Americans are too rich to be broke.
— Dave Ramsey


We’re also too well off to not give. 

Roughly 50% of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day. That’s $75 per month or $900 per year. Contrast that with $44,600 for the average American.

In the flurry of day-to-day living, it's easy to lose sight of how well off we are. But when we look at the data, it's clear—we have so much to give.

Perhaps our spending habits need to change to make room for charity. Nevertheless, we should always reserve a line item in our budget for giving. It's the best kind of insurance from the grip of greed.