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Thomas Young

Co-Founder & CMO Thomas Young is a marketing professional with years of experience in the start-up community.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3.0 Brings New Functionality to Account Management

Over the last four years, we've built a powerful and flexible platform that allows investors to take advantage of alternative assets with their retirement savings.

We're excited to announce that our team has launched version 3.0 of our platform, making...

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6 Features to Look for In a Solo 401(k) Provider

Entrepreneurs and solo practitioners can still use 401(k) plans to save for retirement, even though they are self-employed. How? Because of the Solo 401(k). 

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What Is a Solo 401(k) And Is it Right For You?

Your retirement savings options look different when some or all of your income comes from self-employment. While most of your traditionally employed peers have access to an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, no one is looking out for your future and...

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5 Types of Alternative Investments To Utilize

Traditional investment options like stocks and bonds can't satisfy the needs of all retirement savers. Now, there are many types of alternative investments that can help diversify a retirement account.

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7 Reasons Why Your Retirement Accounts Aren’t Growing

Retirement can be expensive. Few people have the luxuries of pensions from work anymore.