ESG Investing: A Better Future Through Investing?

When I first started this blog, I focused solely on personal finance. But if we go even further back, I had initially started a blog focused on alternative/clean energy, sustainability, and the environment. I chose not to continue putting work into that blog because I felt it would be too difficult to get people interested in a blog that only talked about sustainability. Maybe I'm wrong; maybe I'm not. Either way, in more recent months…

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Achieving Intentional and Sustainable Living

Back in September 2018, there was an event held here in the US called the Global Climate Action Summit. This summit was all about sustainable living. Technically the GCAS is more of an organization than a single event, but they organized a huge gathering in San Francisco. The event spanned three days and featured some of the biggest names in business. Those included Michael Bloomberg, Starbucks, Blackrock, AFL-CIO, Salesforce, and many more. In addition, several…

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Is consumerism killing your budget?

What do you do when you see the soles of your shoes starting to look worn? Do you take them to a shoe repair shop that will fix them for less? Or do you simply replace them? The latter is exactly what consumerism wants you to do. Let me be the first to say I have never had a pair of shoes repaired. Though I do typically wear them until they nearly have holes in…

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5 Ways to be Frugal While Saving the Environment

Recently I read a post very similar to this one. Frugality and preserving the environment happen to be two things I am very passionate about, so I was compelled to present some ideas of my own. At the same time, I know I need to be better about some of these things. So, this is also a way to hold myself accountable in the areas in which I am slacking. It's really quite interesting because…

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Does being a penny pincher ever become irresponsible?

In a recent post, I discussed the idea that frugal living isn't everything. This is more or less synonymous with being a penny pincher.┬áIn other words, being frugal can help optimize your life, but it has its limitations. And even though this sort of post seems counter-intuitive to what this blog is all about, I'm going to expound upon this idea. Only this time, I'll take it in a slightly different direction. But first, let…

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Leasing a Car vs. Buying, and My Green Initiative

This article was updated 7/1/18 as I no longer maintain a second blog. Leasing a car is something you may have often heard you should┬ánever do. And while I generally agree with this sentiment, I think there can be exceptions. But first, some background. A while back, I started working on a now-defunct blog related to green technology. While green tech is still important to me, I quickly realized I wouldn't be able to maintain…

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