About Us

Hi – my name is David and welcome to my blog.

I started this blog to help anyone looking for alternative investment options and strategies.  In other words, options other than the standard stock market strategies out there.

There is certainly nothing wrong with investing that way (and a good portion of my portfolio is in the markets ), but I have always found the volatility of the stock market unsettling.  It is tough to know where to put your money when the markets look frothy.

So I am constantly searching for ways to diversify my investment portfolio through less well-known alternatives that have the potential to offer great returns without some of the drawbacks of investing in the market.

What I Cover:

This includes areas like real estate and other alternative investments. I also write about personal finance.  This includes ideas on how to increase your income, grow your wealth and reduce your debt.

Like a lot of you, I work full-time in corporate America.  So I also discuss ways to maximize popular corporate fringe benefits. Working 9 to 5 (longer these days) is hard enough.  You might as well make the most of what is offered.

Finally, I love the idea of passive income and starting businesses on the side, so I explore that too.  I have started and owned multiple businesses (all while working full time), so have first hand experience in what’s involved.

There are some really interesting and practical ideas in the small business space that I think are unknown to most people.  If you are looking for a business that can be run without your active involvement but still provides great supplemental income, I think you will find some of these ideas interesting.

I try to write about unconventional investments and strategies, but even when I write about a more popular topic (like real estate investing), I typically include lessons learned from my own experience.   That way you know that what I am writing is not just theory or a restatement of someone else’s thoughts.

Finally, I am also an automotive fanatic and was intrigued by the idea of combining my passion for cars and trucks with my love of personal finance. Hence, I cover how you can make money on the road, whether you’re a trucker, entrepreneur, or just someone who has a vehicle and wants to make a little extra money on the side with it.

My Background:

I am a lawyer working in the financial services industry. I started my career at a boutique law firm working on venture capital deals and M&A transactions. I have worked for start-ups, a top 10 U.S. bank and am currently working at a multi-billion dollar fintech focusing on the banking and broker-dealer industry.

I have also been investing in rental properties as an additional income source for over a decade and have a portfolio of nine investment properties that I self-manage. 

I also am a serial entrepreneur and have started multiple businesses on the side, including brick and mortar stores as well as online businesses.

I currently own and operate a successful online business, which includes multiple websites and YouTube channels.

Please explore the site and read the articles. I hope you can find something useful here to enhance your financial life.

If you would like to contact me, please email me at rltfinance1 (at) gmail (dot) com.