Community investing is a form of socially responsible investing that generates returns for investors while funding projects to benefit communities. Building K-12 schools, running local hospitals, and turning vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units are typical projects funded by community investing. While you may think such opportunities are for experienced investors, the millennial generation already has the potential to make a significant contribution. By getting involved now, you can directly help your neighbors and your city or town.
Lindsay MackThe Rise of Community Investing in the Muni Bond Market
So your morning coffee is ethically sourced. You have rocked thrift shop fashions for years – long before Macklemore made it cool – and you bike to the grocery store every weekend. Like most people from our generation, you try to spend your money in ways that are beneficial and support positive causes.
Fortunately, you can continue this strategy with your investments too. Look no further than green muni bonds.
Lindsay MackPut Your Money Where Your Eco Ideals Are
So it’s 2015. Are you a little disappointed by the absence of hoverboards to get around? (It’s okay – we are, too.)
On the bright side, there’s no lack of cool transportation in our modern era, and some of it does feel pretty futuristic (just check out the bullet trains). Even better, most of these forms of transportation are steadily becoming more energy-efficient and kinder to the environment.
Lindsay MackLean, Mean, Green Machines: Muni Bonds and Eco-Friendly Transportation
Eat fruits and vegetables. Exercise daily. Sleep eight hours a night.
We all know the basics of maintaining our personal health. But how can we help protect our community’s health? That’s where municipal bonds come in.
Muni bonds are a great way to help your favorite community’s roads, schools, and even parks. But the ever-dynamic muni bonds are also a solid way to fund healthcare facilities, from hospitals to life care organizations. Yes, muni bonds may contribute to your neighborhood’s health!
Lindsay MackGood for What Ails You: Muni Bonds & American Healthcare
Warning: this blog post is guaranteed to make you thirsty.
As far as necessities go, water is pretty high on the list. Your body is 60% water, and you need about 2-3 liters of it daily. But in most of America, it is easy to take our water access for granted, thanks to a well-established infrastructure of water facilities.
Lindsay MackWater, Water Everywhere: The Role of Municipal Bonds in American Water Facilities
Investing in your city by buying muni bonds is a great way to support educational services, recycling facilities, and environmental initiatives. While these are fairly modern concerns, muni bonds have supported American progress for more than two centuries. (But they look so good for their age, right?) For today’s TBT (Throwback Thursday) post, we will examine the role of muni bonds in American history.
Lindsay Mack#TBT 1812: Why Muni Bonds Have Rocked for Over 200 Years