Have you ever wanted to divest your savings from fossil fuels, private prisons, big banks, or other exploitative industries but are unsure how to do that? Have you wondered about what investment opportunities might be available besides stock market funds? Do you care about supporting small local businesses? If yes, then this event is for you!
On Monday, October 15 we're hosting a brief presentation and get-together for people curious about how to invest their money in small local businesses and community-driven economic development. This is a great event for people with little to no experience in making investment decisions and for people with approximately $1,000 or more in savings available to invest in long-term (i.e. 2+ year commitment) investments.
We will provide an overview of investment opportunities currently available in the Bay Area and Northern California region and how to find out about opportunities in the future. Then we'll talk about a few pitfalls that new investors should look out for. We will also discuss some of the logistics of using IRAs and other tax-incentivized retirement accounts to make local investments.
This event will be led by our Grassroots Finance Attorney, Christina Oatfield, who has made numerous small investments in local businesses and organizations, and has advocated for policies to support local economic development in the California Legislature.
Registration is $15 per person to cover the cost of food and refreshments.
Disclaimer: This event will not provide financial advice to anyone! The presenter is not a financial advisor. This event is intended to help investors learn about unique investment opportunities but we are not able to provide actual advice to anyone about whether any particular investment opportunity is suitable.
1428 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612
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