7 Things to Know Before You Start Investing as a Catholic

As part of my job, I talk about investing a lot. There’s a mindset around investing that often results in people feeling scared or confused, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I believe investing is something that we’re all capable of doing! Here are 7 things to know before you start investing in a Catholic socially responsible way.


1. It’s wise to have an emergency fund before you start investing (3 months of expenses)

2. Investing is not a get-rich-quick scheme

3. You may already be investing, by virtue of participating in a workplace retirement plan.

4. Catholic socially responsible investment (SRI) funds are typically not offered in workplace plans (I’ll explain why) 

5. Stocks vs. bonds: What’s the difference?

6. Passive vs. active investing (learn my laundry analogy) 

7. It’s not your money you’re investing; it’s God’s money.

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