SEC http://www.kplu.org en Selling Shares Online Soon Legal for Interested NW Entrepreneurs http://www.kplu.org/post/selling-shares-online-soon-legal-interested-nw-entrepreneurs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest entrepreneurs will soon have another way to raise money for small and new businesses. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday put out long-delayed draft rules for something called "equity </span>crowdfunding<span style="line-height: 1.5;">."</span></p><p>So far, crowdfunding has been a vehicle mostly for artists, charities, and startups to solicit donors online. Supporters usually get a modest reward of some sort. Now, the SEC has detailed how crowdfunding could expand. Proposed new rules would allow startup companies to sell actual stock over the Internet to small-time investors.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:08:26 +0000 Tom Banse 10622 at http://www.kplu.org Could your money-market fund 'break the buck'? http://www.kplu.org/post/could-your-money-market-fund-break-buck <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think the money in your <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_market_fund">money-market mutual fund</a> is as safe as the cash in an FDIC insured bank account, think again.</span></p><p>Although money funds have been very safe investments in the past, there's always the possibility they could drop in value or "break the buck".</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal regulators are considering new rules that could impact the cash you park in money-market funds. But it looks like the targets at this point are funds catering only to corporations and other large institutional investors.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 9036 at http://www.kplu.org Could your money-market fund 'break the buck'? Are you financially literate? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-you-financially-literate <p>If you can define <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_interest">compound interest</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflation">inflation</a>, then pat yourself on the back!</p><p>A recent <a href="http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2012/2012-172.htm">report by the Securities and Exchange Commission</a> finds that most Americans don't understand such basic concepts.</p><p>Commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU's Dave Meyer talk about financial literacy on this week's <em>Money Matters</em>.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 7156 at http://www.kplu.org Are you financially literate?