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Charity donations made in cash more meaningful

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re seeking donations for a charitable endeavor, such as your kid’s soccer team or for your favorite nonprofit, try asking for donations in cash instead of credit. According to a November 2015 study in the Journal of Consumer Research,…
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3 tips for donating money to increase happiness

Kelly Dilworth

As the end of the year approaches, you may be trying to ramp up your charitable donations. Before you give away your hard-earned cash, think twice about where it’s going. You may be able to reap more satisfaction from your giving – and maximize your charitable contributions – if you think more strategically about where and how you give.
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Charity rewards blog included in the Carnival of Personal Finance

Connie Prater

Last week’s blog about the pros and cons of redeeming credit card reward points to donate to the American Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief efforts was included in the 242nd edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Blog carnivals rotate…
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A little dirty work goes a long way

Julie Sherrier

At least once a year, the staff at CreditCards.com in Austin, Texas, forsakes their cubes for a day for a little charity work. It always feels good. And we should probably do it more often.
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Salvation Army donation kettles to accept credit cards

Tyler Metzger

You no longer have to stroll past a Salvation Army donation kettle this holiday season with your head down because you’re out of cash. A nascent program in El Paso County, Colo. will be the first Salvation Army chapter in the United States to allow donors to use their debit and credit cards at five contribution locations.
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