What do you do / don't do?
A quick rundown on our research services and offerings. Let's get these expectations / boundaries out of the way, shall we?
What We Do:
✅ Provide comprehensive alternative investment research and wealth-building information… all in easy-to-read reviews, reports, and notes so that you don’t have to waste valuable hours seeking passive and active money-growing opportunities. However, upon reading our information, you do have to do some due diligence to ensure that a vendor may be right for your individual financial situation.
✅ Offer access to unique, and often overlooked, resources to help you grow, save, protect, and multiply your hard-earned money.
✅ Create an open and trustworthy environment through which you receive fun interactivity and education.
What We DON’T DO:
❌ Provide one-to-one financial guidance, specific advice, or suggestions as to which Investment Vehicle (IV) or vendor may best fit your portfolio and activities. We simply don’t (and, can’t legally) help you decide whether to pursue a vendor – especially since we have no idea what your particular background, income-level, and risk tolerance may be.
❌ We keep a hands-off approach to the finances of all of our subscribers. For one-to-one financial assistance, you can, simply review our “Contacts / People to Know” page for access to qualified and registered financial advisors.
❌ Answer vendor-specific questions about brokerage firms, account setup, or money management. Unless otherwise indicated, each IV listed within this site is independent of Rogue Money Insider (RMI). Therefore, any questions related to their systems or services should be directed to their customer service.
For questions about your brokerage account and setup, please contact the broker directly.
❌ Act as a liaison for a vendor. On the rare occasion, we may check in with a vendor to ensure that you’re receiving prompt customer service.
However, 99% of the time, we will not do so. We can’t control how a vendor may run his or her business and customer service; and, it’s not our business model to provide customer service for their business (see above).
❌ Act as your personal investigator for vendors you come across along the way. We may take a peek at a few of them. But, trust us, we have a list of about 75 – 100 vendors in queue that we’re already researching, testing, and vetting out (mind you, likely only about 5% – 10% will actually make the cut).
If you feel you truly have something, we should take a strong look at, and it’s not already listed under our core MONEY pages (see navigation bar at the top of this page), then be sure to check out the set of qualifications / requirements listed at the bottom of this page…
❌ Control the future. Listen, we don’t have a crystal ball… therefore, it’s impossible for us to predict whether an IV, program, system, stock, currency, or other financial instrument will make money any given month. We can only go by past data to project the most likely course.
Extended positive past results (along with other Rogue Money proprietary due diligence factors) generally show a vendor has the potential to continue pressing forward and generating money for its clients.
HOWEVER, as you should well know, “past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance.”
For a more bar-stool / colloquial answer….
Here’s a letter I, Barry Goss, send to our free subscribers:
There’s not a day that goes by that a business acquaintance of ours doesn’t either e-mail or ask us in person the following:
“Just what the heck do you guys offer inside your member area?”
After we grit our teeth, wishing we could always just instantly reply with: “Did you read our very content-rich site, including our very accessible FAQs?,” we relent and end up giving them the elevator pitch reply:
We act as a guide to off-Wall-Street ‘money’ resources – vetted people, ideas, and programs outside the mainstream to help you make, manage, and multiply your money in unique and uncommon ways.
The somewhat more descriptive answer is:
We’re investors and entrepreneurs first. Researchers and educators second!
We learn about money things, test them, use them, figure them out… and, then share what we know or know about. Not the other way around, like some folks we know of in financial research: Share, learn, test, hope it works (the see what sticks to the wall approach).
We specialize in researching, analyzing, and vetting out PEOPLE (i.e., traders, money managers, wealth-builders) and PROGRAMS (i.e., automated / managed account vendors, cash-flow opportunities, and misc alternative investing resources) as well as providing top-quality financial information related to how you can protect your hard-earn money.
So, even though it’s clear that we’re not billing ourselves as EXPERT market analysts, political commentators, financial preservationists (the folks that teach money tactics around a Sky-is-Falling fear-driven belief system), or offering up a standard buy-hold-sell advisory service, we DO still get questions (almost daily) that start with:
“What would you do if…”
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“I’m looking for your advice on…”
– or –
“I’d like your take on this company’s program because I heard…”
The standard answer we have to give, of course, is that SEC regulations prohibit us from dishing out personal investment advice.
But, let me play hypotheticals here. Let’s just say that we could give personal investment advice, and that we could be more than what we are… which is strictly passive-income researchers, alternative investors, and financial journalists.
If we could say, “Take a look at ____(XYZ) stock,” or “Put 25% of your money in ____(XXX) managed trading fund,” what good would that do when we really wouldn’t know the nitty-gritty details of your personal financial life?
There’s simply no way we could know if an Investment Vehicle is good for your needs, wants, desires, because we don’t know your needs, wants, desires, risk-capital, risk tolerance, or any other detail about your financial well-being.
In short, the answer is simple:
We’d be doing you a disservice to try and offer you personal advice. Good investment advice isn’t something that you can get just by asking a question that you know will be answered non-interactively.
And, given that we’re not equipped as a company (legally or logistically) to analyze your financial standing and determine your best steps, we won’t do it.
To get back to the basics…
This article is for your understanding of our core ‘Rogue Money’ mission:
To constantly be on the lookout for unique and uncommon tangible MAKE, MANAGE, and MULTIPLY money ideas and investment finds. We’re a Rolodex of ideas and contacts, not an advisory service.