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Money can make you happy (especially if you give it away)

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

According to the “Do Good Live Well Survey”, 41 percent of people in the US volunteered at least 100 hours of their time each year.

About 68 percent of those said that giving made their bodies feel healthier while 89 percent said that giving left them with a lasting sense of happiness.

Almost 74 percent said it lowered their stress levels.

You get what you give. It’s a fact of life.

We interviewed Warren Ingram, Financial Advisor at Galileo Capital, about giving back and your finances.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for more detail.

If we want our country to succeed those with money have to channel it to worthy causes.

Warren Ingram, Galileo Capital Financial Advisor

Start by choosing a small cause. And don’t forget; SARS gives you a tax break if you donate to a recognised charity.

Warren Ingram, Galileo Capital Financial Advisor

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Money can make you happy (especially if you give it away)


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