Dawn Luethe says she'd love to be an investor, but she doesn't have the money or the assets. A few years ago, the Portland, Oregon, resident threw out her back working on an ambulance. Since then, her house was foreclosed on, her credit’s gone downhill and she’s working at an apartment building in exchange for housing. Still, Luethe has seen a couple of investment advisers to try and plot a financial comeback.
“You know, they say ‘Yeah, $5,000, $10,000 to invest,’” Luethe said. “I don’t have that kind of money.”