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4 New Investment Platforms that Will Help You Divest from Wall Street

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It’s easy to invest in Wall Street. But why wouldn’t it be? Corporations have spent billions of dollars and a century of lobbying to make it easier to invest in companies halfway around the world than in your own backyard. Because of this, the marketplace for alternative investments often appears to be undeveloped and risky.

People are waking up to the fact that publicly traded companies do not have their best interests at heart. The International Labor Organization recently found the amount of “Wall-Street activity” in a nation’s economy to be the number one corollary to wage inequality. For a growing number of investors who are seeking purpose with their investments, divesting from Wall Street is a direct response to the fact that, in the past 25 years, locally-owned businesses with fewer than 20 employees have created ALL of the net new job growth in the US.

Thankfully, there has been a flood of innovations that have brought Wall-Street-like ease and transparency to Main Street. Here are four of my favorite platforms making it easier for everyday investors to invest in vehicles that support job creation, healthcare, education, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, sustainable agriculture, clean energy, affordable housing and more.

Read the full atricle at Huffington Post.