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Alicia Purdy

About Alicia Purdy

With a Master's degree in Journalism and extensive experience as a freelance writer and editor, Alicia has found success across genres including: news, business and finance, government/politics, faith and family as well as blogging.

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Unicorn Companies are Rare, So Why Do Venture Capitalists Persist?

Three out of four startups backed by venture capital fail, but VC investors continue to search for unicorn companies. What makes or breaks their success?

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The Fine Print on Investing in Venture Capital

Looking to invest in a startup? Learn about investing in venture capital, the perfect stage to invest and what to know about VC fund management fees.

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Calling the Shots: Self-Directed IRAs Span Every Asset Class

IRAs Defined An Individual retirement account (IRA) is just that – an account where an individual, without the assistance of an employer (like a 401k requires), invests money that will grow over time. The purpose of this exercise is to provide a nest egg for retirement. An IRA can be invested in a variety of […]

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investing in weight loss companies

Investing in Weight Loss Companies May Bring Big Gains

Invest in Your Health, and Wealth With the new year finally here, it is pretty much accepted as canon that weight loss resolutions must be made. That makes investing in weight loss companies a potentially lucrative resolution in and of itself. In fact, over 30% of Americans make a weight-related resolutions every time another year […]

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living frugally

Living Frugally Makes for a Rich Life – If You’re Willing to Wait

The Fundamental Rules of Living Frugally Living a life of fiscal responsibility sounds so boring. Delayed gratification and a lifestyle of responsible spending aren’t exactly the things people are celebrating on magazine covers or TMZ Live. Yet living frugally is one of the oldest, most reliable and fastest paths to wealth. From tiny homes to […]

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timeshare ownership

Timeshare Ownership is the Fabulous Getaway You’ll Never Escape

Timeshares are one of those things people love to hate. Sort of like network marketing or President Trump. Lots of bad press, but enough positive aspects and flashy hype that people keep coming back wanting more. But are they really as bad as they seem? Timeshare Ownership: The Frenemy of the Real Estate World While […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat In Spite of Choppy Waters

Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat in Spite of Choppy Waters

Success Doesn’t Mean Smooth Sailing Besides finally picking up an Oscar for his performance in “The Revenant”and being an avid environmental philanthropist, Leonardo DiCaprio’s investments, as well as his acting, have made some waves in the world of investing. While he arguably doesn’t need the extra income, DiCaprio is active in the tech investment world, […]

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Justin Timberlake Investments Go Bai, Bai, Bai and Stay N'Sync

Justin Timberlake Investments Go Bai, Bai, Bai and Stay N’Sync

Bai, Bai, Bai Former N’Sync front man and Mickey Mouse Club kid, pop superstar Justin Timberlake is now making a name for himself in the business world. Earlier this year, Timberlake starred in a Superbowl commercial for Bai beverages. Not only is he using his famous face to endorse the product, but he was also […]

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It's possible you don't know you're rich

Is it possible you don’t know you’re actually rich?

According to the report, “Although the global economic environment has remained challenging, total global wealth has grown to a new record, rising by USD 20.1 trillion between mid-2013 and mid-2014, an increase of 8.3%, to reach USD 263 trillion – more than twice the USD 117 trillion recorded for the year 2000. With an 11.4% year-on-year increase, wealth creation was particularly strong in North America, where it now stands at USD 91 trillion, or 34.7% of total wealth.”

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Small Business Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship

Episode 19 with Diana Kander

Investing in startups is different than other types of alternative investing, with unique challenges and opportunities. In Episode 19 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, entrepreneurial ‘it’ girl, Diana Kander, discusses what to look for on both the investment and entrepreneurial side of a start-up. Her discussion with AccreditedInvestorMarkets.com Managing Editor, Alicia Purdy, covers how an angel investor can help or hurt a start-up, how to avoid executing a flawed plan, how to learn and move on from a failure and how identify a perfect match between investor and entrepreneur.

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