Grandparenting Costs

Grandparents Spend Time & Money Generously on G-Kids

Grandparents today share in the financial and cultural support of their grandchildren, like never before. A new survey estimates grandparents spend $179 billion dollars per year on their grandchildren. The average age of becoming a first-time grandparent is 50 and the average number of grandchildren is four to five. The AARP’s Grandparents Today National Survey…

Hurricane Florence Victims & Credit Casrds

Hurricane Florence Victims: Dry Out Your Credit Cards for 90+ Days – Just Ask

With rivers finally cresting, Hurricane Florence victims are now preparing for the Paper Hurricane to follow: insurance claims, FEMA claims, unemployment claims, spoiled grocery reimbursements, etc. However, the vast majority of credit card issuers will work with victims of a national disaster. Furthermore, other lenders including mortgage lenders, auto loans lenders, personal loans lenders, etc.…

Mastercard Brings Digital Food via WFP to Reverse Global Hunger

Coupling its expertise in technology and digital innovation with the World Food Program’s (WFP) work providing vital food assistance and resilience-building programs to vulnerable communities, MasterCard is offering “digital food.” “100 Million Meals” is a truly global initiative designed to raise significant funds and “meals” for those in need around the world.  The new initiative…

Impact Investing + Tax-Smart Giving = High Impact Charity Grants

When it comes to charity, donor-advised funds are an ideal way for people to make a difference because they help donors stay nimble to immediately respond to unforeseen world events, while maintaining their commitment to their core giving interests. Although a significant amount of wealth in the U.S. is tied up in non-publicly traded assets…

Applebee’s to Squeeze Lemons Nationwide in July to Fight Childhood Cancers

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has lined up Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants to take a stand against childhood cancers in a month-long fundraising campaign. The campaign starts next week June at more than 1,000 Applebee’s restaurants nationwide. Since 2005, Applebee’s restaurants have raised more than $7 million to fund childhood cancer research and hope…

Digital Payments Likely the Key for Refugee Camps & Refugee Needs

Mastercard and Western Union are teaming to to explore the development of a digital model to help refugees more easily access basic human goods, services and finances within refugee settlements. The aim is to enable refugees, their host communities and donors to send and receive funds digitally, allowing for more transparency and long-term empowerment of…

Forget Gift Cards & Cologne – Dads Want Concert or Sports Tickets

Father’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average $134.75 for the holiday, up from last year’s $125.92. Total U.S. spending is expected to reach $15.5 billion, the highest number in the 15 years, topping last year’s previous record of $14.3 billion. The National Retail Federation (NRF) survey also found 27% of dads would love…