Improve Your Investing With 1 Simple Tip
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Experienced investors know a lot of secrets — many of which they’ve learned the hard way — about smarter investing. But there’s a tip that even many longtime investors don’t know. If you follow it, it could revolutionize the way you manage your investments — and improve your overall returns. Best of all, it can make investing a lot more fun.

The carbon-copy approach
Believe me, I know how busy modern life can be. For many, spending a bunch of time on your investments is near the bottom of your priority list. Asset allocation strategies, where you decide how much money you want to invest in particular types of investments and then allocate your available money across them, are a godsend for time-crunched investors trying to put their money to work as efficiently as possible.

But in an effort to find simplicity, investors all too often adopt a cookie-cutter model for their investing. Not only will they follow an asset-allocation strategy, they’ll follow it in every single account they have. That may seem like a simple approach, but in reality, it can lock you into a fixed mind-set tha…………… continues on DailyFinance

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Platte River Ventures Makes Investment in TPG Mt. Vernon Marine, LLC
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/PRNewswire/ — Platte River Ventures (“PRV”) announced today that it has invested in TPG Mt. Vernon Marine, LLC (“TPG” or the “Company”) in partnership with incumbent management of the Company.  Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, TPG is a harbor services business operating on the Ohio and Green Rivers.  TPG’s services include barge shifting, fleeting and towing; barge repair; barge cleaning; stevedoring and fueling.  The Company’s customer base consists of marine transportation companies, coal and grain terminals and commodity owners moving product on U.S. inland waterways.   

“We are excited about our new partnership with Platte River Ventures,” said Dan Altman, CEO of TPG.  “The additional capital along with significant operating and financial experience of PRV’s principals will enable us to continue to execute on our growth strategy.”

Platte River Ventures Managing Director Peter Calamari said, “We are pleased to partner with management in the recapitalization of TPG.  The Company has earned a reputation as a premier provider in its markets, and TPG management has deep relationships throughout the industry.  We are looking forward to working with TPG to leverage the Company’s experience, reputation and relationships to grow through both organic growth and strategic acquisitio…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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