You’ve seen the little notice charities stick on their postage-free envelopes. In one variation or another, it reads: “Your stamp HERE helps us even more!”
But did you know how much? Putting your own 32-cent stamp there saves The Whales (or whomever) 76 cents. [10/96: WRONG! Mike Wyson of ZPG says it’s usually just 2 cents extra, worst-case 10 cents. And they’re charged the 2 cents anyway, so the stamp really saves only 30 cents.]
So you can give an extra 76 cents at a cost to you of just 32 cents. That’s an instant 143% “return” on your added social (or cetacean) investment.
Tomorrow: Forget the Whales — Save $125
Quote of the Day
You see those charts that say if you put away $500 a year starting at age 20, by the time you're 50 you'd have a gazillion dollars. It just makes you ill that you didn't do it. You almost want to grab young people and shake 'em and say, 'Please don't make the same mistake I did. Please.'~James Carville
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