I've always been frugal and savvy when it comes to maximizing savings or figuring out ways to make money from things I would be doing anyway (i.e. grocery shopping). If you are wondering what I spend the money on, those earnings/savings (plus more) are donated to organizations I care about.
Each year, we give a percent of our income away, including what is earned off my various life hacks.
In 2016, we gave to over 30 non-profits or causes including:
1) Planned Parenthood
3) Center for Reproductive Rights
4) Equal Justice Initiative
6) Hillary for America
7) Back on my Feet
8) Enduring Hearts
9) National Resources Defense Council
We back communities of color who need their civil rights protected, women's rights, free and unbiased journalism, criminal justice reform, education, the environment, and political candidates we believe in (and so many more). Though we are also involved in other ways, giving money is one mechanism to support organizations working toward a better, more equal, more informed, more just, and more protected world.
Organizations appreciate and accept donations in any amount. I certainly understand that not everyone has the ability to give or may give in ways that are not financial - that is appreciated as well.
But for those reading this that can spare $5 or $10, consider donating to something you care about today.
And for those reading this raising money for something you are passionate about, email me - I'll donate.