What can the average American consumer do right now to prevent future Rana Plaza-like tragedies? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex
on May 1, 2013 -
I want to become one of those people who dislikes buying things and enjoys saving. I'm a real spendthrift right now, but I'd really like to shift my thinking so that paying bills and saving money create pleasure, and buying things other than those expenses creates discomfort or boredom.
Currently, going out shopping will get me out of the house when nothing else will, even if it's "shopping" for cleaning supplies and I only spend ten dollars. I get a sense of relief when I make purchases and then the pleasure of looking at, say, those shiny bright new bottles of household cleaner and sponges, even though I don't neccessarily need them is pleasurable. I also feel like I have achoeved or accomplished something when I buy stuff... [more inside]
posted by windykites
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Let's say I have 12 hours to do a crash course in socially responsible investing. What should I read/watch/think about to get myself up to speed? [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to this life? I received a ~$5,000 windfall with some hefty strings attached, the main of which is that I must spend it within 60 days. Another kicker: whatever money I don't use before the deadline goes to a cause I'm ethically opposed to. I'm a single mom who, right now, would rather buy makes-life-easier/peace-of-mind type things, not silk sheets or espresso makers. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles
on Jun 20, 2011 -
What are some definitive online and published print resources on socially responsible investment fund ownership in Europe?
posted by parmanparman
on Feb 8, 2011 -
My chimney was in need of repair so i am having part of it re-built/ new caps and re-tuck pointed. The contractors created a lot of dust grinding out the old motor joints. Some of the dust landed on our neighbor's house and she is complaining about the damage it has caused to her in progress paint job. We are working on a solution, but who is responsible for this? What legal responsibility do i have if she discovers permanent damage in the future? Would the contractors be held responsible after I have paid them? [more inside]
posted by retro88
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Total beginner to investing and finance, researching how to start investing maybe $2K each year, mostly in socially responsible mutual funds -- and how a young, healthy person should balance retirement investment with other kinds of investments.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 27, 2006 -