Building A Low Cost Portfolio With Socially Responsible Funds

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Some of my friends don’t feel good about investing.

They want to make money. But they won’t support businesses that build missiles, hook kids on cigarettes or extract air polluting fossil fuels.

That rules out most actively managed funds and indexes. They don’t discriminate against specific types of companies.

Investors wanting to align their money with their ethics have two choices. They could select their own individual stocks.

Or they could buy funds called Socially Responsible Investments, also known as SRIs.

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Find out more in my AssetBuilder Article

 


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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  1. Bryan Sim says:

    Hi Andrew! I’m really interested with your new perspective. By the way, I would like to enquire which brokerage firms do you use to purchase your ETF. I favour brokerage firms with low fees and no hidden fees. Thanks! Hope you can reply asap!


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