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Stop telling yourself what you need to have before you do something. Just do it. If I waited until I had money to start a company, I never would have started one.
Mike Alfred is Co-Founder and CEO of BrightScope and responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the company. Previously, Mike was the Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Alfred Capital Management LLC, an independent registered investment firm located in La Jolla, CA. He has been a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager since 2003.
Mike is a dynamic thinker capable of developing and implementing cutting-edge business models and effective marketing strategies. He is also a proven relationship builder who excels at establishing key partnerships. A noted and quoted 401k and financial expert, Mike has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, Fox Business News, National Public Radio and in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, US News and World Report, CNN/Money Magazine, SmartMoney, theStreet.com, Pensions & Investments, Employee Benefit Adviser, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and The San Diego Business Journal.
In addition to his work endeavors, Mike and his brother, BrightScope President Ryan Alfred, teach financial literacy to minority students through the Links Achievers Program, the Pathways to College Network, and Jack and Jill of America. Mike and Ryan also teach the Stock Market Game to high school students at Cathedral Catholic High School and mentor entrepreneurs at the Founder Institute. He sits on the Board of the San Diego Software Industry Council and received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
March 14, 2012
01: Losing 74% Of Your Principle Is Not A Restructuring, It's A Default!
Now that the Greek government has officially defaulted on their bonds, what happens to all of those companies who sold Credit Default Swaps? The ISDA says it's time to "pay up!"
02: Is It Too Late To Get On The Dance Floor?
The stock market has risen almost 25% since October of 2011 and many of Wall Street's gurus are suggesting that it's not too late to get on the dance floor. Find out why they are dead wrong.
03: Who Is Watching Your Company's 401K?
Brian welcomes Mike Alfred, CEO and Co-Founder of Brightscope, the nation's leading provider of 401K rating data and research. Find out why your company's 401K rating can have a major impact on when you can actually retire.
04: Brightscope Is Changing The Retirement Industry By Helping Employers Improve Their 401K Offerings.
When a company's 401K is measured against it's peers and that information is available to everyone, things improve in many ways. It's human nature to not want to be at the bottom of the pack. Find out how you can rate your 401K today.