How Your Investments Can Change the World If You Truly Care About Them

Put your money where your values are.
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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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