Like it Or Not, We Need a Federal Gas Tax Increase

The federal gas tax is a divisive issue. Some are staunch critics of it. But can a federal gas tax increase actually help? That's what we'll discuss here. On Friday, June 28th, 2019, the south of France witnessed record-breaking heat. Temperatures surpassed a smoldering 110 °F (43.33 °C). And yet, just a few months before, French people were demonstrating in yellow vest protests. They had several concerns, but the first was a gas tax increase.…

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5 Ways to be Frugal While Saving the Environment

Recently I read a post very similar to this one. I always try to be frugal and help the environment, 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 you think about…

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Marie Kondo Method: What’s the Deal?

Lately, I've been hearing a lot about the Marie Kondo Method. Marie Kondo is an organizing consultant who invented the method. It's also sometimes known as the KonMari Method. This new trend, plus growing environmental concerns, have really had me thinking. The thing is, so much of what we do comes down to conditioning. We've been conditioned to think that if we've had something for a while, it needs replacing. Whether that item is actually…

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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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ESG Investing: A Better Future Through Investing?

What is ESG investing? ESG investing stands for Environment, Social, and Governance investing. Traditionally, investing would focus merely on the financial part. ESG investing, on the other hand, is more of a value-based approach. Nowadays, there are whole funds nowadays dedicated to sustainable investing. But is sustainable finance a good idea, especially when there are much more diverse funds out there? That is the important question. But first, let's look at what ESG investing actually…

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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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