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How Your Investments Can Change the World If You Truly Care About Them Put your money where your values are.

By Phil Town

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According to Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town, it is possible to make a difference in the world, especially by how you invest and spend your money.

  1. Vote your values with your money. When you invest your money in a company, you are essentially helping a company spread its influence and message. A company's success and ability to stay in business is reliant on its stock price. The money you invest is a reflection of the goals and values that are important to you.
  2. Be proud of the stocks you buy. Many people only think of their investments as a means to earn a return. In reality, your money is an extension of you and the causes you believe in in the world. As a beginner or small investor, investing with values in mind can make a noticeable difference. An interesting fact: Small investors make up 85 percent of the stock market.
  3. Remember that investing has the power to change the world. Town points out the stock market is a definitive force to the events of the world. There are companies, right now, who are changing the world.

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Related: The Importance of Being Thankful for Your Investments (and for Your Life)

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Phil Town is an Investment Advisor, Hedge Fund Manager, 2x New York Times Best-Selling Author of Rule #1 & Payback Time, and Ex-Grand Canyon River Rafting Guide. Rule #1 Investing is Warren Buffett style investing, teaching you how to buy businesses on sale, with little risk and 15 percent returns. In fact, Rule #1 investing is practically immune to the ups and downs of the stock market.

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