Money Smart Giving

Why do Americans give?  With the pressure of keeping up with the Joneses and the greed of Wall Street often in the news, especially since the 2008 financial crisis, it is actually pretty surprising how many people practice charitable giving.  You could give strictly...

July Giveaway Winners!

First off, I want to thank all of the people who nominated their favorite cause. There were a lot of great organizations that were submitted and that are doing incredible things all around the world. We are grateful for all the work that these organizations do and we...

How to Decide Where to Give

Giving away money to those in need can be a very exciting and fulfilling process. However, it can be difficult to determine what organization to give money to. Here are 5 questions to ask when determining where to give: Does the organization line up with your core...

$1,000 Giveaway!

Introducing the first ever Giving Challenge on Well Kept Wallet. What is it, you ask? We are going to give away $1,000 to worthy causes in July. We want you to tell us who you think should get the money. If we like your suggestion, we will give that organization up to...

Can Money Buy Happiness?

I recently came across a TED talks video by Michael Norton called How to Buy Happiness. In the video, Michael explains how people are happier when they spend money on others rather than themselves. He backs this up by referring to a study that was done in Vancouver....