10 Oct 2018

Social-ESG Investing Gets a Boost from the Big Money

Social or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is getting more attention from large institutional investors in five parts of the world than it did only five years ago. The trend towards a greater acceptance of ESG investing comes from two separate studies, one conducted by RBC Global Asset Management

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30 Sep 2018

Does Politics Have a Valid Role in Financial Services Marketing?

Traditional marketing theory and business practices have long said that politics and religion should be avoided in daily business practices at all costs. But the new reality is that politics is ever present.  It is now part of social relationships, dating, religion and business. It now being injected into most

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26 Sep 2018

ESG Investing Gets a New Boost and a New App

Social investing, now called Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, has been around since the 1970s, but it now has a new 21st Century incarnation that matches app technology, with focused environmental and social values. These are then combined into equity portfolios designed with maximum appeal to younger investors. Even

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17 Aug 2018

A Win-Win Situation: Linking Progressive Investors with Progressive Financial Advisors

As the Trump Administration continues to steamroll democratic institutions, accompanied by concerns about the income gap, wage stagnation and economic security continue, financial advisors have a choice: They can continue to provide clients with financial plans based on a no- or small-wage growth scenario, accompanied by admonitions to save more

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14 Jun 2018

Mutualfundreform.com is now Theprogressiveinvestor.org

Since it was created in 2011, Mutualfundreform.com has sought to educate investors and future retirees about the ways to secure a more financially stable retirement.  Now, something is happening that can increase your odds of having a more financially stable retirement. That is the start of a progressive political caucus

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05 Mar 2018

The Power Battle Over the Control of Pension Assets Hits the Tipping Point

It’s no secret to more astute investors and political progressives that the decades-long battle to eliminate pensions and replace them with 401(k) is all about who takes the most amount of financial risk and has the most power to influence decisions made by investment firms and corporations.  When a state

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22 May 2016

Time for Outsiders To Emerge in the Financial Services Industry

Being a political outsider has captured the attention of the American electorate in the last decade or so and is now been credited with generating a fundamental re-assessment of the national political establishment.  Now, it’s time for outsiders to emerge in the financial services industry. Why? Simply because the “financial services industry,” a term

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16 Aug 2015

Etsy’s Social Responsibility Creates an Ethical-Business Dilemma

What happens when a company that espouses financial transparency with all of its customers and shareholders suddenly shifts gears and changes its structure to hide financial information in order to pay fewer taxes? Should the company still be trusted by its customers? Does it still meet the standards of being

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13 Aug 2015

The Great Opportunity to Link Progressive Investors with Progressive Financial Advisors

As the current presidential campaign season develops, economic and financial concerns about the income gap, wage stagnation and retirement financial security have become paramount issues. But as history has shown, political power is intertwined with economic power. This is true more today in the U.S. more than ever before. The

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12 Aug 2015

The Great Opportunity to Become Progressive Financial Advisors

Financial services providers who are disenchanted with their broker-dealers or who simply want to re-invent themselves as decidedly pro-investor advisors have a great opportunity today to re-make themselves into Progressive Financial Advisors. Progressive Financial Advisors (PFA) would be a distinct genre of financial professionals and would provide much more than those adopting the

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