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 […]
The pretty postcard came in the mail with a photo of a child in need. The child’s plight pulled at the heartstrings of Jim Henningsen, and he contemplated sending off a check to the charity. Fortunately, he waited until his wife came home. Sandra Henningsen works for Crescendo Interactive, a marketing company that […]
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, […]