Francis Koster: Finding local investments that pay off

Categories: Audio, Video, How To
Published on: September 14, 2014 / 07 September 2014

In this podcast, Francis highlights a number of the case studies he’s collected at his website, The Optimistic Futurist, where motivated individuals have improved their local schools, roads, food, water supply, etc. while earning double-digit returns. These models can be adopted in nearly any community, which is the purpose behind Francis’ work.

Not only are these alternative investments worthy of consideration at time when the stock and bond markets are increasingly treacherous territory for investors – but they increase our local and national resiliency. They are a great example of doing well by doing good. And a number of them can be funded at the individual or small group level – they don’t require deep pockets; just a little inventiveness and courage.