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Find a Charity you can trust.
Click Here to see how your charity spends your money.

10 Charities Overpaying their For-Profit Fundraisers.

These 10 charities are not living up to their missions. Each spends more than 50% of its budget paying for-profit fundraising professionals to solicit your hard-earned money. They are ranked by the percentage of their total functional expenses spent on professional fundraising fees. As a result, very little of the charity’s spending is directed towards its programs and services. You are making donations to pay the telemarketers!

Charity Program Expenses Professional Fundraising Fees

1 Disabled Veterans Associations 94.3%
2 Children’s Charitable Foundation 87.3%
3 Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center 85.7%
4 Firefighters Charitable Foundation 84.4%
5 Law Enforcement Education Program 84.1%
6 Operation Lookout 82.2%
7 Children’s Charity Fund, Inc. 78.5%
8 Wishing Well Foundation USA 78.3%
9 Coalition Against Breast Cancer 75.9%
10 Defeat Diabetes Foundation 73.8%

To print any of the pages without the Background Color and/or Images, tell Microsoft Internet Explorer not to print background colors and/or images. Select Tools, Internet Options, and choose the Advanced tab. Under Printing, deselect Print Background Color and/or Images. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box and save your changes. Netscape should be able to do the same but the process may be different.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until you turn it off.

It will go off from most everywhere inside your house. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around.

“No Solicitors” Sticker
Can Keep Strangers From Your Door.
Click on the Sticker for details.

You can get your Credit Report for Free – but not if you go to the websites you see advertised which give you a “free” credit report. For example from a website: “When you order your free report here, you will begin your free trial membership…. If you don’t cancel your membership within the 7-day trial period, you will be billed $14.95 for each month that you continue your membership.”  And yes, you have to give them your credit card number up front!

Click on the picture to go to the only website I know where your credit report is Free. You can request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies in accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. Order a credit report for yourself every four months, first from Equifax, then from Experian and then from TransUnion. Married? That’s six free credit reports a year.
Free Credit Score
No need to pay for it.
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