Wednesday, October 3, 2012

College Applicants Now Have Access to Same High-End Assistance Previously Only Available to a Select Few

College Admissions Insider Advice Previously Only Available at $14,000 Workshops is Now Open to Students Everywhere Through an Interactive Online Program

Malibu, California, October 03, 2012 - Parents have been willing to pay almost any price to get their children into Boston-based Application Boot Camp®, the four-day workshop known for its effectiveness in helping students get into the country’s most competitive universities. For the past nine years, the $14,000 program has had a waiting list as only a few dozen students each year have been able to get step-by-step college application advice from Dr. Michele Hernández and Mimi Doe, two of the nation’s premier college admissions counselors. Now, Hernández and Doe have partnered with Veritas Prep, the world’s largest privately-owned provider of test prep and admissions consulting services, to launch Application Boot Camp® on Demand, bringing the program’s step-by-step application assistance to students everywhere as they navigate the complex college admissions process.

“Veritas Prep is delighted to partner with Michele and Mimi to share their unparalleled knowledge and expertise about college admissions with a broader audience,” said Chad Troutwine, co-founder and CEO of Veritas Prep. “This is the ultimate game changer in college admissions. Now, with Application Boot Camp on Demand, students and families everywhere can get valuable intelligence on how to navigate the complex college application process and complete their college applications from two of the nation’s most sought after college admissions experts.”

Sharing secrets and strategies gained from more than a decade of helping students successfully apply to the most prestigious American colleges and universities, Dr. Hernández and Ms. Doe guide students as they complete all elements of the Common Application and actually build their own college applications with the program’s assistance. By the end of the program, students have a completed Common Application and supplemental essays and are ready to submit their college applications using the unique Application Boot Camp® system.

Dr. Hernández is the former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College and author of several best selling books on college admissions, including A is for Admission and Acing the College Application. She also co-authored Don’t Worry You’ll Get In! with Ms. Doe, who in addition to her work in college admissions is a renowned parenting expert and award-winning author. More than a decade ago, Dr. Hernández and Ms. Doe founded Application Boot Camp®, which is a four-day in-person workshop offered several times a year. For the past nine years, the workshops have been filled to capacity with a waiting list.

“Application Boot Camp on Demand takes the guesswork out of the process by giving students a behind the curtain look at how admissions officers evaluate applications, allowing them to make strategic decisions about how they highlight the qualities and characteristics that will get them noticed by admissions committees,” said Dr. Hernández. “By offering the program via an interactive online program, we now have the opportunity to work with students everywhere and expand access to this valuable intelligence to ensure a more level playing field where the tools, resources and information students need to set themselves apart in this highly competitive environment are readily available. It was important to us to find a way to reach more students and Veritas Prep is the perfect partner,” added Ms. Doe.

The cost to register for Application Boot Camp on Demand is $750. The program features a library of quizzes and interactive exercises in addition to twelve self-paced sessions led by Dr. Hernández and Ms. Doe:

* Standardized Testing Plan

* The 80/20 Rule (Academics vs. Extra-Curriculars)

* Admissions Hooks

* Application Timing Strategy

* The Common Application

* The Activity Sheet

* The Essays in Depth

* The Interview

* Recommendations

* Application Supplements

* Parent Guide

* International Student Guide

To learn more about Application Boot Camp on Demand and Veritas Prep, visit

About Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep is the world’s largest privately-owned provider of test prep and admissions consulting services. It offers industry-leading programs to help applicants improve standardized test scores and gain admission to the world’s most selective universities. Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep offers its live classroom GMAT prep course in more than 90 cities worldwide and as an interactive online course available to students everywhere. Its Veritas Prep SAT 2400 course is available as a classroom course, live online, on demand or in private SAT tutoring sessions and features the only zero risk, money back guarantee in the industry. In addition, Veritas Prep offers admissions consulting services for applicants seeking entry into competitive business schools, law schools, medical schools and other graduate programs. For more information, visit  For more information on Application Boot Camp, visit

Lindsey (Mikal) Read
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
937 408 9321

Walters Realty Group Becomes Exclusive Real Estate Partner at and has entered into an exclusive partnership with Charlie Walters to showcase the firm’s MLS listings and multi-media content on and

Scottsdale, AZ, October 02, 2012 - has entered into an exclusive partnership with Charlie Walters to showcase the firm’s MLS listings and multi-media content on and A premier digital marketing agency whose network of various international domain names - including - reaches more than one million viewers each month.

Fred Mercaldo, Managing Partner of said, “These days, more than 90% of buyers and sellers do their research online, and brands such as and get much of the initial traffic. In partnership with Charlie Walters, we are committed to bringing the most up-to-date and informative content available in today’s ever changing real estate market to and, where the Real Estate section is featured front and center on the home page.”

Charlie’s professional real estate career beginning in 1986 didn’t measure his first real estate transaction or experience. The Valley native followed his mother’s passion of buying and selling real estate by selling his family’s own home at the age of 14-years-old. Since then, Charlie has lived in numerous local cities including Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Gilbert, and as Northbound as Sedona, and has sold in almost every community in Arizona.

Charlie dedicates himself to serving the members of the Phoenix valley and various surrounding areas, which have been exemplified by his more than 1,000 real estate transactions in counseling clients in buying, selling, and financing; not to mention, his personal involvement in nearly 90 property purchases. To contact Charlie call: 602-577-1111 directly, or please email:

“Whether buying, selling, relocating, renting, or contemplating a short sale or multiple property investment - you name it - Charlie and his staff are ready to assist in any way possible. We are proud of this partnership, and enjoy working with Charlie and his organization, just as all of his clients do,” said Mercaldo.

Media: Scott Kelly, Fred Mercaldo, represents more than 65 pure brands, in the USA and internationally. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently opened a state of the art call center to fully support and market their brands.

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284

Flags Connections - Retirement Flag Display Case

Flags Connections understands how important it is to honor our loved ones, especially when they retire, and if you are looking for Military retirement flag display cases, you have come to the right place.

Deer Park, NY, October 03, 2012 - Flags Connections understands how important it is to honor our loved ones, especially when they retire, and if you are looking for Military retirement flag display cases, you have come to the right place. We have a huge selection of Military retirement gifts including Flag and photo displays for retirement and Retirement flag frames.

Order an American retirement flag case like a flag and document case, or a flag and medal case. All of our cases are handcrafted using oak, walnut, red oak and cherry wood. The USCG Flag and medal display frame is designed to resemble the red, white, and blue stripes of the Coast Guard Cutter along with the boat flag. Decorated vets will be able to display their flags and medals in the Flag Display Case Combo Awards and Shadow Box. Designed for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or firefighters and police.

Order Flag and document for retirement party. Just imagine the look on your retirees face when you present them with Flag and photo displays for retirement. The Flag Frames with stand have a beautiful cherry finish and come with a pedestal making it easy to display on a wall or shelf.

The perfect American service person retirement gift could be a flag and document case for those who have served in the fire department or on the police department. The Police Flag and Medal Display Case is large enough to include service awards, medals, documents and of course, a flag. This wood flag frame and stand can sit on a shelf or proudly displayed on a wall. The Police Flag and Medal Display Case also make a wonderful memorial display to honor a fallen hero.

The best way to show how proud you are of a friend or family member is with a Retirement flag shadowbox. The 3 Bay Mantle Military Shadow Box is the perfect size and has ample room for memorabilia. Available in walnut, or red oak, the shadow box also comes with a black, red, blue, or green background.

Flags Connections has Retirement Flag Cases for all armed services. Show off the American Flag and medals in one case available in solid oak or walnut. The velvet background comes in red, green, blue, or black. You can even order a 3’ x 5’ or a 5’ x 9.5’ burial flag.

Start planning your retirement party today and get military and service display cases from Flags Connections.

For more information visit : Or call 631.254.8393

David Elgavisch
Flags Connections
1940 deer Park Ave Suite 372
Deer Park, NY 11729

Informed Parents and Coaches Can Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Young Athletes as Fall Sports Begin

Eating Recovery Center Offers Guidance to Help Parents, Coaches and Athletes Minimize Eating Disorders Risks

Denver, Colo, October 02, 2012 - Driven athletes possess similar personality traits to individuals who suffer from anorexia nervosa, which may predispose them to the potential development of an eating disorder. For this reason, and as fall sports kick into full gear, Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, encourages parents, coaches and athletes themselves to understand and minimize athletic activities and pressures that could potentially lead to eating disorders.

Experts agree that certain categories of sports tend to place athletes at a greater than average risk for developing an eating disorder. High risk sports often include dance, gymnastics, wresting, endurance running and swimming. In fact, research published by Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS, chief clinical officer of Eating Recovery Center, found that at least one-third of female college athletes have some symptoms of an eating disorder.

“The same perfectionistic, high-achieving temperament that fuels athletic achievement closely mirrors the traits of individuals who tend to develop eating disorders,” said Dr. Johnson. “For this reason, it is important for athletes and their parents and coaches to be aware of and responsive to eating disorders risk factors in the athletic environment.”

To help parents of athletes reduce eating disorders risks, Eating Recovery Center offers the following guidance:

1. Keep a watchful eye for signs of over-exercising or obsession with achieving a specific weight or body size for competition.

2. Focus on the excitement of playing a sport or the importance of being part of a team, rather than on performance and wins and losses.

3. If eating disorders run in your family, be cautious about placing your child in body shape- or weight-focused sports, including those mentioned above.

Coaches can also assist in eating disorders prevention by recognizing their leadership role and exercising that influence to support the health of their athletes. Eating Recovery Center offers coaches the following advice:

1. Be mindful of the comments you make about athletes’ body types, shapes and sizes; seemingly harmless remarks can be very triggering for genetically predisposed individuals.

2. If weighing athletes or measuring body fat is a component of preparation for your sport, make efforts to privately assess athletes and keep numbers confidential when possible.

3. Open lines of communication with your athletes and engage in a dialogue if you are concerned about an individual’s weight loss or behaviors.

Additionally, individual athletes should adhere to the following recommendations to ensure safe and healthy athletic participation:

1. Focus on creating balance in your life and make time for non-athletic endeavors such as schoolwork, hobbies and time with friends and family.

2. Recognize the value of resting when you are injured or ill; pushing yourself harder during these times can result in further injury or illness.

3. Being asked to drop weight for an athletic event can be incredibly triggering; plan plenty of time for safe weight loss preparation and encourage teammates to do the same.

Eating disorders in athletes of all ages can lead to lower levels of athletic performance, organ malfunction, bone deterioration and osteoporosis, as well as cardiovascular problems. Early intervention and expert treatment from eating disorders professionals can minimize the chances for negative long-term health effects. For more information about eating disorders in athletes, visit

About Eating Recovery Center:
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center partners with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program in Sacramento, Cali., and The Moore Center for Eating Disorders in Bellevue, Wash. Summit offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

Five Money Myths that are Killing Consumers

The Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve recently reported that consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 3 percent, with total outstanding consumer debt at $2,577,400,000.

Phoenix, AZ, October 02, 2012 - The Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve recently reported that consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 3 percent, with total outstanding consumer debt at $2,577,400,000. That’s Trillion with a T. And when you add total mortgage debt, it skyrockets to nearly $16 trillion! And reports that the national average for credit card interest rates is a whopping 14.98 percent!

Why? Because people have been lying to consumers, and it’s costing them a fortune.

But financial literacy expert, Anthony Manganiello, author of The Debt-Free Millionaire and founder of, blows the cover off the five money myths that are keeping consumers broke and in debt.

Anthony explains why these financial philosophies, these myths and lies, are wasting consumers’ time and their money. Each month, these myths—the lies that people have been buying into—are costing them thousands of dollars.

That’s because for decades, so-called “financial experts”—even our own well-meaning parents and mentors—have been perpetuating myths like:

1. A mortgage could be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. (Wrong! Good debt has been shoved down our throats as a “must have.” Anthony says “good debt” is causing consumers to lose 10, 20, 30, even 40 percent or more every year. There’s no such thing as “good debt”!)

2. In order to secure a solid financial future, you should “Pay yourself first.” (No! This financial strategy is rooted in a story written almost 100 years ago. But a few things have changed in the last century. What worked then just doesn’t work now.).

3. You need to use a budget to get ahead financially. (Please don’t! Budgeting can create a false sense of financial security. And while budgeters think they’re doing well, their financial future is slowly being stolen from them—one paycheck at a time.)

4. If you want the best for your kids, you’d better start saving for their college education right away. (False! Of course, parents want what’s best for their children. But socking away the dough NOW for their college education is not a good idea.)

5. Making more money can help you achieve your financial goals. (Sounds good, but it’s another myth! Landing a better-paying job or earning more income is always tempting. The truth is, extra income could push you from the financial frying pan into the fire. Ouch!)

These five financial myths that have been handed down in “gospel-like” fashion are—and will continue to—cost Americans a fortune. But these common money philosophies only teach one side of a very two-sided coin. And it’s the other side of the coin that’s costing consumers thousands of dollars each month.

If that sounds far-fetched, consider this…

Over the past 5 years, the average household generated at least $100,000 in income. If a two-income household earns an average full-time wage (about $50,000/year) then they’ve generated much more; a quarter of a million dollars! And while these consumers have certainly had to pay bills and taxes, bill paying and taxes aren’t the only reason why they likely have nothing to show for the hundreds of thousands of dollars they’ve already produced.

It’s as if the fortune they’re already generating is being legally stolen from them.

But with his all-new DebtFree Academy, learning the truth about getting completely debt-free is free!

With a free membership in the DebtFree Academy, Anthony will teach you first how to pull the curtain back on…

1. The “Good Debt” Myth
2. The “Pay Yourself First” Myth
3. The “Budgeting” Myth
4. The “College Funding” Myth
5. The “More Money” Myth

One you’ve learned – with simple math – how these myths work and how they suck you dry financially, you’ll then learn Anthony’s 5-Step Debt-FREE Millionaire Plan which teaches:

1. What debt and credit really are
2. How to discover your true financial position
3. How to become completely debt free
4. How to retire rich
5. How to create a “Wealth Accumulation” mentality

Learn how at

Anthony Manganiello is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has spent the last two decades in the research and development—including the investment of millions of dollars, and tens of thousands of interviews with every day people looking for help with their debt and credit problems. The end result was the creation of the Cash-Flow Analysis™, the Cash-Flow Dashboard™ the book, The Debt-FREE Millionaire: Winning Strategies to Creating Great Credit and Retiring Rich, and now the DebtFree Academy.

Anthony Manganiello
Debt Free Academy
450 Phoenix, AZ 80516