Put Your Money Where Your Eco Ideals Are

Invest in the Future of the Planet Now

So your morning coffee is ethically sourced. You have rocked thrift shop fashions for years – long before Macklemore made it cool – and you bike to the grocery store every weekend. Like most people from our generation, you try to spend your money in ways that are beneficial and support positive causes. Fortunately, you can continue this strategy with your investments too. Look no further than green muni bonds.

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Lean, Mean, Green Machines: Muni Bonds and Eco-Friendly Transportation

So it’s 2015. Are you a little disappointed by the absence of hoverboards to get around? (It’s okay – we are, too.) On the bright side, there’s no lack of cool transportation in our modern era, and some of it does feel pretty futuristic (just check out the bullet trains). Even better, most of these forms of transportation are steadily becoming more energy-efficient and kinder to the environment.

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Good for What Ails You: Muni Bonds & American Healthcare

Eat fruits and vegetables. Exercise daily. Sleep eight hours a night. We all know the basics of maintaining our personal health. But how can we help protect our community’s health? That’s where municipal bonds come in. Muni bonds are a great way to help your favorite community’s roads, schools, and even parks. But the ever-dynamic muni bonds are also a solid way to fund healthcare facilities, from hospitals to life care organizations. Yes, muni bonds may contribute to your neighborhood’s health!

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Water, Water Everywhere: The Role of Municipal Bonds in American Water Facilities

Warning: this blog post is guaranteed to make you thirsty.

As far as necessities go, water is pretty high on the list. Your body is 60% water, and you need about 2-3 liters of it daily. But in most of America, it is easy to take our water access for granted, thanks to a well-established infrastructure of water facilities.

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Power to the People: Tools for Muni Investors

This is a guest post from Bill Burns and Greg Deschler, attorneys at Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a public finance law firm with offices in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois. This post is not legal or financial advice. The views expressed in this post are the personal views of the authors and do not reflect the views of Gilmore & Bell, P.C.

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Understanding Muni Bond Official Statements

You wouldn’t buy a car without doing your research, right? You’d want to make sure the gas mileage is decent and that its safety record is reasonably intact. Well, the same goes for municipal bonds. Whether you’re new to the muni bond market or a seasoned investor, it’s a smart move to do your research before diving in.

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The End of Big in Municipal Bonds

Why Mini Bonds Open Community Investment to Everyone

In the years since the financial crisis, people saving small amounts of money have not received much love from their banks. Interest rates on money market accounts and certificates of deposits at major banks remain near record lows. For example, a recent rate sheet from JP Morgan Chase shows no alternative yielding more than 0.9% annual interest for deposits below $10,000. Unfortunately, the situation is not much different at Bank of America, Citibank and Wells Fargo.

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Marc JoffeThe End of Big in Municipal Bonds

That Time When Ashton Kutcher Hunted Neighborly to Product Hunt

This is our story; these are our metrics.

A month ago Ashton Kutcher hunted Neighborly on Product Hunt. We took special care to track our metrics, funnel, and conversion rate during the 48 hours after the hunt went live. It was a super exciting time for everyone in our startup and I’d like to walk you through our journey through the eyes of a growth marketer.

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