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Investing In a Company You Don’t Believe In

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The Challenge of Morally Responsible Investing

Deciding where to invest your hard-earned money can be a tricky task.  You have to weigh your goals and your aversion to risk.  There are industries you may want to avoid if you think they are on their way out.  ETFs (Exchange Trade Funds) can be linked to foreign markets that may be more or less stable than domestic ones. Performance of the stock over a period of time is a factor.  Whether you are looking for a short-term buy and sell or a long-term investment.  Outside of the money, you may also look at what you are actually investing in.  Even if profit potential is higher, if you have personal and negative feelings about the company (or even the commodity – like coal), that may play into your decision.  As an investor your goal is to make money –but that shouldn’t interfere with your principles.

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Invest In Yourself

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We run a personal finance blog.  I can’t say this enough but saving and investing are important actions to take to grow your net worth and more towards financial independence.  I’m sure you check your accounts, invest on a regular schedule and manage your portfolio with all the tools you have at your disposal.

But how often do you invest in yourself?

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Means to a Dividend

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A Look at My Investment Preferences

dividendsWhen I first started in the investment game I was walking into a world of wonders well beyond my knowledge.  I had dabbled in mutual funds and GICs beforehand.   It wasn’t until I opened a self-directed investment portfolio that I really started to pay attention to dividend investing.  That was 2013 and I’ve been hooked since.  At 32 I was late to the game, but it is never too late to start.

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Take The Investment Shot, Or Go For The Bogey

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A Golfing Themed Look at Investment Strategy

goforthebogeypicDon’t fret grasshopper, this post isn’t entirely about golf so whether or not you are a fan of the sport please read on.  I must stress that I am not a financial or investment advisor, the following post is my opinion only and I would recommend that you do your own research before making any decisions with your money.  This post is about taking risks with your money.  I know that is an incredibly scary thought but I am talking about calculated and educated risks not throwing caution to the wind.

This is where the golf analogy comes in.  When you are out on the course and slice the ball into the woods you are often left with a difficult decision.  You stand there in a forest and can barely see the flag for all the trees and lush greenery around you.  You look to your left and have a wide open view to get back on track on the course.  You think to yourself “If I can just get around that tree I can make the shot of a lifetime and be putting for a birdie!”  Hold up Tiger, it is more likely that you hit that tree and the ball will go even further into the depths of nature.  If you take the safe shot, it’ll cost you a stroke but you are almost guaranteed to minimize the damage of that bad drive.

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