Stock Gumshoe survives as a wonderful community of readers and investors, and as a resource for those who want to avoid being sucked in by investment marketing hype, because of the payments from our premium members (we call them the Stock Gumshoe Irregulars, all apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).
But we’re also not missing any meals here at Gumshoe HQ, so each year we try to give back — with your help. Every year around this time we run a charitable membership campaign, and donate half of all membership proceeds to charity. The campaign is on now, running through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and ending at Midnight on
Sunday, November 29Monday, November 30.
Any membership payments from new or renewing Stock Gumshoe Irregulars during this time will generate donations to two charities: our local Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which helps to feed our neighbors, and a small charity called Reader to Reader that feeds young minds — they focus on literacy, building library collections in poor communities, and providing mentors for young readers. For every dollar we take in during this drive, we’ll donate 50 cents.
That’s not going to change the world, of course — and I’m sure each of you has other causes that are close to your heart… so please, if it’s a choice between supporting an important cause and supporting Stock Gumshoe, put us at the bottom of your list. But if you were thinking of maybe joining the Stock Gumshoe Irregulars anyway (or renewing — we’ll donate for renewal payments, too)… well, now’s the perfect time.
What are the Irregulars, you ask? What do you get?
Paid members get access to everything on the site — including the special commentary that I prepare just for them on Fridays, I call it the Friday File, and depending on the week it might be chatter about my portfolio, my buys and sells, or a solution to a hyped-up teaser that readers are asking about.
Most months, when an idea looks appealing, I also share an “Idea of the Month” investment that seems appealing to me. And you also get access to our “quick take” box that summarizes each article, the ability to start your own discussion topics on the site, and access to any guest articles that are submitted just for the Irregulars.
The price? Most of our readers consider it a rock-solid bargain at $49 a year. You can also sign up monthly or quarterly, or for our “platinum” membership that will make you an Irregular for as long as the site exists with no need for future renewals. Just click here to sign up today, and you’ll be helping Stock Gumshoe and helping some worthy causes — thank you!