There are many different ways of investing your hard earned money. In a recent ReleaseFact.com article, Amanda Peters introduces Matt Badiali who has opened up the world of Master Limited Partnerships, or more commonly known by the abbreviations, “MLP”. Matt coins the phrase “freedom checks” which we will explain later. Also, we will explore some of the more pertinent details in Amanda’s article and make a determination as to whether MLP’s are a sound investment for your money.
Matt Badiali has an extensive background in the field of geology and natural resources. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University in the field of Earth Sciences. Afterwards, Matt attended Florida Atlantic University where he obtained a Masters in Geology. His work experience includes a broad range of activities in these fields including: mining, oil well operation, and agriculture. Currently he is a financial analyst and helps mining companies and resource and precious metal experts to stay current with the latest industry trends. In the past, he has taught geology at the college level. Matt has worked internationally in Asia, the Middle East, Mexico, and Europe where he has done extensive research in the field. Learn more about Matt Badiali at Crunbchbase.
As a financial analyst, Matt Badiali introduced the issuance of private checks known as “freedom checks” where the name is derived from a similar look as the checks received for a U.S. tax refund. The ideology here is that Matt Badiali is giving his investors future profit in exchange for a commitment to invest further in the future. The underlying product that investors receive are Master Limited Partnerships (MLP’s) which have been around for over 35 years, are publicly traded and offer tax breaks to investors. Investors also receive periodic cash flow disbursements. Freedom checks differ from the typical MLP as the base market for revenues have to come from transportation, oil, gas or mining-related industries.
So are freedom checks a sound investment? Many have claimed that these checks are a scam. Personally, if one understands the investment and enters the mindset of only investing what you can afford to lose, then it should be an investment worth looking into. It is not a scam by any means, however, investors should perform their own due diligence before embarking in freedom checks. Matt Badiali should be commended with introducing a new form of investment.