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21st Century Diversification: A guide to investing retirement funds.

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Alternative Investments: Equity Crowdfunding

To understand how crowdfunding became so popular as a method to raise capital, it helps to know the history of how crowdfunding came into being.

Interested in expanding your investments? Read why startup investing could be a good option.

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Alternative Investments: Startup Investing

Investing in startup companies has significant risk, yet if you happen to be an early investor in a successful startup, you may also reap substantial rewards.

Private equity investing holds some big opportunities for the right investor. Read why.

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Alternative Investments: Private Equity Investing

Some investors incorrectly assume that all retirement accounts have restrictions on the investments that they can make. This inflexibility might be true for retirement accounts with a plan administrator who must follow certain investment rules....

Alternative Investments: Cryptocurrency Investing

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Alternative Investments: Cryptocurrency Investing

Cryptocurrency investing is an alternative investment category worth considering for a diversified portfolio.

The first cryptocurrency was Bitcoin, invented in 2008. The ones that followed are often called “alt” coins, which is short for alternative...

Ready to dive into the world of real estate investing? We’ve got everything you need to know about it here.

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Alternative Investments: Real Estate Investing

The often-quoted Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919) said, “90% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” With all due respect to Mr. Carnegie, it is more like 99%. As an alternative investment, real estate is at the top of the list.

"Office Hours" on Rocket Your Dollar Podcast

When speaking to our audience members, it becomes clear that many folks have similar questions about our accounts, alternative assets, and how a Rocket Dollar account can help you reach your retirement goals. At Rocket Dollar, we're always working on...

By now, you've likely heard of decentralized finance (DeFi). With its steep rise in value, it would be hard not to: from less than a $10B market capitalization in 2019 to over $209B today.

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DeFi 101 with Gauntlet

By now, you've likely heard of decentralized finance (DeFi). With its steep rise in value, it would be hard not to: from less than a $10B market capitalization in 2019 to over $209B today. It's becoming more evident that there may be something to this...

Ready to set up your financial future with a more diversified portfolio? Here are 6 tips for doing just that.

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6 Tips For Creating A Diversified Portfolio With Alternative Investments

Investors are constantly looking to create a diversified portfolio of investment opportunities. Understanding how to diversify a portfolio using alternative investments is an integral step to take.

Unsure of the money moves to make for your financial future? Check out some ways to know if alternative investment options are right for you.

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How to Determine if Alternative Investment Options are Right for You

Alternative investments are an important component of your portfolio. However, too many investors spend too little time evaluating how well those investments are performing.


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Here are the Rules When Rolling Over Your Pension to an IRA

If you have a traditional pension plan, you may have the option of taking a lump sum disbursement when you leave your job or retire. One of your options might be to roll the money into an IRA account. Here are some of the things you should think about...

On the fence about cryptocurrency? We’ve got 6 reasons for you to include it in your alternative investment plan here.

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6 Reasons To Incorporate Crypto In Your Alternative Investment Plan

Crypto is one of the biggest buzzwords of our times, but is it really worth all the fuss? If you’re on the fence as to whether you should take the plunge and start investing in this asset, we suggest starting with some research to see if it is right for...

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Real Estate Lesson by Arrived Homes

Arrived Homes has provided an educational mini-series to inform the Rocket Dollar audience about the significance of Real Estate investing, why you should consider adding Real Estate to your profile, and how to achieve real estate investing through...

What are Alternative Investments?

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What are Alternative Investments?

For most people, building some level of financial peace of mind for the future is a constant goal. Whether it's building financial security or planning for retirement, investing some of what you have now makes sense. Investing is all about using your...

5 Signs You Need to Refresh Your Retirement Account

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5 Signs You Need to Refresh Your Retirement Account

As you look ahead to your senior years, making sure your retirement account is well set up is necessary if you intend to live your golden years with financial security. Unfortunately, making missteps along the way can threaten that security and your...

Struggling with your financial future? Check out 7 common financial planning issues and how to fix them.

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7 Common Financial Planning Issues And How to Fix Them

Financial planning is crucial for your future. Without proper financial planning, you may find yourself without enough funds to retire when you want. You could also lose a significant amount of money due to avoidable taxes.

Having trouble reviewing an alternative investment platform? We have 7 features for you to look into for each platform you look at.

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7 Features to Look for in Your Alternative Investment Platform

Diversifying your investment portfolio with alternative investments broadens your future potential for attractive returns beyond stocks and bonds. However, the key to making a seamless transition into the world of non-traditional investments is to find...

 If you’re looking into diversifying your retirement, make sure to check out these 7 benefits of alternative investments.

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7 Benefits of Alternative Investments

When you think of the term "alternative investments," you likely think of complicated investments or investments reserved for institutional investors. However, that is no longer the case.

4 Benefits of a Solo 401(k)

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4 Benefits of a Solo 401(k) for Self-Employed People

Most employees consider their 401(k) account a vital benefit. Employers offer these plans to encourage retention and help their employees save for retirement.

 Swimming in a sea of alternative investment platforms? Picking the right one can be hard, but we’re here to help.

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How to Choose Between Alternative Investment Platforms

When branching out from traditional investments and looking to alternative investing, there are plenty of alternative investment platforms to choose from. With so many to choose from, finding the best platform is not the easiest task.