Season 3

Dec. 13, 2022

61. Donations of the Rich and Famous

This week’s episode is a little stroll through donations of the rich and famous. Links:

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Dec. 5, 2022

60. When a loved one asks you to donate...but you don't want to

Welcome to Spend Donate Invest. Today's question is, how do you politely decline when someone asks you to donate to something and you don’t… want… to? Please share this episode with someone who you think might enjoy a short l...

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Nov. 14, 2022

59. American Indian Heritage Month meets Giving Tuesday

Links from today's episode: h...

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Nov. 7, 2022

58. Decolonizing our Thanksgiving Plates

This week we're exploring the topic of decolonizing our Thanksgiving plates. Links from today's discussion: Chef Sean Sherman Interview and Projects https:...

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Oct. 31, 2022

57. Focusing your values aligned investing

One question I’ve received quite a bit is on the topic of trying to decide on a focus for our values when it comes to our money. There are so many problems we could tackle, how can we pick a …

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Oct. 24, 2022

56. What to do if your company's 401K goes against your values (Repla…

Here's today's letter: My employer doesn't offer a socially responsible 401k, what should I do? Here's a summary of today's discussion: 1. Buddy up, get other employees into the effort. They probably won’t add options unless ...

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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:

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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