Monthly Archives: May 2013

Alternative Currencies

The dollar may be almighty, but there are some regional alternatives. I’ve encountered the West Marin $3 coin in California but didn’t quite understand it. Basically, someone buy a box of 25 for $75. It then circulates locally until some … Continue reading

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Looking Before You Leap

I’ve followed the JOBS Act and the crowdfunding phenomena with interest. I’m always interested in ways to get more of my retirement money away from Wall Street. Interested, but cautious. Crowdfunding is a blessing and a curse is an overview … Continue reading

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More Investing Locally

A little more than half way down CDFIs: Under the Radar No More is this paragraph: Typically, individuals can make an investment—usually a minimum of $1000, but sometimes lower—for a period of one to several years. In return, they receive … Continue reading

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Locavesting

Locavesting is local investing, the financial equivalent of the locavore movement. Amy Cortese has written a book by that title. I will be reading her blog and probably recommending articles in it. And maybe buying the book. Locavesting is the … Continue reading

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Are Affluent Democrats Boosting The Economy?

Are Affluent Democrats Boosting The Economy? is interesting in several ways. There is confidence level by income level (above and below $90K) and the above is more confident than the below. No surprise there. But as the author points out, … Continue reading

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Investing Locally

Joining a coop is a way to invest that bypasses Wall Street. My wife and I have become “owners” in the Wheatsville Coop here in Austin, TX. It costs $70, $55 refundable when we leave. It gets us several price … Continue reading

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