Tag Archives: retirement

Duh? Crowdfunding is Risky.

This is news? The Wall Street Journal reports today that crowdfunding is ” …as close to gambling as you can get.” In a story in its Retirement section, the Journal finds that, OMG, investing in crowdfunded companies is risky and … Continue reading

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Do You Trust Your Broker?

When your broker suggests that you put your money into one of her picks, is it good for you? Brokers’ duties include fair dealing, suitable recommendations, accurate disclosure, trade only by client instruction and avoiding excessive trading.  See: http://www.finrafoundation.org/web/groups/foundation/@foundation/documents/foundation/p119054.pdf However, there … Continue reading

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When I’m 64…

Pension consultants and investment advisers are beginning to create awareness of crowd funding investment opportunities for individual IRAs. One such website suggests: “Who knows, with just $2,000 of your own IRA dollars, you could be in on the next Steve … Continue reading

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