My Opinion Is My Own
Welcome to DianeFreaney.com
That is how I describe my approach to life. My intent with this blog is to speak my own truth, to listen to your truth and to create together the world we want to live in.
Since 2014, I have led the effort to move $1M+ from traditional retirement plans and invest in local communities all while maintaining a minimum 3% ROI. I have been at the forefront of building relationships and supporting resiliency within our locality.
MBA students at Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio) planted the seeds for Rooted Investing in the fall of 2011. We shared a common goal of “Changing Business for Good,” and we each had very different experiences in our business careers and our personal lives. We shared our stories and learned from each other. A vision for a new category of investing began to emerge – community-based, relationship-based investing that we call Rooted Investing.
Our Mission is to Bring Capital Back to Earth.
Duncan Farms is a 20 acre “farm incubator” that focuses in producing a variety of value-added products, using permaculture and sustainable farming techniques. As part of my goal of investing in my community, I purchased the farm in 2014 and created a path forward with Jeremy, the administrator, to create a sustainable lifestyle and provide my IRA with 3% simple interest on my capital.
I hate how difficult the paperwork for registering and managing a business has become. I like SIMPLE and TRANSPARENT documentation, I share all my documentation for my businesses including EIN, creating a Benefit Corporation, By-laws, Articles of Incorporation, Operating Agreements, etc. Feel free to reuse or ask any questions.