Oct. 11, 2022

55. Moved to a Gentrifying Neighborhood, Now What? (Replay)

Here's today's letter: I'm a gentrifier and I feel guilty about it all the time. Is there a way to spend my money in the neighborhood in a socially responsible way? Link from today's discussion: https://nextcity.org/daily/ent...

Episode page
Oct. 3, 2022

54. Giving Up Brands with Shaky Values (Replay)

Today's letter is about giving up brands with values that are different than our own! Here's the letter: I can't give up the hate nachos from the restaurant in my neighborhood but I'm trying to vote with my dollars. What …

Episode page
Sept. 27, 2022

53. Where to Find Charities and What to Ask (Replay)

Today's letter is about where to find charities and what to ask. Here's the letter: How should I research a charity to decide if I want to give to them? Where do I look and what questions should I be …

Episode page
Sept. 19, 2022

52. How Much Should I Donate? (Replay)

In celebration of the podcast's one year anniversary, some of the most popular episodes will be rebroadcast. In the meantime, if you have a question you've been pondering, a question about how to better align your money and t...

Episode page
Sept. 12, 2022

Interlude: the podcast has turned 1 year old!

Welcome back! This is a podcast where we talk about ways to line up our personal values and our money. When we think about the things that keep us up at night. Whether that’s climate change, or homelessness, or the …

Episode page
Aug. 29, 2022

51. Activist Investing

Here’s this week’s letter: I recently heard a talk by someone who was saying that shareholders can influence what a company does. But my question is, do I need to be a big time player with lots of stocks to …

Episode page
Aug. 22, 2022

50. Giving more strategically

Here’s this week’s letter: In the past, I’ve donated money whenever I’m asked. I don’t really have much of a strategy, someone asks, I think about whether it sounds right to me, or my current budget and then I give …

Episode page
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 up my investing game. My issue is that I’m busy. I work at a startup and I just …

Episode page
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 compensated for some work that I did to help out a friend. It’s not a life …

Episode page
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 then surprising the graduates at the end by announcing that he is paying off their student loans...

Episode page
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 line up with our personal values and the type of world you’d like to help create. …

Episode page
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 ways for us to all get on the same page. My partner, I think, just …

Episode page
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 had been passed down. This was out in the country, so hunting deer was just …

Episode page
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 every week they would give us kids each one dollar to put in the collection plate. To …

Episode page
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 into play, in the past what always made me uncomfortable was thinking about the nondisclosure form …

Episode page
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 values and our money? This is what I’m exploring on this show. Thank you so …

Episode page
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” before you take your giving seriously. We’ve talked about this before on Episode 24, you might...

Episode page
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? Links from today's discussion https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/us/abbott-baby-formula-sturgis-re...

Episode page
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 attention to the gradual erosion of how secure I thought the right to abortion was in the US. …

Episode page
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 to understand a little about this as I’m thinking about getting into investing while the …

Episode page
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’m worried about climate change and he said that all of that marketing is greenwashing. I didn’t ...

Episode page
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 ways. So I heard people are buying things from Ukrainians on Etsy (like digital products) or booki...

Episode page
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 he was just trying to get the attention that he craves, but it turns out he …

Episode page
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 our personal values and our money. Every week, I take a question that a listener has …

Episode page