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Giving Increases Happiness

When Warren Buffett pledged 99% of his wealth in 2006 he stated in his pledge letter that he ‘couldn’t be happier with that decision’. This feeling also bares scientific ground as research has shown that financial generosity/pro-social spending may indeed promote happiness and provide hedonistic benefits. New research however shows Read more…

Study of HNW Philanthropy

In the ‘2012 Bank of America (BOA) Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy’ the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University studied the 2011 giving patters, priorities and attitudes of Americas wealthiest households. It builds on previous studies conducted by Indiana University in 2006, 2008 and 2010. It turns out that Read more…