Investing

Resources for Beginning Investors

Resources for Beginning Investors

There are several great tools out there for beginning investors. But the trick is finding the ones that will best fit your unique needs. This is easier said than done — all of the options can feel overwhelming.

To start…

Portfolio 21 – Fossil Free Divestment

Portfolio 21 – Fossil Free Divestment

This article was written by Carsten Henningsen.

As the fossil fuel divestment movement continues to gain momentum, Portfolio 21 has received inquiries about our long-held rationale for not investing in the fossil fuel sector. Our firm is a pioneer…

Tips for How to Invest and Build Your Wealth

Tips for How to Invest and Build Your Wealth

When my stepdaughter Rachel reached middle school, she began to hate math. One night, when she was struggling with her homework, she exclaimed, “Math is useless! Why do we have to learn this stuff?” I asked her not…

5 Common Investing Myths Debunked

5 Common Investing Myths Debunked

Myths about investing are costly. They can lead you to take too much risk, or too little, or avoid investing altogether, which likely is the most costly mistake of them all. Here are some common investing myths — from the…

Are Women Good Investors?

Are Women Good Investors?

As the old saying goes, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” Women have been making fantastic strides in the past few decades. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of women in the…

How to Get Started With Impact Investing

How to Get Started With Impact Investing

So you’ve decided to do some impact investing. One of the things you need to be able to do is search out the right opportunities for you.

1. Find companies with rewards-based funding

Visit Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Plum…

5 Common Investing Mistakes to Stop Making — Now

5 Common Investing Mistakes to Stop Making — Now

Survey after survey shows that women are less confident about making wise financial decisions despite feeling more financially secure, that we’re more likely to defer to a partner in making important money decisions and that some of us…

Do Credit Card Balance Transfers Help With Debt

Do Credit Card Balance Transfers Help With Debt

What’s the worst thing about credit card debt? High interest rates? High balances? Never-ending monthly payments?

When I had credit card debt, what concerned me the most was feeling like it would never get paid off…

How to Become a Millionaire On Your Own

How to Become a Millionaire On Your Own

Like any typical child, my mother received an allowance from her father. But unlike a typical child, she received that allowance into her 60’s. He stopped writing her checks only when he died. My mother received financial support…

Investing is as Easy Grocery Shopping

Investing is as Easy Grocery Shopping

My clients often tell me that investing is one of the scariest things about their financial life. They know that investing is a time-tested way to grow their savings. They’ve heard a dozen times that to retire…

Calvert Foundation Launches New Investment Tool

Calvert Foundation Launches New Investment Tool

People often focus on investing in emerging markets when they talk about impact investing. Yes, access to clean water, healthcare, nutrition, access to lighting are absolutely essential in emerging economies. But what about the challenges faced closer to home? What…

How to be a Socially Responsible Investor

How to be a Socially Responsible Investor

Think of a brand you really love.

What makes you love it?

Now think about how they depict women in their marketing? How are they making their product? Who’s running that company? How do they treat their people…

How To Increase Your Net Worth

How To Increase Your Net Worth

It’s tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars — and what you allow those dollars to do for you over…

Common Ways Investors Sabotage Their Investments

Common Ways Investors Sabotage Their Investments

Most investors make a bad decision the minute they pick a mutual fund. The key to successful fund investing, therefore, becomes not turning that one bad decision into a multitude of mistakes. The problem here isn’t funds, however…