Stimulus checks in the US are coming with surveys showing that 50% of millennials plan to invest it.
We've been covering alternative investment platforms that give investors access to opportunities previously inaccessible to many. For a quick tour of recent launches in this space: In December, we looked at the latest products
for managing cryptocurrencies, in March we shared NFT marketplaces
to buy minted digital art, and on Friday
we traded sports cards on Alt
. Today, we're talking about real estate.
Scrolling Zillow is a big hobby for many, so if you don’t want us to ruin home browsing as a leisurely activity, look away.Ark7
launched this week — a platform where you can buy property shares for as low as $5, making real estate more accessible. Splitting real estate investments isn't totally new, but on Ark7 investors can choose the properties they want to invest in (which have been bought and vetted by Ark7), giving investors a bit more control than they've traditionally had.
Maker Meng Xu explained their launch goals:“Right now, we have over 800 users who are mostly engineers at the big tech firms in the west coast. We are currently looking for early-stage users to give us feedback on our product and platform.”
Feeling generally overwhelmed about investing? Check these tools out:💡 Archimedes
is an investment learning hub with bite-sized lessons.🪙 CoinGecko
provides a fundamental analysis of the crypto market.📈 Worth It
tracks your money and assets.
If you’re saving that stimulus check, Nova Money
gamifies your budgeting to make it fun. 🎮