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Modern Investment Strategies: Use Credit Card Rewards and Sign-Up Bonuses to Enhance Retirement Income

Modern Investment Strategies: Use Credit Card Rewards and Sign-Up Bonuses to Enhance Retirement Income

In a Nutshell: Implementing a successful retirement investment strategy may seem intimidating, but every dollar added to an account today can mean a more secure and flexible future. It also means maximizing input now, which is why some savvy investors are cashing in credit card rewards and even using sign-up bonuses to help fortify their retirement earnings. Consumers can rack up rewards and pay off their cards each month to secure bonus investment cash while avoiding fees and... read more »

Mythic Markets Helps Fans Diversify Portfolios and Preserve Credit by Investing in Shares of Pop Culture Collectibles

Mythic Markets Helps Fans Diversify Portfolios and Preserve Credit by Investing in Shares of Pop Culture Collectibles

In a Nutshell: Securities markets have started introducing fractional share trading, opening up access to people who previously couldn't afford to invest. And Mythic Markets brings an innovative new look to that investment strategy through its unique products. Aimed at specialized communities, including fans of the card game Magic: The Gathering, Mythic Markets offers fractional shares of rare pop culture collectibles. Its investors can own a piece of pop culture history they love... read more »

Perth Mint’s GoldPass Allows Gold Investors to Safely Diversify Assets and Rely Less on Credit

Perth Mint’s GoldPass Allows Gold Investors to Safely Diversify Assets and Rely Less on Credit

In a Nutshell: The Perth Mint is Australia’s official precious metals refining, minting, depository, and distribution service that has operated for more than 120 years. Owned by the Government of Western Australia, the mint refines more than 90% of newly mined gold in Australia, the world's second-largest gold-producing nation, and helps investors securely store precious metals and take delivery of bullion bars and coins. With its GoldPass mobile app, The Perth Mint has introduced a... read more »

Rocket Dollar Simplifies Self-Directed Investing with its Checkbook IRA and Premium Debit Card

Rocket Dollar Simplifies Self-Directed Investing with its Checkbook IRA and Premium Debit Card

In a Nutshell: Rocket Dollar offers an innovative approach to self-directed investing by automating the process. Investors maintain complete autonomy over fund allocation through an LLC that the account holder manages directly. Rocket Dollar enables users to easily invest in startups and other alternative assets. Its checkbook IRA accounts are simple, straightforward, and provide account holders with the information and support they need to confidently direct their own investments.... read more »

Mynd’s Property Management Uses Technology and Expertise to Help Real Estate Owners Protect Their Investments

Mynd’s Property Management Uses Technology and Expertise to Help Real Estate Owners Protect Their Investments

In a Nutshell: Property management is a corner of the real estate industry that takes a lot of time, coordination, and effort to do well. But thanks to Mynd, real estate owners and tenants alike can have a much easier and more pleasant experience when it comes to rental properties. The company uses human talent and modern technology to assist real estate investors protect their assets by helping reduce delinquencies, efficiently maintain property upkeep, and find high-quality... read more »

How FAIRR Uses Its Investor Network to Ensure Transparency on ESG Issues Within the Global Protein Supply Chain

How FAIRR Uses Its Investor Network to Ensure Transparency on ESG Issues Within the Global Protein Supply Chain

In a Nutshell: When it comes to sustainable and environmentally sound practices, intensive animal production raises numerous red flags, according to experts. The FAIRR Initiative is an investor network dedicated to illuminating these issues to help solve significant problems within the protein production chain. Not only does the initiative aim to bring about better practices, but it seeks to raise awareness and accountability from an investor perspective to protect returns. FAIRR... read more »

TontineTrust Lifetime Income Pensions Aim to Deliver Increasing Monthly Payouts to Europeans Through a Secure Blockchain-Based Platform

TontineTrust Lifetime Income Pensions Aim to Deliver Increasing Monthly Payouts to Europeans Through a Secure Blockchain-Based Platform

In a Nutshell: Tontines are a centuries-old investment system through which individuals pay into a collective pool of money and receive periodical payouts. As individuals die, their payout entitlements transfer to the remaining participants, and so the value of each subsequent payout increases. Through TontineTrust, a disruptive digital pension provider, the tontine pension framework, once considered a relic, is slated to make a comeback. With defined benefit pensions continuing their... read more »

Wealthcare for Women Offers Personalized Consultations to Teach Women How to Take Control of Their Financial Futures

Wealthcare for Women Offers Personalized Consultations to Teach Women How to Take Control of Their Financial Futures

In a Nutshell: Financially independent women often need comprehensive retirement planning services that meet their unique needs. Russ Thornton has helped clients address their earnings and financial futures for more than a decade through his Atlanta-based platform Wealthcare for Women. Thornton offers consulting services that aim to help clients close financial gaps after losing a spouse, prioritize their economic well-being as they care for parents or children, and adjust to other... read more »

EquityMultiple Uses Technology to Make Commercial Real Estate Investing More Accessible for Individuals

EquityMultiple Uses Technology to Make Commercial Real Estate Investing More Accessible for Individuals

In a Nutshell: The world of commercial real estate investing was once limited to large companies and the wealthiest individuals. But, thanks to companies like EquityMutliple, this alternative asset investment is becoming more readily available to a broader range of individuals. The company uses a combination of technology and human expertise to remove barriers to entry into this valuable investment class. MultipleEquity conducts multiple rounds of due diligence on its investment... read more »

Fossil Free Funds From As You Sow Helps Investors Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies with High Carbon Footprints

Fossil Free Funds From As You Sow Helps Investors Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies with High Carbon Footprints

In a Nutshell: Fossil Free Funds is one of six mutual fund search tools offered by 501(c)3 nonprofit As You Sow. Investors can research thousands of mutual funds, fund managers, fund families, and other options to see where the companies embedded in their mutual funds stand on social, environmental, and governance issues. Each fund has a proprietary grade given to it based on several key metrics, including carbon emissions, coal mining, oil drilling, and renewable operations, among... read more »

Hack Fund V: A Publicly Traded VC Fund That Helps Startup Tech Companies Around the World Get Established and Grow Revenue

Hack Fund V: A Publicly Traded VC Fund That Helps Startup Tech Companies Around the World Get Established and Grow Revenue

In a Nutshell: While most tech-oriented venture capital funds direct their support toward Silicon Valley companies, Hack Fund V is thinking globally. The fund was created by Hackers/Founders, an organization with a strong community of investors and a solid track record of performance with its previous funds. Hack Fund V investors can feel confident that the companies selected for the fund are well-vetted, and a new liquidity model allows them to access their funds at any time instead... read more »

Anchor Loans Finances Rehab Fix-and-Flip and New Construction Investments with an Eye Toward Improving Communities and Delivering ROI

Anchor Loans Finances Rehab Fix-and-Flip and New Construction Investments with an Eye Toward Improving Communities and Delivering ROI

In a Nutshell: Fix-and-flip projects can be profitable investment tactics in the world of real estate. And Anchor Loans helps fund these investments with its fix-and-flip and new construction lending services. The company serves a range of borrowers, from novices taking on their first project to high-volume flippers who purchase 50 properties per month. Anchor Loans' primary clients work on new construction projects, which oftentimes means they raze an old home to build a new, improved... read more »

CrowdStreet: A Platform that Democratizes Real Estate Investment Opportunities While Diversifying Portfolios

CrowdStreet: A Platform that Democratizes Real Estate Investment Opportunities While Diversifying Portfolios

In a Nutshell: Once limited to the most elite of investors, commercial real estate is now becoming available to a broader audience thanks to CrowdStreet. The platform allows accredited investors to diversify their portfolios by investing in individual projects or funds for as little as $25,000. Investors who are new to the commercial real estate asset class can feel confident knowing CrowdStreet’s team of professionals carefully analyzes every project it approves to appear in its... read more »

Recognizing Voleo for Its Social Trading Platform That Encourages Investment Clubs and Promotes Financial Literacy

Recognizing Voleo for Its Social Trading Platform That Encourages Investment Clubs and Promotes Financial Literacy

In a Nutshell: Voleo is a platform that makes joining an investment club easier than ever. Not only does the platform help to remove anxiety for first-time traders, but its inherent group approach can also remove monetary constraints because participants pool their money. Additionally, Voleo promotes financial literacy with a number of resources for novice traders. It also facilitates its annual Voleo Student Competition, sponsored by NASDAQ, to encourage investing among younger... read more »

The Sun Exchange Allows Sustainable Energy Supporters to Earn Passive Income by Leasing Solar Cells in Emerging Markets

The Sun Exchange Allows Sustainable Energy Supporters to Earn Passive Income by Leasing Solar Cells in Emerging Markets

In a Nutshell: When communities, schools, and businesses rely on expensive, inefficient power sources, it may hamper growth and harm the environment. But by developing solar power structures in regions where the sun shines brightest, they can harness more affordable energy. The Sun Exchange offers a way for solar investors to fund those vital projects and earn returns from municipalities, schools, and businesses looking to save on their energy bills. The Sun Exchange process promotes... read more »

MarketPsych’s Frank Murtha on How Fear and Emotions Rule Investment Decisions and the Importance of Long-Term Management Strategies

MarketPsych’s Frank Murtha on How Fear and Emotions Rule Investment Decisions and the Importance of Long-Term Management Strategies

In a Nutshell: Stock market investors often make decisions based on emotions — namely fear. We spoke to Frank Murtha, Ph.D., a behavioral finance expert and Co-Founder of MarketPsych, to learn more about how investor sentiments can drive decisions and prices. Dr. Murtha said fear combined with the natural instinct to be reactive can lead to detrimental investment strategies. He said for long-term success, holding steady positions and keeping reactionary trading to a minimum is the... read more »

By Democratizing the Venture Capital Industry, OurCrowd Allows High-Net-Worth Individuals to Invest in Early-Stage Private Companies

By Democratizing the Venture Capital Industry, OurCrowd Allows High-Net-Worth Individuals to Invest in Early-Stage Private Companies

In a Nutshell: OurCrowd allows individual investors to pool their money and make large venture capital investments in startups. More than $1 billion in committments has been received to date and over 170 companies and 18 funds have been invested in since inception  — including early investments in Beyond Meat's recent IPO and the bike-sharing company Jump, which was later purchased for more than $200 million by Uber. Investing through OurCrowd helps democratize angel investing by... read more »

As You Sow Harnesses the Power of Shareholders and Their Values to Enact Corporate Change for a Better, More Sustainable Future

As You Sow Harnesses the Power of Shareholders and Their Values to Enact Corporate Change for a Better, More Sustainable Future

In a Nutshell: Many corporations view profit as the ultimate goal for the company and its shareholders which can lead to efficient but unsafe or unsustainable practices. As You Sow is a nonprofit that works to enact change that leads to safer and more sustainable policies that reflect well on corporate brands and reduces their risks. The company conducts and publishes in-depth research to educate corporations and their shareholders about how their actions impact humans and the... read more »

NeighborhoodScout Gives Real Estate Investors a Wealth of Unique, Valuable Market Data and Accurate Predictions to Make Informed Decisions

NeighborhoodScout Gives Real Estate Investors a Wealth of Unique, Valuable Market Data and Accurate Predictions to Make Informed Decisions

In a Nutshell: Real estate is a sound investment — as long as you pick the right place and time to invest. NeighborhoodScout helps its customers do just that. The company’s team of Ph.D. geographers uses dozens of proprietary models to build its real estate data, uncovering specific housing market details for every neighborhood in America. This enables prospective investors to vet various locations and compare them against state and national averages. Specifically,... read more »

How the Council of Institutional Investors® Protects Individual Investor Rights through Advocacy of Greater Corporate Regulation

How the Council of Institutional Investors® Protects Individual Investor Rights through Advocacy of Greater Corporate Regulation

In a Nutshell: If you’re one of the millions of Americans who has money saved in a pension or 401(k) retirement plan, you may not know the work taking place every day to keep your funds properly invested and growing. The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that has fought for corporate governance standards and practices since 1985. The Council has been successful in creating change in the ways corporations elect their directors and report... read more »

Expert Jean Chatzky Discusses Women’s Unique Retirement Savings Goals (& How to Reach Them)

Expert Jean Chatzky Discusses Women’s Unique Retirement Savings Goals (& How to Reach Them)

In a Nutshell: Over the course of the last century, the role of women in the global economy has steadily grown, with women today holding 30% of the total private wealth. With that growing wealth, however, comes growing responsibilities — including the responsibility women have to themselves to create their own financial security. We talked to financial expert Jean Chatzky about how women can adapt to longer lives, a pay gap more akin to a chasm, and caring for their families so they... read more »

How to Take the Long View When Choosing a Financial Advisor

How to Take the Long View When Choosing a Financial Advisor

In a Nutshell: Financial advisors aren’t just for the super wealthy. In fact, the people who could most benefit from an advisor’s services are usually the same people who think they don’t qualify for or can’t afford them. We recently spoke to Joni Youngwirth, Managing Principal, Practice Management, at Commonwealth Financial Network to get her opinion on what to look for when hiring a financial advisor. Youngwirth’s advice includes researching the individual advisor and the... read more »

Diversify Your Portfolio with The Entrust Group: Empowering Investors to Make Self-Directed Retirement Investments

Diversify Your Portfolio with The Entrust Group: Empowering Investors to Make Self-Directed Retirement Investments

In a Nutshell: The Entrust Group has been helping everyday Americans take control of their retirement investments with self-directed IRAs for more than 35 years. From real estate to private lending to eco-friendly investments in solar and wind energy or biofuel — there are myriad investment options to explore when you're the one in control of your own IRA portfolio. The Entrust Group's investment professionals and Learning Center provide investors with the knowledge and the tools... read more »

Investing in a Sustainable Future: US SIF Helps Individuals and Institutions Invest for Positive Social and Environmental Impacts

Investing in a Sustainable Future: US SIF Helps Individuals and Institutions Invest for Positive Social and Environmental Impacts

In a Nutshell: As individual investors and institutions turn a keen eye toward the future of the planet and the quality of its inhabitants' lives, the movement toward sustainable investment is stronger than ever before. Today, up to three-quarters of individual investors express an interest in sustainable investing. The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) serves as the leading voice in the United States for sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI). US... read more »

Afford Anything — Paula Pant Shares the Secrets to Her Success in Real Estate Investing and Achieving Financial Freedom

Afford Anything — Paula Pant Shares the Secrets to Her Success in Real Estate Investing and Achieving Financial Freedom

In a Nutshell: Afford Anything is the highly rated podcast and website of Paula Pant, speaker, author, blogger, and real estate investor. Pant saved enough money to quit her job as a newspaper reporter in 2008 to pursue her dream of traveling abroad and experiencing other cultures. It was her approach to saving and her frugal lifestyle that allowed Pant to travel the world for two years, and she now shares her financial secrets with her followers. Today, Pant is a successful real... read more »

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