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

The Rocket Dollar Solo 401(k)

A Solo 401(k) plan is the perfect retirement account for small business owners and self-employed individuals. This type of account offers many benefits, such as tax deductions on contributions, tax-deferred growth and the ability to borrow against...

Use a Market Downturn to Your Advantage With a Roth Conversion

Use a Market Downturn to Your Advantage With a Roth Conversion

A market downturn can be a scary time for investors, but it can also be a great opportunity to do a Roth conversion. When the market is down and the...

Rocket Dollar Blog | Inflation and Alternative Investments

Inflation and Alternative Investments

Inflation, one of the most important economic indicators, can affect your investments in a number of ways. Inflation is a general increase in the...

Rocket Dollar Blog | Is a Solo 401(k) Right For You?

Is a Solo 401(k) Right For You?

A Solo 401(k) is a retirement plan that can be used by the self-employed. If you're self-employed and looking to set up a retirement plan, then a...

Rocket Dollar Blog | Alternative Assets for a Diversified Portfolio

Alternative Assets for a Diversified Portfolio

The last few months have been tough for investors. The stock market is volatile, and interest rates are increasing, making it challenging to grow...

Rocket Dollar Blog | 4 Alternative Investing Myths

3 Alternative Investing Myths

Alternative investments are becoming more and more common in the portfolios of investors. However, alternative investment strategies have suffered...

5 Metrics to Watch for Alternative Investment Performance

5 Metrics to Watch for Alternative Investment Performance

Alternative investments are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. One important gauge of success is to assess alternative investment...

Looking into alternative investments? Equity crowdfunding is one asset to check out.

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.

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...

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

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...

Alternative Investments: Cryptocurrency Investing

Alternative Investments: Cryptocurrency Investing

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

The first cryptocurrency was Bitcoin,...

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

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....

"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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

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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...

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

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...

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...