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The Ivy Investor talks Black Enterprise, TREF, & Cannabis Investing


I discovered The Ivy Investor financial expert advice blog in the Stocks and Stilettos Society Facebook Group and I am glad I did! So when I had to opportunity to hear Courtney Richardson, The Ivy Investor, speak at her Investing 101 Class hosted by Dream Catchers: Harrisburg Chapter, I had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her feature in Black Enterprise, her take on the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, and how to aggressively invest in cannabis.

Dream Catchers: Harrisburg Chapter

MRTV: Share your educational and professional background and how it lead you to blogging as a vehicle to sharing your investing advice?

CR: I started The Ivy Investor in 2014 as a second frustrated second year associate at a big law firm. In this position I spent my day writing oil and gas real estate titles and I needed a more creative outlet. At the same time, my friends constantly called me for financial advice as they transitioned into new jobs and families. Before I went to law school, I was a licensed stockbroker and investment advisor. My claim to fame is that I was working the day the stock market crashed in 2008. I would probably still be in financial services if I didn't get laid off in 2009 and decide to go to law school.

I spent a lot of time getting my friends "up to speed" on financial terms such as rollovers, portable insurance, and stocks. I started to realize nearly everyone had the same questions. I started to write blog posts that addressed these common questions. My friends ended up sharing my blogs with their friends and their friends' friends.

In 2014, the same year I started The Ivy Investor, I decided to make my general knowledge more spec