How millennials can save the world while saving for retirement

first_imgIf you are a millennial investor – or just think like one – you are likely to have some very different attitudes about investing than previous generations. We conducted a survey and this one stands out for me: 67% of millennials say they want investments to reflect their social and environmental values. (For women, it’s 76%.) Putting your money where your beliefs are is a great idea.What’s not a great idea is ignoring your retirement, and that is, unfortunately, a common millennial attitude as well. It’s hard to focus on retirement when you are starting out . According to our survey, only 36% of millennials monitor their retirement savings and only 38% increase savings when they can. There’s something ironic in worrying about the planet’s future while ignoring your own.The good news is you don’t have to choose. If you have a sustainable investing strategy option in your retirement account that invests based on social or environmental criteria, you can help do some good for the world while also potentially doing some good for your retirement. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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