February 22, 2017

Rock & Roll Academy Founder Chuck Brennan on the Organization’s Grand Opening

RR Academy3Brennan Rock & Roll Academy founder Chuck Brennan has been a leading light in the music business for more than two decades. Before he created Dollar Loan Center in his hometown of Sioux Falls, S.D., Chuck Brennan opened and managed one of the Midwest’s most popular concert halls, the Blitz Ballroom. Chuck Brennan, who now resides in Las Vegas, NV, recently opened the Rock & Roll Academy to support the Boys & Girls Club in the Sioux Falls area.

Interviewing Experts: Who benefits from the Rock & Roll Academy?

Chuck Brennan: The Academy serves Boys & Girls Club members in the Sioux Falls area.

Interviewing Experts: What projects will these proceeds fund?

Chuck Brennan: The Academy will offer the first free music education program for Boys & Girls Club members in the area.

Interviewing Experts: Music plays such an important part in the lives of young people.

Chuck Brennan: It really does. This program brings the joy of music to children who might not otherwise have that exposure. In a place like Las Vegas, NV, this music education is readily available. In Sioux Falls, not so much.

Interviewing Experts: What musical components will the program emphasize?

Chuck Brennan: The program emphasizes traditional rock ‘n’ roll instruments like keyboard, drums, guitar, bass guitar and of course vocals.

Interviewing Experts: How much money does the Academy plan to raise?

Chuck Brennan: I have committed to raise the entire $3.6 million that it will take to fund the program for the next 20 years.

Interviewing Experts: Where was the grand opening held?

Chuck Brennan: The grand opening took place in Sioux Falls from March 26-30.

Interviewing Experts: Any featured entertainment?

Chuck Brennan: Night Ranger, one of America’s most popular rock bands, kicked off the weeks long events.

Interviewing Experts: Who else was in attendance?

Chuck Brennan: Louie Anderson and George Lopez had the audience in stitches with their comedy routines on the second night. Afterward, the two were joined onstage by Rick Harrison, star of the reality series “Pawn Stars.”

Interviewing Experts: That’s quite a lineup.

Chuck Brennan: There’s more. The third night featured Alice Cooper with a little help from his friends: Robby Krieger from the Doors, Joey Allen from Warrant, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer from Kiss, and Sebastian Bach.

Interviewing Experts: What other activities were attendees able to enjoy?

Chuck Brennan: Attendees were invited to an open-house event that included tours for the general public.

Interviewing Experts: What took place during the closing ceremony?

Chuck Brennan: On the final evening, ’80s rock group Hairball performed with Stephen Pearcy from RATT, Vince Neil from Motley Crue, and a surprise appearance from Gene Simmons of KISS.

Interviewing Experts: A perfect ending.

Chuck Brennan: It was for sure. A one of a kind, week-long event that Sioux Falls or anywhere else won’t see again.

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Tips for Using a Home Equity Loan

9Property and structural improvements are on the top of the list why home owners apply for a home equity loan. After maintaining a good credit score by making several years’ worth of mortgage payments, most people prefer to acquire a loan to make some remodeling or payments for some kind of repairs. Some home projects that home equity can pay for are room additions, basement refurbishing, and plumbing. Making these changes will increase the value of your property, which really is a form of investment.

However, home equity loans can be used for so much more than repairs and refurbishing. High college costs turned a number of parents towards borrowing money to fund their child’s educational expenses. With college tuition fees soaring, it is no wonder that many parents will not be able to cover the entire cost of college with their savings. Even though scholarships and government assistance are available in some cases, moms and dads still find themselves needing the extra funds to cover expenses.

Still, there are some folks who use the cash from home equity loans to fly on a vacation, purchase a new car, or pay off business expenses. These may seem like ridiculous uses for a home equity loan but they are legitimate. Provided one qualifies, no one can prevent borrowers from spending the money in any way they desire.

So, if a major expense is in the future, you may consider applying for a home equity loan now. Whatever a homeowner’s individual circumstance, finding a lender who is committed to working one-on-one with each person is essential when applying for a loan. Besides, in a market where many homeowners aren’t able to upgrade to a new home, home equity loans are a great alternative.

Home equity loans require a good credit rating and history, in addition to requiring that the value of the home is in good proportion to the value of the loan. Currently, there are some favorable rates on these loans, so this could be a great time to take care of those renovation projects you have planned.

 

 

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Charles Brennan Brings the Gift of Music to Kids in South Dakota

Charles Brennan

Charles Brennan

Charles Brennan, a Las Vegas, Nevada based entrepreneur, philanthropist, and longtime rock and roll enthusiast recently opened the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy with the Boys and Girls Club of Sioux Empire.  With a little help from several big-name friends, Charles Brennan presented a weeklong celebration to mark this grand occasion. Here, Interviewing Experts talks with Charles Brennan about this new program for kids.

Interviewing Experts:  Thanks so much for joining us today!  Please tell readers about this phenomenal program.

Charles Brennan:  This program means the world to me.  Through the Rock and Roll Academy, we are giving kids in need access to music lessons, equipment, and performance opportunities.

Interviewing Experts:  How did the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy come to be?

Charles Brennan:  I was in the business for years and have made some really good friends in the music industry.  After discussions with Alice Cooper and my son, who attended the School of Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy was born.

Interviewing Experts:  Were you a performer?

Charles Brennan:  No, I never mastered an instrument, so I managed bands, opened a venue and promoted concerts.

Interviewing Experts:  Why Sioux Falls?

Charles Brennan:  I’ve lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for years, but Sioux Falls is my hometown.  I am so fortunate to be able to bring this program to kids in my old neighborhood.  I grew up just 6 blocks from the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy.

Interviewing Experts:  How do kids get involved?

Charles Brennan:  The Rock and Roll Academy will serve the kids who are members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire.

Interviewing Experts:  Tell readers exactly what kids will be learning at the Academy?

Charles Brennan:  Everything we do will be focused on rock and roll.  Kids will take weekly music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals and will rehearse with a band each week.

Interviewing Experts:  Will the kids perform as well?

Charles Brennan:  Yes, kids will have the opportunity to perform in front of a live crowd, just like real rock stars.

Interviewing Experts:  Incredible!  Tell readers what happened during the grand opening week.

Charles Brennan:  Some of my good friends performed to help open the Rock and Roll Academy in style.  George Lopez, Louie Anderson, Night Ranger, the “Pawn Stars”, Alice Cooper, and some members of Ratt, Warrant, the Doors, and Motley Crew all made appearances.  Even Gene Simmons of KISS made a surprise appearance on March 30th and performed.

Interviewing Experts:  How did the community get involved?

Charles Brennan:  The kick-off concerts were open to the public.  The facility was open for tours on Friday and, with a phone call ahead, visitors are welcome anytime.

Interviewing Experts:  What are you hoping the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy will accomplish?

Charles Brennan:  At the very heart of this program, we are committed to helping kids dream big and be successful in life.  Maybe they become rock stars, maybe not.  The journey, through lessons, teamwork, and performance, will give them skills that will guide them through life.  That’s what’s important.

Charles Brennan, former owner of The Blitz Ballroom and concert promoter, is the Founder and CEO of Las Vegas, Nevada based Dollar Loan Center and founder of Clark County Collection Services.  Charles Brennan and his family reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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Tax Deadline Around the Corner: Are You Prepared?

The middle of April brings a sense of dread for many people, and a sense of relief for others. Yes, smack dab in the middle of refreshing warm weather and blooming trees is the deadline for filing your income taxes. Some people look forward to getting a nice refund, while others may owe Uncle Sam a bit extra based on what they made over the past year. But one thing is for sure—being prepared long before the day arrives makes it go much more smoothly no matter what your tax outlook.

When you prepare to file taxes, the first step is to simply gather important records. The most important of these are W-2 forms, which you should receive from your employer either in the mail or via an online PDF printout. If you’re an independent contractor or not employed by a company in the traditional sense, you may need to fill out a 1099 form instead. Either way, these forms contain all the relevant information about the past year of employment, such as total earnings and withholding status.

Next, decide if you’ll use tax software like TurboTax, or enlist the help of private accountant or a tax service like H&R Block. These options have definite pros and cons. Filing by yourself can save you money, but it requires time and effort, and you may miss certain important deductions, which can cost more money in the long run. Tax software can streamline the process, but for taxpayers with large families, people who own a business or work from home, hiring a tax professional may be the best option.

Once you’ve made a decision on which route to take, it’s time to get the work done. Allow yourself—or your tax professional—ample time to complete the tax return. In other words, don’t wait until the night before! Once it is completed, take the time to look it over carefully. Are there any errors? Keep in mind that even tax professionals make mistakes from time to time—especially when they are under pressure as the deadline approaches—and a single mistake could end up costing you big money.

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Tips for Making the Most of Your Tax Return

It’s March, and that means three things: college basketball, the beginning of spring, and a looming tax return deadline. If you’re like many Americans, you may put filing your taxes off until the last minute. After all, who wants to devote several hours to digging around for old receipts, crunching numbers, and filling out mind-numbing forms?

It doesn’t have to be a confusing process—and in fact, if you put enough time and effort into it, you may find yourself getting back more money than you imagined possible. While the first thought may be to hire someone else to do taxes, with a little determination, it’s easy to file your own, which saves you even more money.

The first thing you’ll need to do is get a copy of your 1099s if you’re a contracted employee or a W2 if you’re a regular hourly or salaried employee. Then, review all the details with a fine-toothed comb. Are withholdings correct? Is total income for the year correct? Sometimes taxpayers neglect to check these numbers, but a single mistake here by an employer could end up costing you.

Next, find copies of receipts for anything purchased related to a job. If you work from home, are a contracted employee or own your own business, this could lead to a substantial refund. If you work for a traditional employer, your refund might be less—but it’s still worth saving (and gathering) those receipts anyway. Small items like uniforms and other job-related equipment can add up.

Those are the two major steps. But don’t overlook records of any charitable donations made in the last year (both money and goods), bank statements, and any records of IRA contributions. Again, these may seem like minor details on a tax return, but when combined, they can add up to make a difference in the amount you receive after the tax return is submitted to Uncle Sam.

Don’t wait until April 14to get started! Do it early and save the headache and hassle of a frantic, last minute tax return.

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Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento Wealth Manager, on Benefits of Retirement Planning

Dennis Dachtler Sacramento

Dennis Dachtler Sacramento

With us today is Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento area financial management consultant and founder of Dachtler Wealth Management, LLC. Here, Dachtler speaks of early planning, the special needs of medical professionals, and the daily hurdles of securing long-term goals.

Interviewing Experts: Good morning and thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. Let’s focus first on early planning. What is your advice to those just entering the workforce?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: As I taught my own two children growing up, the best thing to do is to start saving early. Start looking at investing. You absolutely cannot begin too soon.

Interviewing Experts: But, what if you aren’t earning a lot?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: It doesn’t matter. Save what you can. Make it a set amount each paycheck. Have it put into a separate account. You won’t notice it is not there to spend.

Interviewing Experts: That’s great advice. But, we understand that you deal with medical professionals quite a bit. That’s a pretty astute group of people. What help do they need?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: Many doctors and other medical staff tend to overlook their own future while they are helping everyone else have a future.

Interviewing Experts: So, you are saying they get too busy to plan ahead?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: Yes, absolutely. That’s why using the services of an experienced wealth manager can really come in handy.

Interviewing Experts: What can Dachtler Wealth offer that takes the toll out of trying to plan ahead?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: First, we take the time to get to know the individual and his or her own personal needs. We understand that life gets in the way and our clients may not have the time to keep up with the ever-changing world of stocks, bonds, insurance, etc. It’s the daily hurdles of life that really make using a service, like ours, beneficial. This is especially true for those with substantial assets and even bigger responsibilities.

Interviewing Experts: There is no “one size fits all” strategy to future planning?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: Despite what many agents may tell you, no there isn’t. No two families have the same long term goals.

Interviewing Experts: So, then, how does Dachtler Wealth make it easier?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: After the initial evaluation, we discuss future plans, current needs, and any foreseeable expenses, such as college or the medical care of, say, a disabled sibling or aging parent.

Interviewing Experts: And where can your clients go to see their portfolio once it’s established?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: We have an online portal available to all of our clients, no matter the amount of money they may or may not have. It is on a secure server and groups their information all in one place which makes it very easy to see, at a glance, what’s working and what might need to be reevaluated.

Interviewing Experts: That’s very interesting. What can our readers do to get a better idea of exactly what you are talking about?

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: Our website has an online demo of our Personal Wealth Management homepage. Also, I encourage everyone to take a moment and bookmark our site for the free educational materials posted there. It is a wonderful resource available to everyone.

Interviewing Experts: Thank you for that but we are out of time for the day. We look forward to speaking with you again in the New Year.

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento: My pleasure.

 

Dennis Dachtler, Sacramento based wealth planner, got his start in the industry shortly after college. That was in 1981. Today, Dachtler oversees Dachtler Wealth and is responsible for over $150 million in client assets. For more information visit dachtlerwealth.com

 

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Dennis Dachtler Discusses the Ups and Downs of 2012

Dennis Dachtler

Dennis Dachtler

Dennis Dachtler is a respected financial planner, managing more than $150 million in assets. As he reviewed the reports on the second quarter of the year, Dennis Dachtler made a few observations about the economic outlook for the country. Recently, Dennis Dachtler talked to Interviewing Experts about the results of the past quarter.

Interviewing Experts: Welcome, and thank you for joining us today. To begin with, are you concerned that the stock market was down in the second quarter?

Dennis Dachtler: Well, overall the Dow was up 5.4% when you look at the entire first half of the year.

Interviewing Experts: But economists are concerned, based on what happened last year at this time, aren’t they?

Dennis Dachtler: Yes, that is true. However, there were several factors present last year that aren’t present this year.

Interviewing Experts: Those factors are…?

Dennis Dachtler: Among other things, there was a Congressional standoff last year regarding the debt ceiling.

Interviewing Experts: What are you thoughts about the upcoming election–do you expect that to have a negative impact?

Dennis Dachtler: It’s not completely clear, however I will point out that we aren’t operating under the same chaotic uncertainty as last year at this time.

Interviewing Experts: What about the instability of current policy?

Dennis Dachtler: Economists are worried about inflation. What the public needs is more clarity on policies to help boost confidence and, subsequently, spending, which has previously led to financial growth.

Interviewing Experts: How are things looking for the rest of the year?

Dennis Dachtler: Recovery has been incredibly slow since 2009 and this isn’t expected to change during the remainder of this year.

Interviewing Experts: What is causing the persistently high unemployment rate?

Dennis Dachtler: The theory of many economists is that the lack of predictability on policy is to blame.

Interviewing Experts: What is your perspective on this?

Dennis Dachtler: What creates uncertainty is not sticking to policy. Many economists believe consistency is key to building consumer confidence.

Interviewing Experts: How can Congress accomplish that?

Dennis Dachtler: Rules-based policy can help provide the basic guidelines consumers and business need to succeed.

Interviewing Experts: Some people feel that too many rules take away freedom.

Dennis Dachtler: Well I tend to believe quite the opposite. The laws should be built to preserve and encourage freedom. Laws must first be in place before there can be freedom.

Dennis Dachtler runs Dachtler Wealth Management, a financial management firm that focuses on helping clients find financial freedom. In addition to debt and asset management, Dennis Dachtler also helps clients with retirement planning and investing. Learn more at www.dachtlerwealth.com

 

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Kale Flagg Shares how True Belief Can Make it Happen

Kale Flagg

Kale Flagg

Kale Flagg is a longtime developer and businessman in Nevada, where he currently is a General Partner in the American Redevelopment Fund, LP.  A graduate of Yale University, Kale Flagg gained experience in sales and business ownership early in his career. Recently Kale Flagg gave the staff at Interviewing Experts his thoughts on the value of believing in oneself.

Interviewing Experts: You use the analogy of a famous tightrope walker in the 1800s.

Kale Flagg: Yes, Charles Blondin. He wasn’t just a tightrope walker, though.

Interviewing Experts: He crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope, didn’t he?

Kale Flagg: In 1859, he crossed Niagara Falls—1,100 feet across—not just once but several times in a row.

Interviewing Experts: And there was a crowd watching?

Kale Flagg: He’d put an ad in the New York Times that managed to draw a crowd in the thousands.

Interviewing Experts: Each time before he crossed, he asked the crowd if they thought he could do it.

Kale Flagg: Yes, and each time he amazed them! He crossed pushing a wheelbarrow, he crossed blindfolded, and he crossed on stilts. Each time, the audience cheered and by the time he crossed on stilts, they seemed to be convinced. But then…

Interviewing Experts: But then…?

Kale Flagg: He asked the big question. He asked for one volunteer from the crowd to cross the tightrope on his back. None of the onlookers who came because of the ad stepped forward.

Interviewing Experts: But they’d just watched him cross on stilts.

Kale Flagg: They believed he could do it. But they didn’t believe enough to put themselves at personal risk. That would have been true belief.

Interviewing Experts: How does true belief translate into everyday life?

Kale Flagg: With true belief, you not only say you believe but your actions show it.

Interviewing Experts: For the people at Niagara Falls, though, it was a huge risk, even though they saw that the tightrope walker was capable.

Kale Flagg: Yes, but they’d seen him attempt the impossible not once, not twice, but three times. Each time when he asked the crowd if they thought he could do it, they applauded. But when it came down to proving they thought he could do it, nobody was willing. None of the onlookers had true belief.

Interviewing Experts: So, exactly how does this translate to the business world?

Kale Flagg: When I make major business decisions, I do it based on true belief. That blind faith that doesn’t say that I think I’ll succeed…it says I know I will succeed.

Interviewing Experts: You also ask your clients and colleagues to have the same belief, correct?

Kale Flagg: Absolutely. I strive for my clients to have the same belief in me…so that we can cross that tightrope together.

Kale Flagg is a respected entrepreneur who holds business seminars throughout the country. After beginning his career on Wall Street, Kale Flagg built a succession of accomplishments that led him to his current position with the American Redevelopment Fund.

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Joanna A. van der Vant Provides Advice on How to Prevent Fraud

Joanna A. van der Vant

Joanna A. van der Vant

Joanna A. van der Vant has several decades of experience in accounting and real estate spanning the globe. Formerly, Joanna A. van der Vant served as vice president of the Warsaw Association of Realtors in Poland, where she helped start a multiple listing service. Today, she is an accountant for Chicago’s Sol Property Management. Today, Interviewing Experts talks with Joanna A. van der Vant about her thoughts on preventing fraud in corporations and businesses.

Interviewing Experts: You’ve spoken of the importance of controls in an organizational structure. What exactly do these controls protect against?

Joanna A. van der Vant: In many cases, controls are put in place to avoid unintentional errors made by workers. But in some cases, those errors are through fraud on the part of the employee.

Interviewing Experts: Is it hard to detect fraud when committed internally?

Joanna A. van der Vant: Fraud can be very difficult to detect and, in some cases, the controls can be more costly than the errors themselves.

Interviewing Experts: Isn’t cash the most common type of internal fraud?

Joanna A. van der Vant: It’s certainly the most publicized, but what many people don’t realize is cash theft is actually infinitesimal when compared to other types of fraud.

Interviewing Experts: What are some of the other types of fraud in the business world?

Joanna A. van der Vant: For businesses that provide expense accounts and credit cards for workers, it’s important to have controls in place to monitor fraud in those areas. Receipts can be faked and double reporting of expenses can easily slip through.

Interviewing Experts: What about theft of computer equipment, like laptops and smart phones?

Joanna A. van der Vant: Yes, it’s easy for items to “walk away,” as they say, and this can be especially hard to police. I recommend businesses purchase insurance and closely monitor and inventory all devices regularly.

Interviewing Experts: Office supplies can easily disappear.

Joanna A. van der Vant: Yes, and this can be even harder to monitor. I recommend blocking off supply areas so that only authorized workers can access them.

Interviewing Experts: What about kickbacks and gifts from suppliers?

Joanna A. van der Vant: While it might not seem like a company can lose money on this, if your purchasing department is choosing vendors for personal motives, you may be paying more than you have to for your inventory and supplies. Put policies in place to make it clear to workers your views on this sort of thing.

Interviewing Experts: Do you believe that fraud easier to commit in some companies than others?

Joanna A. van der Vant: Sometimes, yes. For instance, a company that constantly puts pressure on staff for profits can result in falsification of financials. Companies with very high turnover can also pose a problem.

Interviewing Experts: Are controls always the answer?

Joanna A. van der Vant: No. In some instances, the control is simply too expensive compared to the risk of loss. Each CFO must weight this out.

Joanna A. van der Vant is currently pursuing a Master degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. A certified bookkeeper, Joanna A. van der Vant also obtained her MBA from Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management.

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Jeffrey Kale Flagg Gives Straight Talk to Achievers

Jeffrey Kale Flagg is a Yale graduate who has worked on Wall Street, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Orlando, Las Vegas, Honolulu and in Reno, Nevada, where he currently resides. It is through sheer ambition and skill that Jeffrey Kale Flagg has become the successful businessman he is today. Jeffrey Kale Flagg believes it’s important for people to be honest with themselves and own the role they play in their own success. Today, Jeffrey Kale Flagg talks to the staff of Interviewing Experts about what it takes to achieve one’s dreams.

Interviewing Experts: What role do we play in achieving our own dreams?

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: We are all in charge of whether or not we achieve our dreams. No one else. The moment of truth comes when someone has to face this fact and stop making excuses.

Interviewing Experts: You believe people obstruct themselves by judging their successes by what other people think, correct?

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: Yes. We tend to look for others to endorse our ideas, and this takes away our ability to control our own lives and achievements.

Interviewing Experts: How does it do that?

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: People will disagree; it’s a fact of life. When those people disagree, if we lack confidence, we may let that take us down.

Interviewing Experts: So basically, it’s all about having confidence.

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: Right! Confidence to follow your own vision no matter what others say. People who somehow find that confidence are the ones who have the most success.

Interviewing Experts: How does someone find that confidence?

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: The first step is making a commitment to be the captain of your own ship, of your own life and mind. This is crucial.

Interviewing Experts: You mean that I a choose whether or not to do that?

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: Sure. It’s a choice, just as everything in life is. Our choices determine the friends we have and the success we find in life.

Interviewing Experts: I’ve noticed a lot of people just want to complain.

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: This is one of the most frustrating things to me. People complain but never do anything about it.

Interviewing Experts: Some people try to do something but never can quite make it to the next level.

Jeffrey Kale Flagg: I’ve experienced that when I’ve tried to help people along their individual paths. The biggest problem is that some people simply aren’t willing to change. They’re listening to those outside voices too much and not trusting in themselves.

Jeffrey Kale Flagg is an entrepreneur and real estate investor who has led several companies to great success. Because his own mentors taught him how to achieve success, Jeffrey Kale Flagg recommends people find mentors and imitate their formula to find it as well. Jeffrey Kale Flagg lives in Reno with his wife and four children.

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