By Travis Smith
on June 22, 2022
In this world, nothing is free. It stands to reason that that holds for starting an investment group. But how much does it cost to start your own group? You’ll need to file the right paperwork, get ...
By Travis Smith
on June 15, 2022
We’ve all heard the horror stories: So-and-so loaned money to his brother and now they don’t speak anymore. The couple down the street bought a vacation home with their siblings and had to sell it ...
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By Brittany Barchalk
on May 31, 2022
For more than a century, investment-grade fine wines have generated strong returns. In this post, we’ll introduce you to Vint, an alternative asset investment platform for easily investing in the ...
By Travis Smith
on May 12, 2022
Have you ever rented a property? If you have, I bet you’ve experienced a little jealousy each month when you handed over your rent check to your landlord. It must be nice to earn passive income from ...
By Travis Smith
on May 05, 2022
We’ve all heard the saying about “too many cooks in the kitchen.” When you don’t have the right process, buying property with multiple owners can feel a lot like this. 
By Travis Smith
on April 28, 2022
You’ve heard the benefits of investment groups: Spreading risk, pooling capital, growing your investment brain trust, and more. Now, you’re ready to learn how to start an investment group of your ...
By Travis Smith
on April 21, 2022
You’ve heard all the chestnuts about building wealth: Invest in stocks and bonds, feed cash into your retirement account, live below your means. This isn’t bad advice, but in our opinion, it’s not ...
By Travis Smith
on March 31, 2022
Alternative assets are more than just “good to have.” They are essential if you want to build wealth reliably and have a truly diverse portfolio.  Saying alternative investments are essential is all ...
By Travis Smith
on March 24, 2022
NFTs are all the rage in the Web3 space—and for good reason.  You’ve probably heard the stories, people buying and selling memes, the fifteen-year-old who made a cool million by selling NFTs. You’re ...
By Travis Smith
on March 17, 2022
Do your investment goals feel out of reach? You have assets you want to invest in and build wealth, but you don’t have the capital to make big moves. If this sounds like you, an investing group may ...
By Travis Smith
on March 10, 2022
Many people view their 20s as a time of experimentation: A time to make mistakes, take chances, and grow. However, by the time we hit 30, most of us want to start settling in and leveling up. ...
By Travis Smith
on March 03, 2022
How long do you want to wait for financial freedom?  Today’s retirees are around 62 years old, on average, but if you’re currently in your 20s,  research shows a bleak picture. The estimated age ...
By Travis Smith
on February 24, 2022
Every parent wants to give their children the very best start in life. For many people, it goes further than just their own children. They want to build wealth and set up a success system for their ...
By Travis Smith
on February 17, 2022
You’ve seen the articles out there stating that investing in property is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for financial success, but with your income and savings, you’re not sure ...
By Travis Smith
on February 10, 2022
Investing can feel intimidating, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Fifty percent of surveyed millennials avoid investing altogether because of their fear of losing money to a bad ...
By Travis Smith
on February 03, 2022
What do 81% of people with over $1 million in assets have in common? Increasingly, they’re shifting focus from traditional stocks to alternative investments. On average, those wealthy investors are ...
By Travis Smith
on January 27, 2022
You’ve heard that real estate investing is one of the most proven ways to build wealth, but you’re a realist: You don’t have enough capital to finance a property investment… Or do you? Let’s paint a ...
By Travis Smith
on January 20, 2022
“Money and friendships don’t mix.”  How many times have you heard that saying? Many people consider it common knowledge that financial and personal relationships should be kept separate. We’re here ...
By Travis Smith
on January 13, 2022
Do you dream of a life where you don’t rely on your W2 income to survive? You’re not alone. The concept of financial freedom has only grown in popularity in recent years. Financial freedom means ...
By Travis Smith
on January 13, 2022
There is a lot of information about forming, running, and maintaining a limited liability company (LLC). Here is a quick checklist of all the things you need to do when forming an LLC:‍
By Travis Smith
on January 12, 2022
In order to open a business bank account, you’re required to have articles of incorporation, ownership documents, employer identification number and personal identification documents. By opening a ...
By Travis Smith
on January 12, 2022
  Real estate investment is a common and attractive option for many. And by investing with friends you can pool capital and level up together. Buying property with friends allows you to build equity ...
By Travis Smith
on January 11, 2022
There is an age-old saying, “don’t mix family and business.” Even if you’ve never heard the saying, there are about 100 articles via Google that might tell you the same even if you’re thinking about ...
By Travis Smith
on January 11, 2022
When you’re forming a limited liability company (LLC) with family, friends, or like-minded individuals, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all. You have to remember one thing — you’re ...
By Travis Smith
on January 11, 2022
Each state varies when it comes to LLC filing and formation fees. Naturally, when starting a business, you don’t want all of your funds to go into filing for the business, but these are required and ...
By Matt Shachter
on December 03, 2019
The rise of the entrepreneurial real estate investor is uncovering a need for tools that support a flexible mindset and capital strategy.  “Americans today are more mobile than ever in their pursuit ...
By Travis Smith
on November 26, 2019
During this holiday season, it is so important to count our blessings and give thanks. Whether you are around the dinner table or connecting over holiday spirits, don’t miss a wonderful opportunity ...
By Josh Wilson
on November 25, 2019
When you are considering a shared financial investment one of the concerns is always the legal/financial responsibilities and protections that apply to individual members. Even for seasoned ...
By Matt Shachter
on November 20, 2019
Ready. Set. Go. Momentum is a powerful force. When you have an idea and discover a way to to make it a reality, momentum is a natural by product. However, when we start thinking about shared goals ...
By Travis Smith
on November 20, 2019
I recently presented to an international group of aspiring entrepreneurs from the China Entrepreneurs Network at The Ohio State University.   Considering the group, it was the perfect audience to ...
By Travis Smith
on November 08, 2019
I’m on my way out to VRBO’s Partners Summit this weekend in Scottsdale, AZ.  I can’t wait… it is an awesome community of Entrepreneurs who have built or are building a business in the exploding ...
By TribeVest Editor
on October 18, 2019
Can a vacation home investment be your path to the vacation you have been waiting for? 768 million vacation days went unused in 2018 according to USATravel.org. Why? Who doesn’t want a vacation?
By TribeVest Editor
on October 10, 2019
Being comfortable with our current state is only one measure of security. Most of us waiver between moments of “what if…” and “one day”. Our actions to navigate these uncertainties are improved by 1) ...
By TribeVest Editor
on October 03, 2019
“A majority of Americans (two-thirds) believe investing in real estate, whether for a flip or a renovation, is just too hard, too costly and too far out of their expertise — especially compared with ...
By TribeVest Editor
on September 25, 2019
To many of us, finances and investment decisions traditionally are topics we hold close to our heart. For some, it is fear of putting ourselves out there for comparison. For others, like me, it is  ...
By TribeVest Editor
on September 20, 2019
This weekend will mark the 25th anniversary of the television show Friends. Fans are recounting their favorite episodes and reminiscing about the ups and downs of the interactions that defined ...
By Eric Torgerson
on July 31, 2018
There have been several columns recently pointing out the bias that may exist in investment decisions.  This column serves as an explanation of the biases and if a person reading this suffers from ...
By Eric Torgerson
on July 31, 2018
  Many of you know the story of how my three brothers and I formed what eventually became TribeVest’s first Tribe. And the moment that changed our lives forever: when we realized how we could ...
By Travis Smith
on July 06, 2018
  This is a tale of how two drastically different classes create wealth--the extremely wealthy,   and the rest of us. I know all things are relative, so to be clear I’m referring to this group as the ...
By Travis Smith
on June 28, 2018
TribeVest simplifies group investing, empowering individuals to save with purpose and invest together.  But why would we invest together? And what would we invest in?
By Travis Smith
on April 17, 2017
I have always enjoyed the idea of travel in pursuit of new adventures. In fact, I have always found a direct correlation between the distance traveled and the personal impact of travel on my life.