Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:45 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Charitable donations hit a record high for the second consecutive year, with an estimated $373 billion last year.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Your selfie can be a selfless act that results in a donation to charity when you turn it into a “Selflessie,” thanks to Toyota.

Monday, November 16, 2015 3:35 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A new study forecasts the charitable giving numbers by retirees over the next 2 decades.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

An unlikely pair of aces on the 18th hole of last month’s Greenbrier Classic has underwriters crying foul.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:35 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Mazda is donating nearly $5 million to charities as part of its Drive for Good event.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Individual giving is on the rise and could explode in the next 50 years.

Friday, December 23, 2011 4:43 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Americans have always been known as being generous. Times of crises bring out the best in us, and we’re quick to respond with offers of money and on-the-ground efforts to help. But a new survey makes it official. According to CAFAmerica’s World Giving Index, the U.S. ranks first globally in charitable giving this year, up

Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:08 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Thanks to a tiny white plastic credit card reader, some Salvation Army bell ringers will be doing more swiping than jingling this year. The charity — known for its red kettles and bells during the holidays — is testing out Square, the mobile credit card reader, in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and New York. The

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Did your favorite charity lose its tax-exempt status? Maybe.  The Internal Revenue Service has announced that around 275,000 nonprofit organizations automatically have lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file required annual reports for three consecutive years. This finding is critical not only for the groups, but also for taxpayers. Remember, one of the key

Friday, March 04, 2011 9:41 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

In light of hearing that 2010 wasn’t a good year for charitable giving, it’s refreshing to find stories of people giving back. A couple of bloggers picked up the philanthropic slack where the wealthy left off. “J. Money,” as he is known in the blogosphere, of BudgetsAreSexy.com, a personal finance blog, and Nate St. Pierre

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