By: Alex Ellis, VFA Co-President and Founding Partner 1097 words 4:45 minutes Last year, I flew to Lexington, KY to meet with some business leaders because I wanted to learn more about the stor…[Read More]
What story do your investments tell about you?
- You wouldn’t try to profit from abortion.
- You wouldn’t donate to Planned Parenthood.
- You wouldn’t subscribe to Playboy magazine.
As a Christian, you don’t want to support or profit from things that violate your biblical values and you want to honor God with every part of your life. You wouldn’t intentionally or knowingly fund things that go against your conscience.
But could your investment dollars be profiting from things that go against your values?
When you invest in a company, you succeed when the company succeeds. You can tell a lot about a company by their products and services and where they donate. There are companies who are throwing away our Christian values to replace them with unbiblical practices. For example, would you want to own a company in your account that donates to Planned Parenthood?
Many believers do not want to profit from companies that are doing things against biblical values, but the problem is many people have never heard of Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) — let alone know how to seek investments with strong profit potential that align with Christian values.
Maybe you can relate, but how do you find another option?
A Common Obstacle
Many financial advisors focus on the numbers but overlook the core of who you are. Finding an advisor who shares your values and understands your concern can be easier said than done.