Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Back in the Black

I just paid off my credit card. For the first time since my January trip to Europe, I have no sources of debt. I don't owe anybody money. That feels great! If I can get through June without using my credit card, I may be able to open an investment account, which I've been wanting to do for awhile. I already have about $16k tucked away for retirement in SRA/SSRAs, which actually isn't that great given my age, but at least it's something. One consistant theme in my investing is that the majority of it is and always has been done with ethical investing. The returns arn't super exciting -- it's not as bad as some people told me it would be, but it's important to me to know that, insomuch as participating in capitalistic enterprises like this is bad for society, I'm taking efforts to do less bad. I've decided to go with Domini for my private investment account. Apparently, I need to scrape together either $2500 for a one-time investment, or do $1500 with a direct tap from my paycheck to automatically invest. The second sounds good so I don't forget and can easily plan for it.

The French voted no on the recent EU referendum. The results will be interesting.


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