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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:24 PM

Re: Charitable donations

It may be difficult to find worthy large charities. But it's easy to find small, local charities that are doing great work in your own community. Not only will your contributions go farther, the results will be more tangible to you. [more]

Mon Jun 30

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:08 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I can't think of 8 places that I've vetted and agree with enough to give that much to.

--That's sad.

It is indeed. It's sad that it's so difficult to find well-run, worthy charities. It ain't an easy job for them [more]

Sat Jun 28

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:32 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I budget 10% of my after-tax income to charitable contributions. This includes cash gifts as well as money spent on supplies used in pursuit of volunteer work.

Who asked you, ya smug bast@rd? Quit yer braggin'!

J/k, thanks [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:02 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I'm Catholic; the Catholic church's position on giving is that you give of your "time, talent and treasure" and what you can afford. So if I can't afford to give money, I might donate my time in the nursery or cooking in the soup [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:48 PM

Re: Charitable donations

Your previous post was about bean-counting - how much better you are than others (smug) with similar income when it comes to charity.

Actually, <broken record>if you'd read beyond the end of your nose</broken record>, my [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:17 AM

Re: Charitable donations

If you are donating for smug rights, you are donating for the wrong reason.

Oh, whoops. Thank you for showing me the error of my ways. Never occurred to me that gaining any self-satisfaction with not p!$$ing my money away on toys and [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:07 AM

Re: Charitable donations

It could be that pain is making be a little grumpy or it is sorting through the mail that arrived while we were on vacation. The majority of it was from charities.

There's that aspect too. That's part of what I mean by trying to keep [more]

Fri Jun 27

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:58 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I would think a large portion of that goes to church/synagogue/house-of-worship tithing - which IMO is different than other forms of charitable giving if that house-of-worship is a part of how one socializes. To me it seems more like supporting [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:01 PM

Re: Charitable donations

Heck, now that I think about it, if I add in just the gasoline she burns doing all the stuff she does, it probably bumps us up to the six percent mark or more.

I saw a reference that volunteering is worth about $25/hour to the [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:35 PM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

I recently had a trip to Vegas and needed a couple of cheap phones so the GF and I could stay in touch. Rather than spending time in Vegas tracking down phones I called the Visa Concierge team and they hooked me up. The phones were waiting at the [more]

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mahkagari replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:08 AM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

[i]I had never heard of the Black Card, so I did a search and the very first thing that came up was an article entitled, "5 cards you don't want in your wallet" and the Black card was first on the list. [/i]

Yeah, that's the Visa [more]

Thu Jun 26

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mahkagari posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:12 PM

Black Cards and Concierge Service

I got a new job last year that significantly increased my income. My expenses to maintain my standard of living not including savings and investment are about half my annual income before taxes. My e-fund is funded with 6 months of emergency [more]

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mahkagari posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:11 PM

Charitable donations

Charitable donations is one place where it would theoretically be easy to LBYM.

There's the super couponers who donate their goods to charity. I can volunteer instead of doing cash. Or you can just skip it. But I've got a conscience. Or I'm [more]

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