Charity

Your Mission This Weekend: Get Those Last Minute Tax Deductions!

December 30, 2011
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Maaaaaan, can you believe it’s already the end of 2011??  What a freakin fast year!  And of course, we can’t close it out without us personal finance bloggers having some last words on tax deductions ya know ;)  It’s part of our jobs! So if you’ve been putting off all those clothes/money donations this whole year, it’s time to pay attention.  You’ve got 2 whole […]

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The End of Love Drop. (And One Last Request)

December 6, 2011

Hi guys :)  I’m not sure who’s still around from the beginning of our launch of Love Drop (our philanthropy project where we help one family a month through micro-giving, and then film the whole thing when we surprise them at their house), but after a ton of consideration we’ve decided to wrap it up at the end of December. At least the way we […]

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Food Stamps to $75,000 in Seven Days

November 4, 2011
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(This is a guest post from my boy, Nate St. Pierre, who shares a secret with us that I only found out myself just a few weeks ago. Treat him well! :)) On August 15th, I was living in Wisconsin, using food stamps to pay for my meals, and renting a house I’d only lived in for about six weeks. Seven days later I signed […]

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Your Mission This Weekend…

September 23, 2011

In the spirit of all things awesome, I thought we’d dedicate this post (and weekend) to doing something GOOD for each other if you’re up for the challenge :)  This world is full of so much garbage and hate, that for once I’d like to hear about some random acts of KINDNESS going on in our own little circles of life. Can you imagine the power […]

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The Peruvian Chicken Party

June 8, 2011

(This is a Guest Post by mi amigo at Finanzas Personales Para Todos, a Peruvian personal finance blog. We met up for lunch one day while he was visiting the States, and we had some good conversations about blogging, families, and cultures. But when he started talking about these “Polladas” I kept wanting to learn more.  I hadn’t ever heard of them before, but I […]

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Sometimes You Just Have to Ask

June 2, 2011

If there’s one thing that’s REALLY hit home for me lately, it’s the power of asking for what you want. I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how awesome it is when you get into the right mindset like that! If all you get out of this post today is to ask for stuff more often, I will consider my work done here :) It […]

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Our Project Hits The News!!

April 22, 2011

How crazy is that?? A little seed that gets planted in the head one day becomes reality :) Sooooo proud of our entire Love Drop Team, they have the heart and passion like no other. You guys are killing it!! Here’s the clip from CBS’ Channel 3 in Philly. W00T:             (Entire story can be found here: Charitable Giving On The Web) Our Project Hits The […]

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Meet This Month’s Love Drop Family

April 10, 2011

If you’re interested in joining our team, click here. We help 1 family a month going through a financially hard time, and at the end of the 4 weeks we show up on their doorstep (literally) and celebrate what our community did for them. This month, we rally behind the Kahlens :) (Click here if you can’t see the video) Meet This Month’s Love Drop […]

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The Starfish Story

March 25, 2011

I blogged about this over at Love Drop the other day, but It really applies to ALL KINDS of areas in our lives – not just charitable giving… Take a read, and then find a way that YOU can make a difference in someone else’s life today :) The Starfish Story, by Loren Eisley One day a man was walking along the beach when he […]

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Love Drop #2 Vid: We Raised the $13,000!!

March 12, 2011

How crazy is that? Month two “live” and our Love Drop Team raised over $13,000 (and 3 iPads!) to help two boys with autism receive a service dog :)  They were beyond touched, and we literally did this in 1 month – that’s it.  If you were a part of it, THANK YOU! And if you WANNA be a part of it this month, stop […]

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This is What Micro-Giving Can Do

February 1, 2011

So I thought long and hard about this one, and figured if there were ever a time for me to make an appearance, it’s now. I’ve sat here for over two hours trying to express the power of community and what it really means to me, and I keep coming back to our final Drop video. This may be stupid of me, but here it […]

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And the 10-Day road trip starts…. now!

January 20, 2011

Wooooo!  The first business/personal/business trip of the year! As you can tell I don’t waste any time with my new found freedom ;) A new year, a new adventure, baby! This is what the next 10 days will look like: Part I:  Milwaukee – The Prepping Our journey starts in Milwaukee where I fly in and pick up Nate St. Pierre to get the party […]

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Let the Love Dropping begin! Meet Jill.

January 3, 2011

LOVE DROP HAS LAUNCHED! Love Drop has launched!! 2 months and 100’s of hours later (no exaggeration), it is finally time to DO GOOD.  I can’t even tell you how excited I am :) Or thankful. More than 200 of you have already signed up to be a part of this, and we haven’t even gotten started! Until now. As you can see from Jill’s […]

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Sneak Peak Into Love Drop …

December 5, 2010

Well folks, Love Drop is now live and ready to go for 1.1.11! My lack of sleep has got me all sorts of twisted around, but I’m pretty damn excited about our final product :)  And to think that’s only half the battle right now! Haha… seriously, I’m still amazed at how much WORK this is all taking to make happen. Feels like Cassidy up […]

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