Thursday, February 23, 2012

CEO Daniel Mastretta Visionary of MXT sports car and Financier Keith Gilabert

CEO Daniel Mastretta shows off prototype of MXT sports car to Keith Gilabert of BentleyForbes Analytics.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

America’s Quick Fix With Prescription Drugs

“The United States is 5% of the world’s population but we consume 50% of the world’s prescriptions and 80% of the world’s narcotic prescriptions such as Prozac and Xanax,” Gilabert said.
Dr. Howard Wetsman, chief medical officer at the Lafayette-based recovery system Townsend, said benzodiazepines such as Xanax are essentially "minor tranquilizers" that can work well for people who are not biologically pre-disposed to addiction.
"They will fix just about anything. They will chill you out. The reason people use them is that it really doesn't matter what's the matter, they are going to be symptomatically better for a short period of time," Wetsman said.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

How To Stall a Foreclosure

How To Stop a Foreclosure

Keith Gilabert of Policy Research Firm BentleyForbes, said, “Whether or not you can stop a foreclosure proceeding depends on a number of factors, most importantly is how much you owe and what the loan value is compared to the rest of the market.  If you are upside down more than 15% and behind on your payments, it’s time to move on.  The restructuring needs to make sense to the bank, they will not lend based on your emotional attachment such as neighbors or the school yours kids want to stay in.”