When I was growing up Stock & Bonds were what rich people did with their money.  They used it to make more money and buy more stocks & bonds.  I still don't understand it.

Now anyone can invest their money in things like NFTs or cryptocurrency and make a ton of money off of a computerized picture that looks like it was made in 1985 on a printer that was way too loud.  Needless to say I don't understand it.

But if you want a portfolio that's actually COOL, why not invest in dinosaur bones and video games?  I don't understand it...but it might be cool at least.

Dealspotr posted about a whole new group of "alternative investing" websites and apps that have come out over the past few years.  They say these let you invest your money in cool, hip things that gain a lot more value than old school investments.

1. Vint.co is a place where you can invest in rare wines . . . where the prices have tripled since 2006.


2.  RallyRd.com buys rare collectibles and sells shares in them.  We're talking about comic books, first editions of books, autographed memorabilia, classic cars, and even a triceratops skeleton.


3.  Republic.com lets you invest in video games before they come out, giving you a piece of the action as people buy them and play them.


4.  Masterworks.io turns you into an art investor . . . they buy famous works of art, you buy shares, and then you get a cut when those works sell in the future.

If you're interested in trading cards, real estate, farmland, sneakers, or even supply chain financing...you only need a few hundred dollars to get going. But only play with what you can afford to lose.  Don't be a dummy and blow the mortgage.

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.


Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!

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