Each month, GreenStar Advisors gives a portion of its profits to charitable causes. In Wealth by Virtue, Chad writes, “We must maintain a virtuous perspective. Globally speaking, if you own a toilet, you are wealthy. Ever since I was a child, I’ve felt that I won the lottery to be born an American. As I’ve aged and traveled, although my childlike awe has matured, I still believe this. A global perspective helps me recognize that I’ve been given a massive leg up in life. I know that if you took my same brain and abilities and put them in the body of someone in a remote village in a developing country, there’s no way I would reach where I reached in America. The wealth and success we achieve in life owes the majority of credit to the society and community in which we were born. There is no such thing as self-made wealth, and it is unforgivable arrogance to think otherwise. An enormous portion of success in America stems from a societal boost that simply isn’t afforded to all people in the world. This realization should breed a virtuous perspective, and a sense of gratitude. Recognizing your good fortune creates empathy for those without it. It costs nothing to regard your wealth from a global vantage point.” (Wealth by Virtue, page 365) To us, we give to these organizations as a reflection of this perspective.