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Moral Money is a site dedicated to expanding the awareness of Biblically Responsible Investing and helping people grow closer to Christ by illuminating the Biblical insights of investment stewardship. Biblically Responsible Investing is the act of building an investment portfolio consisting only of companies that do not participate in or promote lifestyles that are offensive to Christian values. These values include the manufacture or distribution of such products as tobacco, alcohol, abortion services, anti-marriage lifestyles, pornography, and products or media that mock the Christian lifestyle.
By providing free, up to date news, information, education, and professional tools and advice, we intend to make it possible for everyone to design and build an investment portfolio that is both honoring to God and financially desirable.
Eventide: The Bible and Milton Friedman
Fri, Apr. 05 2013 01:09 PM MST
A meaningful portion of the New Testament was written to help followers of this new Christianity 'religion' (more accurately, this new anti-religion) better understand the ways in which their faith required them to live differently from the surrounding culture(s). The Apostle Paul, in particular, often focused his readers on practical ways in which the gospel of Christ called them to live in opposition to various cultural norms.
Starbucks CEO to Christian shareholders: Buy stock elsewhere
Fri, Apr. 05 2013 01:07 PM MST
At the annual shareholder's meeting last week, Starbucks CEO, Howard Shultz, insulted Christians throughout the country by suggesting they buy stocks in other coffee businesses if they do not agree with his position on same-sex marriage. It is no surprise that Starbucks supports homosexual marriage.
Thought for the Week: Christian Stewardship ``Three Theological Myths``
Fri, Mar. 15 2013 02:08 PM MST
At First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hope, we have been exploring ways to exercise personal stewardship...
WHY NOT JUST FIND A GOOD CHRISTIAN ADVISOR?
Mon, Jan. 28 2013 07:32 PM MST
A recent article in the NY Times by Ron Lieber expressed a concern about how difficult it is to be an individual investor. Since Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s) hold more than 27% of all retirement plan assets, that leaves a lot of people who are in need of good advice....
Eventide Gilead Fund Announces 2012 Results
Wed, Jan. 23 2013 02:32 PM MST
The Eventide Gilead Fund (NASDAQ: ETGLX), a mutual fund practicing biblically responsible investing, achieved a one-year total return of 18.15%, compared with the Russell Mid-Cap Growth Index return of 15.81% and S&P 500 Index return of 16.00%, outperforming each by 2.34% and 2.15% (respectively). The Fund finished the year ranking in the top 8% of its peer group (Mid-Cap Growth) for total performance according to Morningstar, out of 400 funds.
Faith-Based Investors Figuring Out Future Role In Impact Investing
Mon, Jan. 14 2013 03:03 PM MST
Faith-based investors laid the groundwork for impact investing long before this moniker was coined several years ago. In the 1960s, they began to pioneer community investment institutions that provide low-interest financing to low-income borrowers. Today, their efforts to generate social impact while capturing some financial return extend worldwide. They're also trying to figure out their future role in this evolving sector.
Judge backs Catholic company over contraception mandate
Fri, Nov. 02 2012 08:21 PM MST
Late Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Cleland of Detroit Michigan temporarily blocked the government from forcing the owner of Weingartz Supply Company to include contraception in its health care coverage for employees.
Christian convictions banned from business?
Wed, Oct. 24 2012 12:05 PM MST
A homosexual couple has won the first round in their lawsuit against the Christian owners of a bed and breakfast in England who plan to pursue round two.
What`s a Christian Business Owner Supposed to Do?
Thu, Oct. 18 2012 05:28 PM MST
Mark Taylor is president of Tyndale House Publishers in Carol Stream, IL. He recently wrote in World Magazine about the penalties the federal government is seeking to impose...
Large Denver Company Fights Obamacare Demands
Mon, Oct. 15 2012 07:34 PM MST
For decades, the Newland family's Hercules Industries has provided hundreds of jobs in the Denver area.
The Catholic family has lived out their faith by treating workers generously, with benefits like great health coverage.
Obamacare: A Pro-Rationing Law That Assaults Religious Liberty
Fri, Oct. 12 2012 04:08 AM MST
The health care reform law known as Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is Barack Obama’s signature first-term accomplishment. Given the size and importance of America’s health care industries...
Anti-Christian Hate Against Chick-fil-A Only Part Of The Story
Wed, Sep. 26 2012 08:10 AM MST
Anti-Christian Chicago Alderman Proco Joe Moreno and the radical homosexual group The Civil Rights Agenda claimed a "win" last week by issuing a press release announcing that Chick-fil-A had stopped funding Christian advocacy groups and that the company had added "sexual orientation" to its anti-discrimination guidelines.
Christian Owned Business Files Federal Lawsuit Over Morning-After Mandate
Thu, Sep. 13 2012 07:01 PM MST
Christian owned and operated Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court challenging a mandate in the Obama administration's health care law that requires most employer health insurance plans to provide coverage for contraception and the morning after pill without requiring a co-pay.
Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme, Victims Want Him to Serve Max Time
Mon, Sep. 10 2012 09:23 AM MST
Investment advisor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Linn County District Court to defrauding numerous victims out of thousands and millions of dollars in a Ponzi-type scheme.
Ethical screen no impediment to adviser portfolios
Mon, Sep. 03 2012 09:11 PM MST
A panel of responsible investment (RI) experts has rejected suggestions that using a negative investment screen to exclude companies with non-RI behaviours will lead to lower returns for investors and dissuade advisers from adopting RI for their clients.
Hedge fund firms accepting screens to get faith-based business
Fri, Aug. 24 2012 09:07 AM MST
Hedge fund managers hungry for institutional assets are increasingly willing to incorporate exclusionary screens into their investment approaches to keep portfolios in line with the socially responsible investment values of church-affiliated investors.
In this powerful work, authors Alan M. Ross and Cecil Murphey draw on biblical examples and guiding principles of faith to transform the way believers view their jobs.