News from the Neighborhood: December 2, 2016

News from the Neighborhood: December 2, 2016
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Stay in touch with neighbors from across the country with our curated collection of stories worth caring about.

Pricing, Transparency, and Technology: The Digital Future of the Municipal Bond

“The world as Americans know it has been built using funding raised through municipal bonds. Do you park in public lots? Fly out of airports? Ever driven across a bridge? Many of the things that we take for granted in our day to day lives illustrate the importance of funding from municipal bonds.”

Millennials Invest Like Their Grandparents: Cautious and Conservative

“Millennial attitudes toward money and investing largely reflect the events that have shaped their young lives—terrorist attacks, a financial crisis, debt accumulation and more. Many in this generation have entered adulthood with an aversion to taking financial risks and a preference for safe havens, whether in the form of stable value accounts in their 401(k)s or childhood bedrooms in their parents’ homes.”

The Future of Neighborhoods: 5 Projects That Show How We’ll Live

In future neighborhoods we’ll generate our own resources, raise the living standard for affordable housing, cultivate our own land, build in creative and unconventional spaces, and reduce the energy used to heat our buildings.

Ever wondered how bonds actually work?

The Khan Academy explains in beautiful simplicity how bonds work. This introductory video lays out the basics of bonds, including why they’re used, language used to talk about them, and how they’re bought and traded.

Neighborly is the municipal bond marketplace where you can invest in the local projects you care about.

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Sean Connolly

Master story teller. City planning and design.

SeanNews from the Neighborhood: December 2, 2016

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