ProfNet Experts Available on Financial Planning, Crowd Funding

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May 13, 2013, 18:43 ET from ProfNet

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  • Do's and Don'ts of Online Financial Planning
  • Capitalizing on Crowd Funding


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Do's and Don'ts of Online Financial Planning
Brent Brodeski
CEO and Principal
Savant Capital Management
"The growth of online financial planning services has taken off in the last decade, and while some services offer solid, personal financial advice, others are a waste of money and time." Brodeski can provide his expertise and objective opinion on the do's and don'ts of online financial planning, as well as what investors should look for in an online financial planning service, the growth of the Internet and tech-savvy investors, and the outlook for online financial planning
Media Contact: Katryna Kirby,

Capitalizing on Crowd Funding
Holt Foster
Thompson & Knight of Dallas
"The use of crowd funding websites such as Kickstarter and RocketHub grew by more than 80 percent last year as small businesses and entrepreneurs increasingly look online to raise money, and with the Securities and Exchange Commission poised to exempt qualified transactions from securities registration, the $2.7 billion crowd funding market is expected to grow even more dramatically. The federal JOBS Act is a potential game changer, allowing businesses to sell up to $1 million in securities annually to individuals who don't meet the current regulatory requirements for income and net worth. These changes will allow small investors to actually gain equity in companies with good concepts and, if certain reporting obligations are met, allow companies to avoid the expense and time needed to comply with existing securities laws."
Media Contact: Barry Pound,



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