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Investing Tax Forms

by Joshua Rollins on March 1, 2022.

Investing comes with one certainty: if you make a profit, it will be taxed. With that band-aid ripped off, we can still make this a positive conversation. After all, paying taxes on profits is still a preferable alternative to not making a profit. So let’s assume you’re in the money, and are curious what tax...

A Different Take on Value Investing

by Joshua Rollins on November 2, 2021.

I distinctly remember the look I received from our investment advisor assigned to my company’s 401k retirement plan. It was the annual plan review. I was eating a fantastic water buffalo burger at one of my favorite local restaurants in Gainesville, FL. He – let’s call him Mike – spent about 30 minutes talking through...

Doubling-down on Democratization

by Joshua Rollins on February 10, 2021.

While trust in the gamified giant has become as volatile as a short squeeze on an outdated retail chain, now might be a good time to look at who this prince of thieves is taking from and whom it is giving to.

5 Questions for the Capital Seeker

by Joshua Rollins on January 28, 2021.

There comes a point in nearly every business’s life when getting funding is a necessity. At this fateful moment, there may also be a realization that a certifiably insane number of capital sources are out there. Most of these will not be a good fit, and each will have their set of strings, checklists and “arrangements” attached.

4 Investor Insights from 4 Years of Reg CF

by Joshua Rollins on January 20, 2021.

Four years old… this is the age you can expect recognition of shapes and colors, and a love for rhyming words. Also for some 4 year olds I know (mine), the word “stop” may lose all meaning. This is clearly the case with Reg CF in its fourth year, who is showing no intention of...

Retiring Retirement

by Joshua Rollins on December 29, 2020.

What if you didn’t want to retire? I’m not saying what if you couldn’t retire. I mean actually saying “no thanks” to the whole concept of retirement because you have better things to do.

How a Rev Share works…

by Joshua Rollins on December 16, 2020.

If you've been browsing our campaigns you might have come across a few structured as rev share agreements. It's a term that gets thrown around with microinvesting, but how exactly does it work?

Breaking into SAFEs

by Joshua Rollins on December 9, 2020.

At risk of getting flagged by the FBI, I’m going to lay out the easiest path to break into a SAFE. This method is not illegal, but can still make you some money if things go well. I’m talking about Simple Agreements for Future Equity. This is a financial instrument that allows you to invest in early stage businesses planning for big growth.

3 Investment Topics for Thanksgiving Table Talk

by Joshua Rollins on November 24, 2020.

Happy Thanksgiving! Food, fellowship, football. There are so many reasons to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast. But what about that window of time after you’ve taken your seat, plated your food, and Mom makes you turn off the TV? Sure, you can make the rounds of “what are you thankful for”, but what then?

Profit Margin

by Joshua Rollins on November 4, 2020.

As promised last week, we’re coming back to visit the success metric of profit margin. Profit margin is a very common ratio used to assess how much money an organization or an activity generates. Often displayed as a percentage, it represents how much of a company’s sales turn into profits.