Remember when you were a kid and you’d overhear grownups talking about insurance and taxes, IRAs, mortgages and interest rates? Remember thinking to yourself, do they really understand that stuff? Remember how boring it all sounded and how frightening it was to imagine that someday you might have to know about it too, that someday you might actually find yourself talking about it…voluntarily?

Anyway, since I left my last job, I’ve been forced to think about where to invest the money that was in my 401k. I don’t want to unwittingly pad the pockets of Haliburton or Tyco, so I’ve been looking at socially responsible mutual funds and the 100 Best Corporate Citizens according to Business Ethics magazine. I’m so PC, don’t you think?

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