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Old 02-02-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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i remember seeing this on the front page of MSN a few years ago too..
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Okay, uncle uncle!! According to indisputable facts, San Antonio is the most charitable city in the country. There's it's settled.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:59 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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Just like Anthony stated, SA was ranked 8th most charitable city in the country.

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That's the word from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which has ranked the top 10 most generous and least generous U.S. metropolitan areas based on the percentage of discretionary income that residents give to charity. Hartford residents give away just 4.7 percent of their discretionary cash, compared with Salt Lake City residents who donate a whopping 14.9 percent.

The top 10 stingiest cities:
1. Hartford, Connecticut: 4.7 percent
2. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island: 5.1 percent
3. Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, Massachusetts: 5.2 percent
4. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York: 5.8 percent
5. (tie) New Orleans, Louisiana: 5.9 percent
5. (tie) Las Vegas, Nevada: 5.9 percent
7. Austin-San Marcos, Texas: 6.0 percent
8. (tie) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 6.1 percent
8. (tie) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: 6.1 percent
8. (tie) Philadelphia-Wilmington, Delaware-Atlantic City, New Jersey: 6.1 percent

The top 10 most generous cities:
1. Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah: 14.9 percent
2. Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Michigan: 10 percent
3. (tie) Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: 8.5 percent
3. (tie) Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina: 8.5 percent
5. (tie) Memphis, Tennessee: 8.4 percent
5. (tie) Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas: 8.4 percent
7. Nashville, Tennessee: 8.3 percent
8. (tie) San Antonio, Texas: 8.1 percent
8. (tie) Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, Texas: 8.1 percent
10. (tie) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 8 percent
10. (tie) Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Virginia: 8 percent
This ranking didn't use a single source of taxing (turbotax) as the one that started this thread.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Interesting. I wonder if they differentiate between giving to your church vs. other organizations.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: North SA
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Try being a waitress. 35 years of service and still average only 10-12% in tips....and no I don't work in a dive and yes I'm a good waitress.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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what if it's because people don't have any extra money to give??
I'm broke close to all the time, but I mean, if I had the money trust me I'd be giving it to charities and such.
Instead I'm trying to figure out how to stretch $20 over a week for food...
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:10 AM
 
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Another thought....what if you do not say where you are from??? We give a lot of money to charities but we do so anonymously.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Another thought....what if you do not say where you are from??? We give a lot of money to charities but we do so anonymously.
If you allow me to attach my name to your donation I'll split half the tax deduction with you.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Facts are facts, though.
And statistics are statistics...

Cheers! M2
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