It appears these days, more than ever, that Ethical Investing is an oxymoron.
“Good morning class. Today we’ll discuss some things that anyone who has passed 6th grade already knows (sorry for those of you that didn’t). Darwinism: Survival of the Fittest (ironically laughing to myself now at those who didn’t). This concept is believed to be what drove life from tiny micro-organisms which emerged spontaneously eons ago to the amazing diversity of life that Earth possesses today. This process appears to be what designed us, what makes us humans the cream that rose to the top. The ironic twist that we run into after the millions of years that it took for us to evolve is the concept of ‘Morality’.”
Not all of us have surplus money stacked up under our mattresses. But it isn’t very hard to believe that after careful budgeting and hard work we can put away some money for the future. When we finally get to this point some of us see many opportunities and are unsure of what to do with our money. Personal investing can be a very opportunistic option and can pay off greatly if money is put in the right places. We strive to put away money for investing, and then have no idea of what investment opportunities are available and which are the most advantageous. It is important to research different roads we can take before we get to them.