Navigating the World of Investing

There are countless options for investing your money. It's a never ending puzzle and can be overwhelming. That's where we're working to provide some insight. We'll walk you through several investment opportunities and cover account creation, funding options, minimums required, the risks we see and provide you with our very simple opinion (VSOP).

In the time it takes you to read a post, you'll get a feel for the investment and how it might work for you. We don't make recommendations or pitch anything. We're an impartial dispenser of information.


 

Alternative Investments

Alternative investments are part of the growing trend of investing outside the mainstream. That mutual fund is cool, but these have something a little different. These include peer to peer debt, business lending, private equity and more. They're unique and something you can discuss at your next party without sounding nerdy - well, not too nerdy.

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Investing in Real Estate

Just as with equities, owning and managing real estate has been around for centuries. It's a proven method for earning income and growing equity. It requires a significant upfront investment and, as we saw in the mid-2000s, it can be risky. Again, we're not highlighting specific investments as much as platforms that enable investments.

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Traditional Investments

There's nothing wrong with the well established practice of investing in stocks and bonds. It can be exciting, risky and rewarding. But, it can also be routine and mundane. We leave the stock picking to others. Here we look at platforms - think Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Robinhood, etc.

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OUR PROCESS

Identify potential investment opportunities/platforms

Create accounts (if able)

Fund accounts

Invest and watch

Talk with management

Report our findings

Provide regular updates

Next Steps...

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