Ed Lichtig is an avid golfer, father of two, and dedicated husband. When not spending time with family, Edwin Lichtig is running GSL Advisory, a Lafayette, California-based marketing company for financial planners. Like many golfers, Ed Lichtig strives to improve his putting tempo.

The tempo of the putter is determined by how fast a putter moves back and through the ball. A quick tempo means the putter is moving back and through at a fast pace. In order to create a good putting stroke, the player must learn to move the putter at a consistent speed. The result will be more control and more successful putts.

Players can practice their tempo by trying to hit putts at a specified distance. One drill to practice this can be done using two tees. Put the tees in the ground about 18 inches apart, then move 10 feet from the tees. Place three balls on the green, and attempt to hit each so they stop between the tees. The player will naturally adjust to putts hit too far or too short by changing the tempo of the putter. The result will be a consistently smooth tempo that helps the player make more putts on a regular basis.
The owner and operator of GSL Advisory Services for more than a quarter-century, Ed Lichtig’s expertise on annuities and other financial instruments makes him a highly sought-after adviser. Countless agents who sell annuities, especially indexed annuity annuities, look to his reports, radio broadcasts, and online posts to update their knowledge of this ever-evolving market. When he is not addressing his professional responsibilities, Ed Lichtig participates in a broad range of community activities, including coaching baseball and soccer teams. Edwin Lichtig also enthusiastically supports the National Wildlife Foundation.

Established in 1938 under its current name, the National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) evolved from a 1936 meeting of conservation-minded individuals and organizations called by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today’s NWF represents more than 4 million members and affiliates in 47 states, and addresses the concerns of a broad range of constituencies that includes hunters and anglers, outdoor enthusiasts, scientists, bird watchers, and gardeners. 

One of the organization’s greatest strengths is its ability to cut across traditional party lines to unite people in support of environmental issues. Each decade since NWF’s founding has been marked by significant NWF-supported environmental legislation enthusiastically supported by Americans from coast to coast, from the landmark Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) of 1947 to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

The owner of GSL Advisory, Ed Lichtig, provides a wide range of financial services in addition to hosting Indexed Annuity Radio Show. Ed Lichtig also values spending time with his wife and two children, and supports the initiatives of the National Wildlife Federation.

The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Hike and Seek event took place on September 29, 2012 at the Bemis Woods Forest Preserve, located in Western Springs, Illinois. This Chicago-based event helped to raise funds for the NWF, and encouraged families to explore outdoor activities. The hiking trail featured five Stop & Study Stations, interactive activities geared towards children. The event also featured a scavenger hunt. Additionally, the base camp offered displays of live wildlife, and opportunities for children to have their photo taken with the character Ranger Rick. The Hike and Seek event encourages a healthy, active lifestyle; this improves concentration and reduces aggressive behavior. Proceeds from the event go on to fund the NWF’s many initiatives that help children connect with nature.
A successful financial advisor, Ed Lichtig owns GSL Advisory Financial Services, in Lafayette, California. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, he earned his MBA from the University of Maryland and hosts a regular radio show where he discusses issues in financial planning for average Americans. When not attending to his many professional responsibilities, Ed Lichtig enjoys playing and watching tennis

Scoring tennis has its peculiarities. In a typical match, two players or teams compete, and the match is won by the side that first wins two out of three sets. A set is won by the first to win 6 games. Games themselves are short, won when one side achieves 4 points. The first point in a game is called 15, the second is called 30, and the third, 40. When announcing the score, the score of the player serving the ball is called first. For instance, the score of a game in which the server has won three points to his opponent’s one would be 40-15. There is no score past 40. If the player with 40 wins the next point, he wins the game, provided he wins by a margin of two or more points. 

A feature of tennis is that games must be won by at least two points, and sets by at least two games. If a game’s score is 40-40, it is called “deuce” and play continues. The side that wins the first point played after deuce has the advantage; if that side wins the following point, it wins the game. If it loses the following point, though, the score reverts to deuce and play continues until two consecutive points after deuce are won by one side or the other. 

If a set is tied 6-6, in most cases a tiebreak is played, in which each point played is counted as 1, and the first side to reach 7 points wins the tiebreak and the set. However, a tiebreak must also be won by a margin of at least two points; thus, a tiebreak can continue far beyond 7 points.
Ed Lichtig is the owner of GSL Advisory Financial Services. For more than twenty five years, GSL Advisory Financial Services has been marketing traditional financial products and alternative annuities to businesses around the nation. Edwin Lichtig studied math and computer sciences at Trinity College before earning his master of business administration at the University of Maryland.

A traditional financial product can be defined as a contract between two parties that controls cash flow both in the present and for an agreed upon time into the future. Bank accounts, insurance, investments, credit and loans are all common financial products. Certain products are merely matters of convenience, like using a credit card, whereas other products grow money as we prepare for retirement or larger investments. It is never too early to start looking into financial products, starting with a savings account. Whether you are waiting tables between classes or starting your first undergraduate job, growing your money in a savings account can never start too soon.

Depending on your line of work, disability income insurance is another product you might want to invest in to protect your savings should you be unable to work due to injury. Perhaps the most important and complicated product is life insurance, which covers situations as sudden as death and as temporary as loss of income. Either way, the importance of this financial product cannot be understated.
Edwin Lichtig, the owner of GSL Advisory Financial Services, has more than 25 years of experience marketing and selling various financial products and annuities all over the country. GSL Advisory Financial Services offers traditional financial products as well as alternative annuities. Ed Lichtig earned his master of business administration from the University of Maryland after studying math and computer sciences at Trinity College. 

A traditional annuity is created when an individual agrees to pay a life insurance company a premium that will be redistributed to the individual over time. The two main types of annuities are immediate annuities and deferred annuities. Immediate annuities are more common and involve an insurance company issuing regular payments either at a fixed rate or increasing as time goes on until death or a predetermined date is reached. Immediate annuities can also be integrated with other investments so that the level of return will rise or fall depending on the success of those investments. The primary purpose of this type of annuity is to take advantage of tax growth and provide retired investors with a pension later in life. Deferred annuities work in a similar manner, but are more profitable when earnings are acquired at a later date in the form of a lump-sum payment. Money in a deferred annuity is not taxed until it is withdrawn, meaning a higher total sum is growing over the years and not being taxed. Upon withdrawal, however, all interest is taxed immediately as traditional income. Choosing between annuities is a personal matter, but immediate annuities are generally utilized by families as a safety net and future source of income, while deferred annuities are more of an alternative investment.
The National Wildlife Federation, a well-known organization with millions of supporters, is dedicated to addressing current environmental issues and protecting wildlife. The organization offers many ways to contribute to its causes.

The National Wildlife Federation presents a number of inspirational donation programs, such as tree planting sponsorships and symbolic animal adoption opportunities. For example, supporters may choose to purchase holiday tree sponsorships or memorial tree sponsorships for family and friends. Additionally, the organization allows people to sign up in support of various endangered animals, including the bald eagle and the arctic fox. More information on these and other giving opportunities is available on the National Wildlife Federation’s website at www.nwf.org. 

About Ed Lichtig: Owner of GSL Advisory since 1987, Edwin Lichtig balances his career with spending time outdoors. A resident of Lafayette, California, he is a supporter of the National Wildlife Federation.
Based in California, Ed Lichtig has worked in financial product marketing for 25 years. Through his firm, GSL Advisory, he offers financial planners access to a range of solutions, including annuities and loss insurance. In his spare time, Edwin Lichtig enjoys playing tennis, golf, and table tennis.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the United States fielded a number of players in the table tennis division. At the most basic level, table tennis, or ping-pong, involves hitting a ball back and forth across a net stretched across a table. The USA Table Tennis organization provides some guidance regarding appropriate equipment. The following are some of the group’s recommendations.

1. Playing area and table dimensions: Players should set up a table measuring 5 feet by 9 feet in a space that allows at least 5 feet around the edges.

2. Rackets: Players can choose from five major surface types, including hard rubber, long pips, antispin, inverted, and pips-out. The popular inverted style features a sponge layer with a rubber layer with inward-pointing pips, which assists the ball’s circular spin.

Players new to the game may want to visit the USA Table Tennis website at teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis, where they can view further details on approved equipment and dealers.