Author: Allison Brickell

Three Tips to Maximize Your Collectibles Investments

By Allison Brickell on January 11, 2023

I’m fascinated by antiques. There’s something magical about objects with years of history behind them. They have stories. Anytime I visit an antique shop, I’m surrounded by stories waiting to be discovered.  It can be a fun, sad, and spooky experience all at once. It’s fun…

Three Ways 2023 Can Benefit Investors

By Allison Brickell on December 28, 2022

We’re just a few days away from the start of a new year. So I’m reflecting on all the things that have happened in 2022… and all the things that may happen in 2023.  2022 was a rough year for the stock, startup and crypto markets.

Startups Could Revolutionize the Supply Chain

By Allison Brickell on November 30, 2022

When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency in January 2020, we had no idea how long-lasting COVID’s impact would be. Almost three years later, we’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic. People are still catching COVID. And the damage COVID did to…

Twitter and the Fight Against Fake News

By Allison Brickell on November 2, 2022

Well, it finally happened. After several legal snags and a full-blown trial, Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion.  One of Musk’s first priorities as the owner of the social media giant is to change Twitter Blue. Twitter Blue is an optional $4.99-per-month subscription that Twitter…

A Sweet Way to Identify Your Investment Style

By Allison Brickell on October 28, 2022

Halloween is nearly upon us. And investors have experienced their share of spooks this month. I shared a scary investment story. Inflation grew and sent the markets tumbling. And Mark Zuckerberg continued to use his…

A Truly Terrifying Tale of a Terrible Investment

By Allison Brickell on October 5, 2022

My friend Jason told me it was a great idea.  “He’s already got tons of regulars,” he said. “They love his drinks. And we would get shares at a discount because he knows my brother! He just needs some money to get this new place started.”…

Ethereum Merge Signals a Bright Future for Crypto

By Allison Brickell on September 21, 2022

Ethereum bulls are still rejoicing after last week’s successful Ethereum Merge. The Ethereum network shifted from proof of work to proof of stake — a massive undertaking likened to changing a spaceship engine mid-flight.  It was a long time coming. The Merge was beset by delays…
Things are only impossible until they are not.  These inspiring words were spoken by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a character from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” And I’m not quoting him just because I like Star Trek. (Though I really do.) Star Trek shows us…

How Startups Can Help the Inflation Reduction Act

By Allison Brickell on August 17, 2022

As temperatures rise across the country, climate change is grabbing more headlines — and the attention of the U.S. government.  The Senate just passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes the most comprehensive climate legislation in U.S.

News Fix: Crypto Bear Market Edition

By Allison Brickell on August 3, 2022

We’ve made it to the dog days of summer. The crypto markets haven’t exactly been hot — in fact, they’ve been pretty cold for the last few months. But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad news.  Market Update The crypto market is still in bear market…

How Gamification Is Changing Our World

By Allison Brickell on July 13, 2022

Last week, I started a journey along with millions of other people.  I’ve never met these people. But we’re all driven by a common goal: to learn a new language. And we’re doing it on Duolingo. When I downloaded the Duolingo app to refresh…

Bridging the Funding Gap for LGBTQ+ Startup Founders

By Allison Brickell on June 15, 2022

Underrepresented founders — including people of color, women and members of the LGBTQ+ community — have historically received a very small piece of the venture capital (VC) funding pie. Female founders received just 2% of all U.S. VC dollars…
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, many Americans are outraged and terrified. While lawmakers continue to argue over gun control legislation, the effects of gun violence are being felt across the country.  That includes businesses too. The May 24 shooting in Uvalde, Texas —…

The Nightmare of Navigating Student Loans

By Allison Brickell on May 4, 2022

What do you picture when you think of college?  Maybe you see cavernous lecture halls. Football stadiums packed with fans. Beautifully manicured lawns where students study or play frisbee or make lifelong connections. For many of today’s students, that image includes mountains of debt.

News Fix: Cannabis Industry Reaches New Highs

By Allison Brickell on April 20, 2022

It’s April 20, which means cannabis enthusiasts around the country are celebrating what Ronald Reagan once called “probably the most dangerous drug in the United States.” Today, that remark seems pretty outdated. A full 37 states have legalized marijuana in some form (medically or recreationally). Eighteen…