Episodes

Aug. 15, 2022

49. Socially Responsible Robo-Advisors

Here’s this week’s letter: I just discovered the show recently and have been learning a lot, especially as I think about stepping…

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Aug. 8, 2022

48. What to do with a Windfall

Here’s this week’s letter: I’m writing to ask what you think I should do with a windfall? I completely did not expect to be compe…

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Aug. 1, 2022

47. How to Set Up a Scholarship

Here’s this week’s letter: I was just watching a video of billionaire Robert Smith giving a commencement speech at Morehouse and …

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July 25, 2022

46. Three Phases of Impact Investing

Welcome to Spend Donate Invest. This is a podcast where you’ll find short episodes about how we might use our money in ways that …

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July 18, 2022

45. Creating a Family Money Mission Statement

Here’s this week’s letter: I’ve been taking a more active role in managing my money and my family’s money and I want to look for …

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July 11, 2022

44. Can our money help with gun violence?

Here’s this week’s letter: When I was growing up, I knew a few friend’s dads that had guns, but they were old hunting rifles that…

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July 4, 2022

43. Not Your Parent's Giving

Here’s this week’s letter: Growing up my experience with giving was giving to my church. My parents would tithe to the church and…

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June 27, 2022

42. Pay Transparency for Allies

Here’s this week’s letter: I’m wondering how I can be an ally at work. I heard that there’s a new pay transparency law coming int…

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June 19, 2022

41. Juneteenth!

Welcome back to Spend Donate Invest. We vote, we protest, but what about our money? Is there a way we can line up our personal va…

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June 13, 2022

40. Give now or wait till I'm rich?

Here’s this week’s letter: Should I wait until I am financially well off before I give? No. Please don’t wait until you are “rich…

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June 6, 2022

39. Helping with the Baby Formula Shortage

Here’s this week’s letter: Is there any way I can contribute towards helping parents who are facing the baby formula shortage? Li…

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May 30, 2022

38. Funding Reproductive Freedom

Here’s this week’s letter: Watching the news lately has felt like watching the Handmaid’s Tale. I have to admit I wasn’t paying a…

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May 23, 2022

37. Crypto vs The Environment

Here’s today’s letter I’ve heard that crypto is bad for the environment, but I have to be honest, I don’t see how. And I’d like t…

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May 16, 2022

36. Greenwashing 101

Here’s today’s letter I mentioned to my brother that I started trying to buy certain brands and shop at certain stores because I’…

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May 9, 2022

35. Etsy for Ukraine

Here’s today’s letter One interesting thing I've seen with this Ukraine thing is how people are sending money in untraditional wa…

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May 2, 2022

34. Elon Musk, Twitter, and ESG

Here’s today’s letter: I am lowkey stressed about Elon Musk and Twitter. At first when he said he wanted to buy Twitter I thought…

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April 25, 2022

Thank You Listeners!

Welcome back! This is a podcast that sits at the intersection of social justice and money. Usually we talk about ways to line up …

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April 18, 2022

33. What should I pay my first employee?

Here’s today’s letter: I’m finally doing it! I’m starting my own business. Things are going better than expected and I’ll need to…

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April 11, 2022

32. Is it ethical to be a billionaire?

Here’s today’s listener letter: A friend and I recently got into a debate about whether or not there’s such a thing as an ethical…

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April 5, 2022

31. Banking till death do us part

Here’s today’s listener letter: A few recent episodes of the show have made it clear to me that I want my money to be put into ba…

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March 29, 2022

30. What's the bank doing with your cash?

Here’s today’s listener letter: I heard the recent episode about banking and I have more questions! I’m not 100% ready to cut the…

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March 21, 2022

29. My 2 Cents and My 2 Cents

Here’s today’s listener letter: Should I try to specify exactly what my donation is used for? No! End of episode. LOL. OK, I am k…

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March 15, 2022

28. How to start a giving circle

Here’s today’s listener letter: Recently I heard someone mention a "giving circle." It sounded like a way to give money with my f…

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March 7, 2022

27. Where should I bank?

Here’s today’s listener letter: Where should I bank? On the one hand, I am lazy. On the other hand, the world is on fire and trad…

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