Yeardley Smith, the iconic voice of Lisa Simpson on the hit television show “The Simpsons,” grew up with a mother who reused aluminum foil and washed out plastic bags.
Smith, who is also the co-host of the true crime “Small Town Dicks” podcast, shares her money story with Reuters. (Spoiler alert: Smith is a big tipper, and her big “splurge” is the full-service gas station pump.)
“The best thing about having money is being able to share it with people you love,” Smith says.
“There is a gap between what people say they want and what they actually do at the purchasing point – this is a difficulty for us,” Oriol Margó, EMEA sustainability transformation leader at Kimberly-Clark, said at the Reuters IMPACT conference in London earlier this month.
“It feels like our consumers are asking for sustainability but they are not looking to compromise on price or quality.”
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U.S. housebuilders are a good long-term play despite high rates
The stocks of U.S. housebuilders surged this year as housing demand is outstripping supply. Despite big gains, these stocks are still a good long-term play.
How much is enough?
Hands are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the picture of various currencies of money in this illustration. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Many of us are conditioned to chase after more money, professional success and accomplishments.
Wanting more for ourselves and our family makes perfect sense. But at a certain point the endless pursuit can tip into obsession, harm relationships and damage our mental well-being.
Just ask personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, who experienced severe burnout ahead of her 50th birthday. Thakor found herself on bed rest from health battles, worrying that she was literally working herself to death.
More than half of the 268 family offices polled, accounting for a combined net worth of $565 billion, increased their allocations in fixed income. Meanwhile, 38% boosted their private equity holdings. By contrast, 38% reduced their allocation in stocks.
The shifts are the largest since Citigroup began the study in 2020.
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Is Ford doing a better job of cutting emissions than Toyota? Is BP greener than Shell? For investors looking to weed out climate laggards from portfolios, these are vital questions but existing guidelines on emissions reporting and new rules due to come in for the United States and Europe are unlikely to provide hard answers. Sign up here to receive the newReuters Sustainable Finance newsletter, written by my colleague Ross Kerber.
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