Wednesday, July 26, 2017

An Easy Lemon Butter Scallops Recipe

Having purchased Windsor Securities, Inc., in 2005, Steven Prusky led the way in technological innovations for the company’s trading system. 

When he is not involved in company matters, Steven Prusky enjoys fine food; perhaps his favorite dish are sea scallops, particularly grilled or with lemon butter.

Scallops can be prepared quickly. For grilling, a light brushing of olive oil is all Steven uses.

The following recipe for lemon butter scallops takes only 15 minutes to complete. 

Ingredients include one pound of scallops, one tablespoon of unsalted butter, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. 

To make the sauce, you will need more kosher salt and ground black pepper, two tablespoons of unsalted butter, and one lemon’s worth of juice. Additional sauce ingredients include two cloves of minced garlic and, if desired, two tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley.

Begin cooking by melting one tablespoon of butter on medium heat in a big skillet. After taking off the muscle on the side of the scallops, rinse them in cold water and dab them dry. Sprinkle salt and pepper on them, according to taste.

Place batches of scallops in the skillet in a single layer. Fry and flip them for one or two minutes per side until they are golden brown and the middle is translucent. Keep each batch warm after cooking.

Make the sauce by melting two tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Put in the garlic and cook the mixture for about a minute, stirring often until the ingredients are fragrant. Mix in the lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste. 

Add the lemon butter mixture to the scallops and serve immediately. Sprinkle on parsley for extra flavor.

Friday, July 14, 2017

SCA Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Founder’s Medal Winners

A Certified Investment Advisor with more than three decades of professional experience, Steven Prusky leads Windsor Securities, Inc. and MFIP, Inc. as the firms’ president and owner. In addition to his activities as an investment industry professional, Steven Prusky serves on the board of directors of The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a non-profit organization that promotes environmental stewardship among youth. 

Founded in 1957, The Student Conservation Association has been celebrating its 60th anniversary with a variety of activities. Recently, the organization marked its anniversary year with an event honoring Grand Teton National Park, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, and Teton Science Schools as the winners of its Founder’s Medal. 

The presentation of the award brought SCA Founder Liz Putman to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, where she launched SCA six decades ago. The three organizations were awarded the 2017 Founder’s Medal for their work launching NPS Academy, a program that encourages high school and college students to pursue careers in the National Park Service and the conservation field. 

As part of the Founder’s Medal event at Teton Village, SCA debuted its limited edition anniversary book, Lives and Lands: Celebrating 60 Years of the Student Conservation Association. The book, as well as 60th-anniversary t-shirts, can be purchased through SCA’s website. For more information, visit

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fund for Education distributes $80,000 for Underserved Students

Steven Prusky has been with Windsor Securities, Inc., since 1982, and he purchased the firm in 2005. Aside from being the owner and president of the company, Steven Prusky is also involved in a number of charitable foundations including the Fund for Education, where he serves as a trustee.

Last year, the Fund for Education (FME) funded scholarships as one part of its mission.

Previously, FME has contributed to medical school scholarships, help for the elderly, environmental and international relief, among other areas. It is dedicated to improving society, particularly through education and aid to the neediest.

Mr. Prusky has long been involved in the philanthropic community through volunteering (particularly in third world countries), serving on boards, and through donations (both direct and through the Fund for Education). He sets his sights locally, giving to his community, nationally, and internationally.

He urges all that are able to give to their communities in whatever matter they are able. Recently, on a relief mission to Cambodia, Mr. Prusky noticed how even poor Cambodians give to even needier citizens. "Amidst their own poverty, individuals in Cambodia still find ways to help strangers as well as even the most remote part of their own families", Mr. Prusky said. "This is an example the world should know of and take to heart".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Three Applications to Consider When Managing Finances for Millennials

Before he became the president and owner of Windsor Securities and MFIP Inc., Steven Prusky acquired a bachelor’s degree with honors in computer science at Brown University. At present, Steven Prusky focuses his energy on his companies, which manage client assets using updated mathematical programs.

With the rise of credit cards, digital banking, and mobile shopping, many millennials now live in a so-called cashless society. While offering certain benefits, the move away from paper money nonetheless detaches millennials from their expenses and potentially leads to overspending. With this in mind, here are three digital applications millennials should consider to help them manage their finances:

1. Mint notifies the user how much they are spending daily. It also gives real-time access to pending payments and account balances. It brings together all of the finances of the user in one application with a friendly and easy-to-access interface.

2. Robin Hood requires its users to select their own investments, with its mission to democratize access to the financial markets. Furthermore, the application is expanding internationally, meaning users outside United States can now have access to the application.

3. Albert brings the idea of giving the best financial advice with simplicity and jargon-free instructions. It’s easy to take action directly from the application and it’s free. Moreover, it sends tips on financial improvement, credit card usage, and insurance policies.

Mr. Prusky is not recommending these or any other services. He does not offer expertise in giving financial advice, but is rather a discretionary money manager, who accepts clients' funds for a defined method of investing and allocates those funds as he sees fit within the confines of the Client Contract. The notes above are personal reflections and are not to be construed as advice.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Steve Prusky: Rescue Task Force’s Clean Water Filter Project

Starting as a summer employee in 1982, Steven Prusky worked full time at Windsor Securities, Inc., after earning his BA in computer science with honors at Brown University. Now the owner and president of the company, Steven Prusky is also involved in charitable activities. he is a Board Mmeber of Rescue Task Force (RTF.ORG). 

Offering its services since 1988, RTF is a nonprofit organization that aids those who are suffering because of economic or geographic deprivation. It often assists people who are beyond the reach of traditional relief providers.

One of its initiatives is its Clean Water Filter Project for Honduras Jungle Villages. This program provides Miskito Indian families living in Honduran jungle villages with water filters. Jungle villagers in areas visited by the organization revealed 100 percent parasitic and worm infestations. Clean water, which can be achieved by distributing individual family water filters, is integral to breaking the infestation cycle. 

Steven Prusky has personally overseen such water installation projects in Honduras, Cambodia, and Laos. His most recent on-the-ground involvement with TRF was in helping to provide Laotian girls with knowledge and books regarding feminine hygiene -- and often otherwise taboo subject.

At one of RTF’s project villages, the use of water filters reduced incidences of diarrhea by 90 percent. While diarrhea is an inconvenience in developed countries, it can often cause death due to dehydration among the very young and the very old in less developed parts of the world.

Monday, December 12, 2016

SCA Corps Member's Proposal Receives Top Prize at MIT's Climate Colab

A computer science graduate from Brown University, Steven Prusky currently manages two financial companies, Windsor Securities and MFIP, Inc., in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. In addition to his executive duties, Steven Prusky finds time to support worthy causes, including the non-profit Student Conservation Association (SCA).

Since its inception in 1957, SCA remains committed to its mission of inspiring new generations of conservation leaders. In order to do so, the organization finds opportunities to engage youth in providing hands-on opportunities to serve the environment.

Through the years, SCA has had numerous successes in grooming environmental leaders. One of the most recent examples is Sarah Lipuma, who earned the Judges' Choice Award at the recently concluded Climate CoLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lipuma received the award after presenting her proposal for the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project. The project aims to promote the use of nature-based remedies in mitigating the damaging effects of climate change to waterfronts. The proposal garnered the attention of the judges, who evaluated more than 500 submissions.

Sarah Lipuma has been a member of the SCA Corps and currently serves as an estuary stewardship educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Steven Prusky, President and Owner

Steven Prusky has been affiliated with Windsor since serving as a summer employee in 1982. After receiving a Computer Science degree from Brown University with Honors, Mr. Prusky returned to Windsor full-time to automate the firm’s data collection process, beginning the important transition away from manual data collection and processing. He has remained with Windsor ever since, progressively moving through all positions, and eventually purchasing the firm in 2005.

Mr. Prusky began his investing career in 1987, when he co-developed Windsor’s first “black-box” trading model, and he has been a key architect of each subsequent trading model used at the firm.  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he continued intense research on equity markets while becoming the chief client liaison and one of Windsor’s two investment managers. In rapid succession, Mr. Prusky received his series 7 and series 24 (both are not active since the firm is no longer a broker-dealer). Shortly thereafter he received his insurance license and series 3 (both extant) and started MFIP, Inc., a CTA.

In his role as President, Mr. Prusky continues research on strategically applying technical analysis to the equities and futures’ markets.

Mr. Prusky has been married for 20+ years and is a devoted father of five children. His passions include travel, the environment and education. He serves on the Board of two private charitable foundations and two NGOs, one providing environmental education and experience to youth in the U.S., the other providing emergency and infrastructure relief both domestically and abroad.