February 15th, 2012

Wednesday Roundup: The Most Generous Rich People You’ve Never Heard Of

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The Most Generous Rich People You’ve Never Heard Of. “The 50 top philanthropists last year gave away a total of $10.4 billion – up by more than three-fold from 2010. The Chronicle of Philanthropy says that 29 people gave away more than $50 million each in 2011. The strange thing is, you’ve probably never heard of most of them.” The Wealth Report

7 Hilarious Ways to Waste Money. “And one of them I’ve already done! Haha… the “old J$” of course ;) But seriously, some of these things down below are just downright off the charts on the silly meter – and I give mad props to SmartMoney for bringing them to our attention all these months too. (They have this section in the back called ‘Dumb Money’ which I’ve taken ‘em all from – very interesting stuff).” Budgets Are Sexy

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Mobile Banking Scams. “Are your mobile banking apps putting your pocketbook in danger? If you are like some Americans, you might be missing money and not even know it.” MoneyNing

The “No-Spend Day” Challenge. “The other day I was listening to some stock-picking gurus review several of their favorite picks. One of them mentioned Visa and Mastercard as one of their favorite companies given the ‘new, electronic economy.’” Frugal Dad

10 Ways to Fall Back in Love with Your Job “The 9 to 5 grind can wear you down, and some of you may start to feel that all you’re doing at work is counting down the hours till you can clock out. Don’t let work get you down, and read on for ways you can fall back in love with your job again.” SavvySugar

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December 21st, 2011

Chicken-Fried Generosity: ‘Tis the Seasoning of Giving

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Recently, the Credit Karma content team went out to lunch for chicken and waffles in honor of Bethy’s birthday. My order happened to take 15 minutes longer than everyone else’s, so the chicken and waffle baroness behind the counter gave me an extra piece of chicken and an extra waffle. It was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me.

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