Put Down the Brick…

The summer of 2020 may be receding, but it now feels like the beginning of another summer, 1914, when a Serbian nationalist assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. What could have been an isolated tragedy escalated because of rigid alliances, heavy arms buildups, and stubborn pride.  World War I ultimately killed

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What Are Wall Street’s Typical Returns (and a Mea Culpa)

If you read columns by financial advisors or listen to their radio shows or podcasts, you will find no shortage of bullish prognosticators who will tell you that if you patiently leave your money in the stock market for many years, you can expect a rate of return of 10%, 12%, even 18%. Dave Ramsey,

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Local Investment Strategy #4: Pay Your Mortgage Faster

(This blog is part of a 12-part series on emerging opportunities for local investment that are especially important in the post-COVID era.  It’s drawn from my new book, Put Your Money Where Your Life Is.) —– In my last blog, I argued that if you have any significant savings to invest (say $50,000 or more),

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My Latest Book

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–Frances Moore Lappé, author of Daring Democracy and Diet for a Small Planet 

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Calendar of Events

September 27: Intro to Local Investing in Montana, hosted by the Center for Community Ownership

October 4 – November 1: Local Investing in Montana Workshop Series, hosted by the Center for Community Ownership.