Your money is powerful, every single dollar.
And whether you realize it or not, your money (and your debt) is working for or against you every day. Your money is doing things while you eat, sleep and go about your day. It’s very busy!
Every dollar you spend or keep in a bank makes an impact somewhere. And it’s never been easier to direct that impact to issues you care about and make money at the same time. Now you can invest with good companies and make a good return.
Things are changing. So let’s shatter some old myths right now because today you can make a difference and make money:
- You don’t need to be wealthy or have a financial broker to be an impact investor.
- You don’t need to spend a lot of time researching.
- You don’t need to use a bank that supports destructive ventures, just to get the best deal.
- You don’t need to stick with a credit card that has a high interest rate and funds activities you despise.
- You don’t have to own your home or install expensive solar panels on your roof to use renewable energy.
In the amount of time it takes you to read this article, you can start making an impact on People and Planet, and make money at the same time.
And you can do it right now, sitting at your computer in a matter of minutes.
4 of the easiest ways to make money with sustainable companies
1. Use Renewable energy and get $20 off your next power bill.
Even if you rent, you can take control of your energy source.
You don’t need solar panels to support renewable energy. You can invest in clean energy simply by paying your regular power bill with renewable energy credits. Let Arcadia Power pay your power bill.
And you’ll get $20 off your next power bill.
We tried it out ourselves and here’s how it works. You can decide if you want to allot 50% or 100% of your energy use to renewables. If you switch 50% of your bill to clean energy, there is no cost for the service. All you do is continue to pay your regular power bill. If you switch 100% of your bill to clean energy, it’s $0.015 per kilowatt hour (that’s about $5 – $15 per month extra, depending on the size of your home).
Arcadia’s user friendly dashboard makes it easy to track your energy usage and view its environmental impact.
Take 5 minutes out of your day and switch to clean energy!
There is no contract and you can cancel anytime you want.
2. Open a new bank account
- Are you earning interest on the money in your checking account?
- Are you paying ATM fees?
- Is your bank invested in extreme fossil fuel activity?
Open an account with Aspiration Bank to get the best deal all around. Aspiration is completely divested from bad ventures and completely invested in People and Planet. And they pay you 100x more interest than the big banks for your checking deposits.
At Aspiration, you can earn 1% interest on your deposits, enjoy free ATM fees worldwide, and…hold on…your fees are your choice. Seriously. You get to pick your own monthly fee, even if it’s zero.
We tried it. Their online platform is simple and super user friendly. And their customer service is excellent, as should be expected from a bank invested in People.
3. Invest in your future and the future of the planet with just $50.
Now you too can be an impact investor and watch your money grow. Swell Investing is making impacting investing accessible to anyone.
We tried it and their platform is super easy (and fun) to use. You can set up an account in a matter of minutes and cancel anytime you want. You get to see the impact you are making on People and Planet daily, and track how much money you are making on their visual dashboard.
Unlike other investment options, Swell doesn’t have a bunch of middle men trying to take a piece of your money via high fees. So vote with your values with only $50, by choosing what is most important to you!
You can choose to invest in:
- Green Tech
- Clean Water
- Zero Waste
- Renewable Energy
- Disease Eradication
- Healthy Living
4. Get rid of your bad debt.
If you’re paying high credit card interest, a personal loan may be right for you. There’s no reason to pay more than you have to. There’s a company in California that is taking a different spin on the personal loan market. Payoff has hired a team of financial experts, psychologists and technology professionals to help you feel good about your money choices. Plus, they have a marketplace of credit unions (not big banks) who underwrite the loans. That means better rates for you, and better treatment of people.
It’s Your Turn To Be Heard
It’s time to take our power back from the banks. You can do this. We are all worried about the future of our Planet and our People. And we are all concerned about our own financial future. Now, you don’t have to choose. You can tackle both by making good financial choices.
By starting today, you can turn your worries into action that makes a difference for yourself and the communities and environment around you. You Are Powerful. Your Decisions Matter. When You Speak, The World Listens.