Your retirement savings are not safe, argues Jack Ucciferri — in fact, so long as they’re invested with one of the big banks, they’re downright dangerous. Retirement savings are one of the biggest sources of investment capital in our economy, and entrusting it to a white-collar, bottom-line institution increases the chances that your investments will be used to further outsource and automate industry, both of which have contributed to current unemployment rates. In short, says Ucciferri, the traditional retirement savings method profits the 1% at the expense of the 99. A better alternative? Searching for more human-scale enterprises rooted in communities, such as Community Development Finance Institution Funds.
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