Author Topic: Out of Debt, Good Emergency Fund, and Save Lots. How Much Do You Give?  (Read 2362 times)

willn

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We give to a couple of charities. About 1% of our annual income. We aren't churchgoers, so we don't tithe.  We are still on a tight budget after a business expansion expense.  Once revenue rises from that, we will give more.

So, how much do you give away? To who? Why?

I think its important to living a balanced life, and keeping a balanced attitude about money, possessions, and to engage in a broad way with the civil environment that has allowed us to live a relatively privileged existence.


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Re: Out of Debt, Good Emergency Fund, and Save Lots. How Much Do You Give?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 03:26:19 PM »
10%'er here. We're planning on giving more to an orphanage home in Mexico once we get our retirement plan in order.

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Re: Out of Debt, Good Emergency Fund, and Save Lots. How Much Do You Give?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 04:31:12 PM »
I give time, copious quantities of it, and write grant proposals for my favorite charities that bring in more than I earn in a year sometimes. But I virtually never give money personally. There's more than one way to give.

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Re: Out of Debt, Good Emergency Fund, and Save Lots. How Much Do You Give?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 06:33:37 PM »
I give about 12%. Some to church and to many animal welfare /rescue groups, and to local public radio /tv, theatre, Doctors Without Borders, local homeless shelters.

I find that giving makes me aware of the abundance in my life, and helping others feels good.

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Re: Out of Debt, Good Emergency Fund, and Save Lots. How Much Do You Give?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 06:26:49 AM »
I don't think giving is something that one has to 'keep up with the Jones's' about. That being said, we give 5.4% of our net income.

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Re: Out of Debt, Good Emergency Fund, and Save Lots. How Much Do You Give?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 01:53:48 AM »
About 0.1% of our income.