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Who is RINO INVEST?

Who is RINO INVEST? It seems like every time you scroll through a website or turn on the TV, you see an ad for yet another company promising to help you manage your money and build enough wealth to make Jeff Bezos envious. That’s not our style, and it may be.......

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Wealth Building 101

Wealth Building 101 A journalist once asked Albert Einstein what he considered mankind’s greatest invention to be. Without missing a beat, Einstein replied, “The compounding of interest.” I like this quote because it makes a point that too many financial gurus tend to overlook, namely that wealth is really just a.......

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What’s Up with Social Security?

What’s Up with Social Security? On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, which created this country’s first-ever social insurance program. Social security was intended to reduce the number of impoverished older Americans by providing retired workers age 65 or older with income for life........

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Meet Cassian

Hi, I’m Cassian Nunez. Nice to meet you! If you found your way to our website through an internet search engine, you may be wondering what RINO INVEST is all about and who Cassian Nunez is. We’re not what most people think of when they hear the words Wealth Management.......

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The Case of the Missing Money

The Case of the Missing Money Has this ever happened to you: You put a bit of “walking around” cash in your wallet, say $30 or $40. A short time later you reach for your wallet to make a small purchase only to find that it’s empty. That $20 you.......

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Livin’ La Vida Millennial

Livin’ La Vida Millennial What do San Antonio, Texas, Paradise, Nevada, and Columbus, Ohio, all have in common?   (A) Each city was a winning answer on Final Jeopardy last season   (B) Each is under consideration as a location for the next “Real Housewives” franchise   (C) They are three of the.......

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Hakop Kupalyan, Social Media Manager

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Favorite asset class: Real Estate
Education background: B.S. Marketing
Professional background: E-commerce and Marketing

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Favorite quote:
“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.”
Henry Ford

Mercedes Cooper, Social Media Manager

Hometown: Durham, NC
Favorite asset class: Real Estate
Education background: NCCU (BFA) SCAD (MFA)
Professional background: My name is Mercedes and most of my professional background has been in customer service as well as the medical field. I went to school for acting and got my BFA and MFA in performing Arts! I have also, studied in digital marketing and am about to receive my certification for Digital Marketing (with my primary focus in Social Media Marketing).

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Favorite quote:
“If not me then who.”
Travis Manion

Edward Smith, Social Media Analyst

Hometown: Boston
Favorite asset class: Securities
Education background: B.S. Operations Management
Professional background: Sales and Marketing

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Favorite quote:
“You do not find the happy life, you make it.”
Camilla Eyring Kimball

Spencer Park, Video Production Manager

Hometown: Bothell, WA
Favorite asset class: Business
Education background: Bachelor’s in Communications and Anthropology
Professional background: Event/Digital Marketing

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Favorite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi

Betty Soto, UX/UI Designer

Hometown: Beaumont, CA
Favorite asset class: Real Estate
Education background: West Coast Ultrasound Institute Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography, Current student at Colorado Technical University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.
Professional background: Cardiology Technician

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Favorite quote:
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
Vincent van Gogh

Rahul Kulkarni, Asst. COO

Rahul Kulkarni serves as the Assistant Chief Operating Officer for RINO INVEST. In 1999 he earned a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering before receiving his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pune. In his spare time he enjoys bird watching and spending time with his wife and son.
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Favorite quote:
“I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and make them right!”
Sir Ratan Tata

Diego Castiblanco, Web Admin

Diego Castiblanco works as the Web Developer of RINO INVEST, He got his degree in Computer Science from The Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in 2017, he worked as a full-time Web Developer in UpWork which is one of the best freelancing platforms, he got the Top Rated Plus tag due to his dedication and professionalism serving clients from start-ups to big companies.

Favorite quote:
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
Epictetus

Barbara Babcock, Curriculum Designer

Barbara Babcock is a Learning and Development Consultant and Financial Educator. Her passion is creating technology-rich learning solutions for Fortune 500 clients in the finance, technology, and engineering industries. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Dallas. She is also an emerging professional photographer whose work has been shown in various locations in Austin and Santa Fe.

Favorite quote:
“Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.”
Bill Ackman

Matt Pettit, CIO

Matt Pettit serves as the Chief Investment Officer of RINO INVEST. He is a 2015 Graduate of Wofford College with a degree in Accounting. He also serves his country as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.

Favorite quote:
“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”
P.T. Barnum