The Flinchum File
Thoughtful Economic Analysis and Existential Opinions

Did you know . . . ?


Households making less than $300 thousand annually give about 2.3% to charity each year, while households making more than $300 thousand donate 4.4%.

Households identifying as religious give twice as much as those who do not.

Volunteers to charitable organizations give 2.5% of their income to charity each year, compared to 1.2% who don’t volunteer.

Charitable giving tends to increase with age until age 65, when it starts decreasing.

Men give more to charity than women.

More educated taxpayers make higher charitable donations than less educated taxpayers.

People who earned their wealth give $4.56 per $1000 annually, compared to people who inherited wealth, who only give $0.76 per $1000.

Now . . . don’t just sit there — go donate something!

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