The Good Guys of Finance. (Yes, they exist)

CDFIs, Savings
Having worked in both venture capital and financial services, I have seen some of the best and worst faces of finance. But there is one financial segment that is largely ignored and vastly under-celebrated. I call them “the good guys and girls of finance” for many reasons, but also because it’s easier than their name: CDFI.CDFIs, or Community Development Financial Institutions, were created over 20 years ago by the U.S. Treasury Department to help ensure that our country’s most underserved populations – low-income neighborhoods, women and minorities – were getting fair access to capital. Think about it this way: large banks don’t always find it easy or prudent to lend capital to certain types of small businesses, including first time entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs who need less than 100K to start…
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The world that we co-create

The world that we co-create

CNote, Financial Planning, Savings
What if... We lived in a world where we could vote with our dollars - in everything we do. Not just by buying a cup of coffee from the local shop we love, but by actually investing in that shop's growth and success. And what if we benefited too? Not only by feeling great about supporting our community, but actually creating financial freedom for ourselves along the way. This is what we are creating..and we hope you'll join us for the journey. We are CNote. CNote stands for co-creation. The idea that every $100...and really every $1...can be intentional and meaningful. Instead of investing in what we're told to invest in -- stocks, bonds, ETFs, whatever the next acronym is -- we invest in each other. We call it investing…
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