$125.92 – Community and Charity 10% Monthly Blog Income Give Back # 30 – March 2014 Edition

The 10% give back giveaway fun rolls on for the month of March.

In case you missed the first 29 editions of the 10% Blog Income Give Back, after doing some thinking at the beginning of October 2011 about what direction I want this blog to grow and evolve towards in the future, I decided that any income made from this blog would have more significance to me at a personal life values level if I knew that a portion were being given back to the following places:

  • 1) The readers – Obviously, without you here to read my articles and interact with my ideas, there would be no blog in the first place (let alone blog income). As such, it is only fitting that you receive a portion of any blog income.
  • 2) Charitable organizations – If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I’m a big believer in donating a portion of my money to charity. Each year, I donate between 5-10% of my income to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as part of the Bike for MS fundraiser that I do. Beyond the good that is done by donating your money, getting used to contributing to charity is also a good practice to emulate the actions of affluent individuals (T. Harv Eker discusses this in his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, which I would definitely recommend reading if you have a few hours).

Because of these considerations, I’ve decided that each month going forward, I’m going to give away 10% of my net (after-tax) blogging income/profit to My Personal Finance Journey readers (5%) and to charity (5%). Listed below is a summary of the results we’ve achieved together thus far through this give back effort:

  • After each calendar month passes, I’ll tally up my net blog income and determine what Dollar value correlates to 10%.
  • So far, I’ve been very happy with the success of the October 2011 – February 2014 give backs. Listed below is a summary of what we’ve accomplished so far with the give back effort.
    • Current total given to charity = $2,466
    • Current total given to blog readers = $1,162 

So, that’s the overall flow of things and a brief recap of what’s happened so far with the give back initiative. Now, let’s get in to the specific details for this month’s (March 2014) giveaway.


Details of March 2014 10% Blog Income Giveaway

  • $125.92 total blog income to give away – $62.96 to 2 total My Personal Finance Journey readers and $62.96 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (which I just donated today!).
    • $62.96 in the form of 2 prizes available to 2 readers as follows –
      • 1) Grand Prize = $37.96 cash via PayPal.
      • 2) Runner-up – 2nd Place Prize = $25 cash via PayPal.


How to Enter the Giveaway – Deadline to Enter is 11:59 PM, March 31st, 2014

Like previous months, I’ve decided to use the RaffleCopter giveaway management tool to handle sign-up facilitation for this giveaway, so simply go through the steps listed in the widget below to enter the running for the prize and accumulate entry points.

There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn. If you refer 10 subscribers – your name will have accumulated 170 entry points! Or, if you link to the giveaway more than once, you can accumulate those 10 entry points multiple times. You can also share other My Personal Finance Journey articles via social media sites once per day. In the event of a tie, I will be using a random number generator to select the grand prize and runner-up (2nd place) prize winners.

Important instructions: After you complete an entry method, make sure to click and fill out the “I Did This” or “Enter” button in the widget so that I have a record of your points.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Remember, the deadline for entries will end at 11:59 PM, March 31st, 2014 (~2.5 weeks from today – the start of the give back). Good luck to you all! Please contact me if you have any questions. After the deadline for entries passes, the grand prize and runner-up prize winners (one with the most points and second most points accumulated, respectively) will be contacted via email to receive their prizes.

***Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/promanex/3382448536/sizes/o/


  1. Wow, talk about a nice fellow. I have not had the chance to come up with a charity so creative that involves the needy and your own viewers. Great idea for a great cause.
    Keep it up!
    David recently posted…Investment in Engineering and Science College DegreesMy Profile

  2. Giving back is always a good thing to do. 🙂 It’s a good way to build relationship with your fellow readers. I also admire that every a month a portion of your income from this blog was donated to a charity. Good work! 😀

  3. That is sweet of you giving money to charity and to the readers. Your personal finance blog literally gives back. Keep up the good work Sir. I applaud your generosity and kindness.
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