Americans are givers. In fact, in 2016, charitable giving increased, according to a 2017 survey by Giving USA. Individuals gave $281.86 billion dollars to charity in 2016—an increase of almost 4%. Aggie Sweeney, CFRE, chair of Giving USA Foundation and senior counsel at Campbell & Company, is quoted as saying that Americans are increasingly […]
One of the main concerns about giving to charity today is whether you’ll need the money tomorrow. According to a 2016 study by US Trust, giving back is a priority for many wealthy people—74% reported donating financially to a non-profit. Respondents also chose to invest in companies that share their values and volunteered their […]
There are ways to make a social impact, not just by giving to charity, but also with regular household spending. Since we’re spending money anyway, wouldn’t it be nice to do a social good at the same time? Here are three ideas:
We are givers. In fact, research shows spending money on others makes us happier than spending on ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I just want to make sure my gift is going to a real charity, the funds aren’t just spent on overhead, and the organization is professional. That’s not too much to […]
Do you want to do your “good deed of the day” and enjoy your hobbies at the same time? There can be a “win-win”. In this Episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I talk about how to interact with your charity to give more and get more, too.
A ‘tightwad’ is someone who holds onto their money. They make conscious choices on how to spend, invest, and give money away. It’s a compliment when you are called a tightwad. Do you ever feel guilty when you don’t give cash directly to someone in need? Is giving money to someone the best idea? I wonder. In this episode, […]