Investing in Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

socially responsible investing

You may not be able to sleep at night knowing that you own a tiny piece of Halliburton, nor will you be able to sleep at night in 25 years if you can’t afford to send your kids to college. Investing is essential to your future financial security — even if you manage to sock away $10,000 a year for 40 years, you’ll only have $400,000 to show for it, eroded by inflation, if you don’t invest it. Invested wisely, you’ll have more than twice as much and the ability to spend all of your retirement days saving the world. Until that glorious day comes, can you invest your money in mutual funds or companies whose business practices you support while still earning res

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7 Responses to Investing in Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

  1. anonymous says:

    How do SRI “put investment dollars into the hands of companies that are responsible to society and the environment.”

    When I buy a share of stock, the company does not get the money. The person from whom I bought the stock gets the money.

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  3. Amy F. says:

    Anonymous,
    I have addressed your comment in part 2 of the series on SRI which will come out later this week.

  4. dan says:

    Unfortunately, most people are only interested in the return and not how it’s achieved. It’s the same reason the Wal-Mart is so popular.

  5. ilovegreen says:

    I wish there was more support for green technologies as there is for oil. Can you ever imagine the US going to war over wind power?

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  7. Daddy Paul says:

    I respect people who invest with their beliefs in mind. I also believe performance can suffer as a result.

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