What Is Local Investing?

What Is Local Investing?

What Is Local Investing? INTRODUCTION Local small businesses help create the color, culture, and uniqueness in our communities and neighborhoods. They’re owned, managed, and staffed by our friends and neighbors. In what’s called the “local multiplier effect,” the...
Is It Safe?

Is It Safe?

Is It Safe? No one knows for sure how likely it is that a company will succeed or fail. Even the best research cannot accurately predict the future. For the purposes of this website, a local investor is considered someone with financial resources that they can afford...
How to Get Started

How to Get Started

How to Get Started Review your financial situation Do you have money to invest that you can afford to lose?  Have you paid off any high interest credit card debt?  Are your non-invested savings sufficient to cover emergencies, and are they working for you at a...
Joining an Investment Club/Group

Joining an Investment Club/Group

Joining an Investment Club/Group We highly recommend that local investors work together, not alone, in order to help each other out. Sharing expertise and insight helps everyone find better investing opportunities and make better investing decisions by drawing on the...
What to Expect

What to Expect

What to Expect Direct local investing is a slow and engaging, yet rewarding process. Local investors must have the passion, time, and energy to find and evaluate local investing opportunities, and for getting to know the people who offer these opportunities....
Using Retirement Accounts to Invest

Using Retirement Accounts to Invest

Using Retirement Accounts to Invest Qualified retirement plans offered by an employer, such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s, SEP IRAs, and SIMPLE IRAs, do not allow for direct investment into private (i.e. not publicly traded) securities. Similarly, funds in traditional IRAs and...