Born In Vietnam, Made In America...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Business/Finance

From time to time, The Patriots Press hears about a company that is either a cut above the rest or something less than that and puts a spotlight on them.  This story is about a company that is in a class all by itself.

Ben Nguyen and his family are a reflection of everything that is right about and how to make it in America. Way back in 1980 Ben arrived in America from his native Vietnam, and like a lot of legal immigrants, he didn’t have much going for him except a strong work ethic and a desire to create a better life for himself and his family.  A skilled machinist, Ben can pretty much do anything with his hands, and a quick look around his wife’s Nail Salon “Sapphire” proves that out.

That beautiful salon is really the combined effort of his and his wife’s lifetime of hard work.  While Ben still plies his talents with millwork and such, his wife Sophia always had a dream of owning her own shop to ply her talents, and along with daughter Kristine, that dream has become a reality.  

You should know that Sophia’s ties to America go way, way back to the day she was born in Saigon.  There was a curfew but babies don’t know about curfews, and Sophia decided to break that curfew when she made her debut.  Her mother was frantically trying to make her way to a hospital when she encountered American Troops.  Those troops saw clearly that in the midst of who knows what might have been going on, new life was emerging, and they got her to the hospital safely and the rest is Sophia’s history.  

Very recently, Sophia and Ben decided to take an entrepreneurial risk and pooled their resources, and they are now the proud owners of Sapphire Nails and Spa in Stuart.  Almost lost in a small strip mall among the car dealerships along that stretch of SE Federal Hwy., the location, a good spot with lots of parking, allows them to do what they do best; work hard with their heads down and blinders on, and offer their customers the very best of service at almost ridiculously reasonable prices.  In fact, they don’t even feel comfortable taking big tips because they don’t want their customers to feel obliged.  All they want to do is offer their great service humbly and repeatedly to their growing family of customers.

Besides the pride they apply to every service they offer, there is something much bigger which caught my attention immediately.  They remember the past and are so happy to be in America and understand what they have; Sophia cannot help but tear up when talking about her journey.  They could have simply done what so many do and look for a handout, but they didn’t.  Instead, they recognized and believe what President John F. Kennedy said so long ago during his inauguration speech; “…ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  They get it that by owning their own business they are contributing to the fabric of this nation and giving back.  They know only too well that they could not achieve the life they are having where they came from.  Sophia may need an interpreter much of the time, and there may be a bit of broken English here and there, however these are people who personify what being an American is all about.  The end result is not simply good work, because anyone can do that; they do amazing work that will elicit many oohs and aahs from your friends and family, and even the simplest of services is a work of art that they take much deserved pride in. 

I have to say, I’m just a guy with a keyboard who doesn’t know from finger nails; however their menu offers everything from manicures and pedicures to massages and waxing, and lots of other stuff I’ve never even heard of that you can pamper yourself with.  They also have special pricing for your little ones who are also welcome.  

You will find them at 4336 SE Federal Hwy. in Stuart, FL  34997.  While they welcome walk in customers, I believe that may become tougher and tougher to do as word about them spreads, so to make an appointment for your “afternoon vacation” at Sapphire Nails and Spa, call (722) 266-8105 and talk to Kristine.  She’ll take care of the rest.

The Patriots Press gives this business all five of our “Made In America” Stars.

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Time To Get Ready...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Business/Finance

Are you Ready…?!  I ask that question a lot lately, and I know a lot of people who are starting to understand the need.  I myself am getting ready and reaching as many people as I can as a new distributor with the Ready Network to teach them how they can also be ready.  

Ready for what you ask…?!  In these uncertain times, we don’t know what the next day or moment might bring our way.  A storm or other natural calamity, financial collapse, or maybe you just want to be ready to enjoy nature with your family and friends.  Whatever it is, we have what you need and we are adding products all the time.

I recently visited with my friend Wild Bill for America, and as you can see from this short video, Bill is also getting ready and I am pleased to announce has joined me as a distributor himself.  

Please have a listen to the video and visit the website to learn more about this amazing company and the simple business opportunity.  For more information and to get started, you can reach me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or on my cell if you are one of my many friends.

We are actively seeking smart, business minded people around the country and soon around the world to become independent distributors with this new company set to launch into one of the biggest market trends in America.  

Won't you please join us...?

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Are You Ready For "What If...?"

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Business/Finance

At a time when we see and hear about things going crazy on a daily basis; insane storms and natural disasters of Biblical proportions, the very real threat of external and internal attack, EMP’s, and other horrific scenarios such as economic collapses, we have to be ready for the “what if.”

You don’t own insurance for your home, car, business, health and life because you really want to; you own it because you want to be ready to protect yourself and your family, and you know it is better to have them and not need them, than to need them and not have them.  You probably own a gun or several for the same reasons..!  

So what if you woke up tomorrow and you notice that there are no lights on, your computer won’t turn on, your cell phone is either dead or if you’re among the few lucky ones, scratchy at best.  Then you take a walk outside and notice some of your neighbors wandering about experiencing the same thing, all wondering what might be going on.  Next you decide to jump in your car to take a drive and check the surrounding area; and just as your neighbors are soon to find out about their own cars, it won’t start..!  Right about then you notice that no electronic devices are working anywhere.

Maybe someone hears something on a ham radio or something like that, and maybe you start getting some sketchy details that something really bad has happened.  Whatever authorities that might be around aren’t saying much, if anything and maybe you hear the constant drone of emergency sirens in the distance, and/or see plumes of smoke from fires.  Suddenly you might be starting to consider that maybe the proverbial “stuff has hit the fan.” 

Perhaps things aren’t quite that apocalyptic and it’s “only” a severe natural disaster such as we all witnessed recently in Louisiana, or maybe you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who just got a real scary reminder of what can happen from Hurricane Matthew and the bullet that was dodged in South Florida.  For the most part, we got lucky this time.

Do you know what you would do when an emergency like that hurricane actually does hit land..?  Do you have a plan..?  

Do you have any way of protecting yourself and your loved ones, and maybe help a neighbor..?  Do you have any sort of dry food or water supply, or a way to purify any water source you might happen upon..?  Have you stocked up on things like flashlights, batteries (which may not work) blankets, guns and ammo, MRE’s, fuel or any of the other things you might need..?  Do you have a meeting place set up or know of a place to retreat to..?  If cash should become worthless as in other places, do you have a means of tangible trade such as some sort of precious metal coins, ammo, alcohol, or other items that could become immediate currency..? You may have even discussed the possibility of such a scenario with friends in the past, and maybe you know one or two families that are “preppers” and have been impressed with their on the spot readiness.  The question still remains however; are you ready…?

If the answer to all or most of those questions is no, you really need to start thinking about it, because the reality is that while we all hope things will never deteriorate like that or a that a killer storm won’t actually land in your area, it is not a matter of if, it is really a matter of when, and you don’t want to be found lacking at a critical moment when seconds count.

My friends, you do not need to be unprepared, and you do not need to outlay a ton of money to get ready. If you visit your local “big box” outdoor sporting goods store you’ll see a number of individual emergency “bug out” items.  For the most part, you’ll find that to learn about and stock up on enough of the most important items could take months or years as you learn what you need to get and what you can do without. If you opt for one of the “bug out” packages that these stores carry, you will likely find them inadequate and priced well over a thousand dollars.

You’re going to need things like a small solar charging panel and devices that can be used with it, a real compass or two, a tent and a sleeping bag, a sharp hatchet and knife, a machete, a good fire starter, a sling shot capable of bringing down small game if you don’t have a gun, some compact fishing gear, a good first aid kit, and other assorted items; and you need it to be as compact and lite as possible.  

Enter the Ready Network.

The Ready Network is devoted to offering everything I’ve described above and a whole lot more for when the time comes to “bug out” or even if you simply want to go camping and enjoy the beauty of nature with friends and family for a weekend.  The only thing not included for obvious reasons is any sort of firearm; which I personally would suggest for anyone to add along with at least some MRE’s which will be available soon.  They also offer a great way to make some extra part time dollars or even a whole lot of dollars by sharing the products with your family and friends.

I invite you to visit the Ready Network website here to learn more about the product line and opportunity, and call with any questions.  Don’t keep putting it off; if you’re like many people, you’ve waited and thought about this long enough; the time to do something about it is now before the next whatever hits.  


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Never pay for Auto maintenance or repairs again…..*

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Business/Finance

Picture this.  You’re driving along to or from work, or maybe just a leisurely cruise, when suddenly and for no reason, your ride just stops and leaves you stranded, and facing a potentially budget busting repair bill.

If you’re like most people and have been driving for a while, this will probably become a reality one day.  Even if it doesn’t, because you’re the type who maintains your ride according to manufacturer recommendations, you will still find yourself with an average of about $1200* - $1500* a year in routine maintenance.  Such maintenance includes oil changes, brakes, batteries, tires, tune-ups, (yeah, they still do them) and all the rest.

What if I told you that this condition could become a thing of the past?  What if I told you that there is a way to never pay for a scheduled maintenance or emergency repair ever again?  What if I told you that what I’m talking about amounts to just about a third of your normal maintenance/repair expense per year?

You might think me crazy; however I assure you that I’m not.  In fact, there is such a program available right now, and it’s called  

I sat down with President and Founder Nathan Reardon the other day and he explained to me how simple his program is. In a nutshell, once you become a member, you no longer have to worry about the cost of maintaining or repairing your vehicle.  Those costs are covered 100% with no deductible or fine print as long as you remain a member.  

Here’s where it gets really beautiful.  Have you ever brought your vehicle to your mechanic for a concern and he calls you later with the bad news that you need an expensive repair?  Then, lo and behold, after you begrudgingly authorize him to fix it, he found something else that needed fixing while he was doing it?  Your heart starts beating a little faster, you start a little mental panic…that brother-in-law that knows about cars isn’t available, and you have to decide right then and there to believe the mechanic and spend way more money than you have available.

How cool would it be if that whole dynamic was gone?  How cool would it be if you brought your car in for a repair or maintenance and they discovered some stuff you didn’t even know about….and they just fixed it, and you owe them nothing?!  That’s right, you owe them nothing, because you are a member and, accept for body, glass, and trim work your membership covers all repairs to your vehicle…including “wear” items.

Did you ever have a belt or hose go and take the water pump with it, the A/C is suddenly not so cold, maybe the power steering pump stopped pumping, or the brakes stopped stopping?  Maybe the starter and/or battery have seen better days, or maybe even the engine seized and is now a useless block of metal?!  Name the problem, it’s covered.  Period!  

No more calls from “Joe the mechanic” with additional bad news.  If a tech detects an issue with your vehicle, he/she will simply fix it and get you on the road again as soon as possible.  If it’s a major thing, they’ll let you know the time frame and help you with alternate transportation while the repair is made.

Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?  Well, I’m here to tell you, this is the real deal, and it works as follows.

All registered vehicles that are within 15 years of the date of manufacture and under 300,000 miles are eligible for membership.  You simply bring your car in for an original and thorough inspection, which is going to cost you $49.99*, because naturally they can't just let you sign up with a major problem on your hands; after all, business is business.  

Once the car is inspected and approved by MembershipAuto’s ASE Certified techs, starting on day one, if/when something comes up, they own it.  Your responsibility is to keep your monthly membership fees up to date and come in for free appointments.  That’s it.

Additionally, since they are about to go national, it doesn’t matter where you are when you need service.  Simply open up your app and find a nearby location…they’ll do the rest.

There is another feature that is part of membership.  At some point your vehicle may cross the line where repairing/maintaining it is no longer viable, and when that day comes, is able to assist you in purchasing a reliable replacement vehicle via its affiliated network of certified new and used car dealerships.

At this point you’re probably thinking, “yeah, but how much is the membership?”  Good question…glad you asked.

The program is simple.  On the low end with a 4 Cylinder vehicle you’re looking at $39.99* per month.  On the high end with a “Premium” vehicle, you’re looking at $99.99* per month.  By “Premium” they are talking about luxury lines of vehicles that simply cost more to repair.

Okay, you probably have a few questions right about now, and if you CLICK HERE for the short video, those questions will be answered.  If you still have questions, you can contact the company via the WEBSITE and leave a question, and you’ll get a prompt response, probably from Nathan himself.

By the way, Nathan knows that people also own, operate and maintain Motorcycles, Boats, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Lawn Mowers, Farm Tractors, etc.  There will be programs for all of those items, so once you’re happy with what they do for your main ride, you can trust them with your other equipment.   

So there it is, finally, an auto repair company you can trust to take proper care of your vehicle without costing you an arm and a leg.  Refreshing, don’t you think?

Cds made tapes obsolete. DVD made VHS obsolete. Membership Auto made paying for vehicle service and repairs obsolete.

 ~Nathan Reardon, President/Founder 

You can also find and follow Membership Auto on all major Social Media by clicking whichever you prefer: Facebook, Twitter, YoutubePinterestInstagram, and Foursquare.

*See associate for details.

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Another Financial Exec found dead

Written by Fox News on . Posted in Business/Finance

Publisher's note:  Something very strange is going on in the financial world as the bodies of executives are stacking up like cord wood as one after one is meeting their end via mysterious circumstances.

Fox News:  It appears Bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life.

Autumn Ratke a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28.  Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results. Ratke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.

Ratke’s death brings the number of questionable financial sector deaths this year to eight. On Feb. 18 a 33-year-old JPMorgan finance pro leaped to his death the roof of the JPMorgan’s 30-story Hong Kong office tower.

Li Junjie’s suicide marked the third mysterious death of a JPMorgan banker. So far, there is no other known link between any of the deaths.

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