association of San Diego County’s Board of Directors and is a past president of its South County Division.  Guy Asaro has also served as a member of the Chula Vista Mayor’s Task Force on School Issues, Budget Oversight Committee for the Chula Vista Elementary School District and SR-125 Development Task Force.

Guy Asaro received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Redlands.  Guy Asaro lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife Chelsea and their three children.

Yochanan Berkowitz Discusses the Fundamentals of Skiing

In Home and Family on December 4, 2010 at 5:58 am

Growing up in the northeast, Yochanan Berkowitz has developed an appreciation for the outdoor sport of skiing.  Yochanan Berkowitz reports that skiing can offer an exhilarating release for someone that has a lot on his or her mind. The sport brings a skiier in direct congress with nature, says Yochanan Berkowitz, as he or she travels over the snowy expanses of open land.

Yochanan Berkowitz points out, however, that skiing is a sport with a higher learning curve than many others. To ski well requires training and practice, says Yochanan Berkowitz, and some brief formal instruction is necessary as well. The key element of skiing, says Yochanan Berkowitz, is maintaining balance. Balance is best maintained, says Yochanan Berkowitz, by mastering the correct stance.

According to Yochanan Berkowitz, the correct skiing posture involves standing with feet shoulder width apart and toes pointing slightly inward, drawing the heels slightly apart. The next step is to bend the waist, instructs Yochanan Berkowitz, and fan the arms out slightly to lower the center of gravity. Body weight should be evenly distributed, notes Yochanan Berkowitz, on the heels and the balls of the feet. This balanced stance, says Yochanan Berkowitz, is the best way to maintain control and speed while skiing.

Yochanan Berkowitz suggests practicing this stance at home prior to putting on ski gear. When it comes to controlling yourself on your skis, says Yochanan Berkowitz, it’s all in the feet. Wherever direction the feet are turned, explains Yochanan Berkowitz, is where the skis will go. Before shoving off, Yochanan Berkowitz suggests lifting one leg at a time and turning the feet gently to the left and to the right. This exercise will get a skier used to the encumbrance and responsiveness of the skis, instructs Yochanan Berkowitz. Being strapped into skis is not a natural position for the feet, explains Yochanan Berkowitz, and it is best to spend some time getting used to this before tackling any runs.

About Yochanan Berkowitz

Yochanan Berkowitz began his professional studies in Psychology at Queens College in Flushing, New York. In 1994, Yochanan Berkowitz earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and following further studies Yochanan Berkowitz was awarded a Masters of Clinical Social Work. Later Yochanan Berkowitz received the designation of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

During his studies at Queens College, Yochanan Berkowitz had the opportunity to employ his passion for helping others in the New York City Public Schools as a special Education Instructor in Brooklyn from 1993-1994. Yochanan Berkowitz also served for several years as a school Psychologist and Social Worker with the Brooklyn Board of Education. Several years were also spent doing an internship in social work at Maimonides Psychiatric Outpatient in Brooklyn.

In 1997, Yochanan Berkowitz became a certified school social worker and school Psychologist following studies at the Long Island University. Yochanan Berkowitz received his Masters of Clinical Social Work two years later from New York University. Completing additional studies in his chosen field, Yochanan Berkowitz obtained a Post Masters certification in Early Childhood and Adolescence Psychotherapy in 2000 and Gestalt Therapy certification from the Gestalt Association of Psychotherapy in New York City in 2002.

Yochanan Berkowitz used his experience to serve in Brooklyn as an outpatient social worker, MSW, CSW at the New Hope Guild from 1999-2000. Yochanan Berkowitz added breadth to his vocational opportunities while serving as Administrative Assistant, MSW, and LMSW at Fordham Tremont Center in Bronx, New York during the years of 2003-2004. While there, Yochanan Berkowitz began offering his skills as a Clinical Social Worker, MSW, and CSW at the Jewish Board of Family & Children Services in Brooklyn New York.

The years 2004 and 2005 found Yochanan Berkowitz at the Bikur Cholim Department of Clinical Services in Rockland, New York where he was the Administrative Director, MSW, and LMSW. Currently Yochanan Berkowitz maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey that primarily serves children, adolescents, couples, and families.

To contact Yochanan Berkowitz by telephone, call 646-338-5424. Yochanan Berkowitz can also be reached via email at For more information about his private practice visit