The Finance of Giving: No Money = No Progress

If you follow me on Twitter or have been following my blog for a while, you may know that sustainability is important to me. Recently, I semi-binged on the Our Planet series on Netflix. This series is very well done. It’s similar to what you typically see on National Geographic, but the visuals are amazing, even by today’s standards. In addition, some of the footage shown is unlike anything ever seen before. This includes rare…

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The Gas Tax: Too Much Too Soon?

Think back to 2008. What comes to mind? If you're like most Americans, your first thought was probably the mortgage crisis that largely contributed to the Great Recession. You probably think of the rampant foreclosures on homes and high unemployment rates. That makes sense given that housing and employment (or lack thereof) are probably the two most important factors with regard to an individual's or family's financial outlook. This was not the best time for our…

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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 Responsible for Your Floundering 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 the more…

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