Archive for May, 2017
Private Equity has been around for a long time. An individual or firm provides money in order to get a business venture started. In turn, the investors own equity in the company and get a share of the profits. Crowdfunding has been getting very popular over the last few years especially on sites like KickStarter. People post ideas or things they need money for and people from all over the world can donate to the cause if you will. Sometimes it is just fun to read the posts on that site. I have seen anything from raising money to create movies, to some guy waning to make potato salad! The difference however, is these individuals simply donate money and do not get anything out of it afterward depending on what the kick start entails. An example is, if enough money was raised to fund a movie idea, the movie itself would be its own reward once completed. But what if these two ideas were merged together?
The following is a guest blog post:
By Laur Davidson, personal finance journalist
From early on, we are all told that non-mortgage debt is bad, and that we should do everything we can to become debt-free if we ever expect to be financially independent. However, we are also told that, the only way to build sufficient capital for a secure retirement is to save early and save often. So, student borrowers about to embark on a new career, which should it be?
Not too long ago, I initiated a new position with CAH. After that, I told myself I would wait and save up some capital since I have a few big expenditures coming up soon. Well with my birthday fast approaching, I decided to treat myself to a little early gift instead. On Friday, I started a new position with Realty Income Corp (O). I bought 10 shares at $56.19. See more stats on O below.
As the excitement from the record breaking first quarter results dwindle, just like that the first month in the second quarter is behind us as well. While March tends to be a large month for dividend investors since it ends the quarter, April was a little lacking for my liking, at least for me anyway. But you can’t argue with growth of any kind when every little bit helps. See more details from April below: