GoldBean Offers Holiday Gift of Financial Empowerment

New financial technology startup encourages giving the gift of investment advice, in time for Cyber Monday

Nov 24, 2015, 13:18 ET from GoldBean

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Instead of just "spending" on a gift card this holiday season, a new startup is offering $50 gift memberships to help people who are brand new to the investing world. GoldBean ( enables clients to start their first portfolios using their own spending trends.

"The average American will spend more than $800 on gifts this holiday season; we enable our clients to 'follow the money,'" says Jane Barratt, CEO and Founder of NYC-based GoldBean. "Instead of starting out the New Year dreading the credit card bill, we turn that bill inside out. Our clients learn about investing beginning with the companies they spend with – putting them on the road to financial empowerment."

A $50 "Gift of GoldBean" helps beginners to the investment world build the confidence and knowledge they need to invest without the help of a costly financial advisor.  Gift recipients receive ongoing investment advice, education and access to low-cost trading. When members are ready to start buying stocks and funds, they also receive two months of free trades.

"Everyone knows someone who is intimidated by the confusing language of Wall Street. Our easy-to-use 'investing for beginners' platform is a gift that keeps on giving, because over time people can grow their skills and confidence," continued Barratt. "Invest in what you know, and learn as you go."

About GoldBean
Vested Interest Co (DBA GoldBean) is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor that helps people begin their investment journey, starting with the companies and brands they love, know and buy. GoldBean help you "#getyourshare. GoldBean was founded by global marketing and digital advertising pioneer Jane Barratt, whose own experience as an investor inspired her to help others get started. Follow us on Twitter @HelloGoldBean.