New media is the investment of the future. Every email, every connection that you may have, and you nurture, build and deepen as a relationship, could be your future proof retirement. I observe the new media moguls, and I see a lot of people that are capable of creating micro-communities around themselves, building up a reliable sources of income, that are simple enough for people to carry into their retirement days.
Collecting these connections, emails, social media acquaintances and assembling them into a comprehensive audience is the investment that transcends the investment portfolios. Data and relationship have an interesting intersectionality, that diminishes numerous risks, and allows value preserving process with minimal investments.