Topics Under Tag: "muni bonds"

financial advisors and local investing

What Do Financial Advisors Have Against Local Investing?

Angela Barbash | November 27, 2016

I was on a panel earlier this year at the ComCap conference in Portland, discussing how my colleagues and I manage to do what other financial advisors seem incapable, unwilling, or downright frightened to do. Audience members recounted tales of bringing this taboo investment subject up to their financial advisors, only to be rebuked, scolded, […]

Five Cities Will Test New Muni Bond Crowdfunding Platform

Amy Cortese | October 13, 2016

Music venues, affordable housing, fire trucks and public parks. These are some of the first public works that will be funded on Neighborly, a new funding platform that combines crowdfunding and municipal finance. San Francisco-based Neighborly began its life as a civic crowdfunding platform, but two years ago shifted its focus to the multi-trillion dollar […]