Oct. 11, 2021

10. Fair trade or bust

Today's letter is about shopping fair trade. Here's the letter: How do I know if the places I shop really are sustainable? There are some phrases that sound good, but might not actually mean anything, or anyway, aren’t offici...

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Oct. 4, 2021

9. When your company doesn't offer a socially responsible 401k

Today's letter is about getting your company to offer a socially responsible 401k. Here's the letter: My employer doesn't offer a socially responsible 401k, what should I do? In order to maximize your chances of success, I ha...

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Sept. 27, 2021

8. Where to find charities and what to ask

Today's episode 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 …

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Sept. 20, 2021

7. Giving up brands with shaky values

Today’s letter is about giving up brands with values that are different to our own. Here’s the letter: Before I offer up two suggestions for things you can do, let's be clear that it was never intended to be our …

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Sept. 13, 2021

6. Picking a focus for my investments

Today's letter is about picking a focus for socially responsible investments. Here's the letter: How should I pick the focus of my socially responsible investments? If you tend to pick from the 401k options at your job, I wil...

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Sept. 10, 2021

5. Where to donate when everyone needs help

Today's letter is about trying to decide where to donate when it seems like everyone needs help: Is it better to split donations across many groups or pick one to consistently support? I care about so many things its hard …

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Sept. 9, 2021

4. Socially responsible shopping- is there any point?

Today's letter is about socially responsible shopping: My twin says that socially responsible shopping is just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. What do you think? So your twin’s a skeptic. It’s good to keep skeptics ar...

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Sept. 8, 2021

3. Investing in line with my personal values

Today’s letter is about Socially responsible investing...here’s the letter: I'd like to invest more in line with my values. How can I do this? I want to set expectations up top. It is difficult to find publicly traded corpora...

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Sept. 7, 2021

2. How much should I donate?

Today’s letter is about deciding how much to donate. Here’s the letter: How do people decide how much money to give? I'm not religious, so 10% doesn't hold a personal significance to me, so how much should I give? 1. …

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July 17, 2021

1. Welcome to Spend, Donate, Invest!

This past year has made the inequality in our society even more blaringly obvious than it was before. A lot of us are grappling with our own role in the current movements towards a more just society. More people have …

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