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Money Matters Episode 237 - Goods Unite Us W/ Abigail Wuest

The Houston Midtown Chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness Presents MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

Release Date: 07/14/2019

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Are you disillusioned with politics influencing corporations you purchase goods from?

Goods Unite Us is a company designed to empower consumers by putting a "Goods Score" on companies to show much they are influenced by political donations. Each company’s Goods Score is calculated on a scale of -100 to +100. The higher the score, the more likely that purchases from the company or brand will lead to meaningful campaign finance reform.

Goods Unite Us was started by Abigail Wuest, who is a government attorney and former local politician. Abigail grew up in a very politically active family, and she cares deeply about fair and transparent elections. She has a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a J.D. from Vermont Law School. Abigail’s career has spanned numerous levels of the government, including at the local, state and federal levels. She’s worked as a White House intern, as an intern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in private law practice, and held elected office as a Dane County Board supervisor.

To learn more about Abigail, visit:

https://www.goodsuniteus.com/why-goods/#/

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/how-schools-can-improve-their-personal-finance-education.html/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monday-s-market-drop-22864.html?section=3 

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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