Americans are planning to give back more in 2016

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                                                  Sam Shueh

                                                 Realty One Group

                                                          Campbell, CA 


With a better economy and more jobs, people tend to do more and want to pitch in help the poor and needed.  


According to a survey conducted and compiled as Well Being Index which breaks down age group, 71% employees plan to "give back" in someway.


More than half donate money or goods to a charitable organization while less than 20% plan to physically volunteer to help at events. 

The older employees will donate more than younger ones. While the middle age (Gen Y) will help more than other age groups employees with an organization.  You rarely see a senior citizen outside Macy's or Target soliciting donation.  I read recently the Salvation Army received a check of $50,000.00 from a Samaritan couple among lots spare changes. That was the highest contribution ever received from a collection jar!


As there is more disposable income people do spend even more. According to recent new jobs created last month. Majority jobs created were in restaurant, housing construction and service industry. 


The same survey shows dining out, food/groceries and entertainment are the three areas people blew their budget this year.  This is especially true with younger generation who joined work force in recent years (age 20-30s). Cities like New York, San Francisco are great place to consume most income and finding out saving is lagging.


Also gadget spending is out of control as Americans became addicted to gadgets loving followed by the Japanese. Fitbit, smart phones, Nest, robot vacuum cleaners etc. are discretionary spending. Older folks would have to think about and have to justify.


     Realtors volunteering to beautify and save water at a park in Sunnyvale, CA -Sam Shueh( red hat).

 I've called San Francisco South Bay home for over 37 years. We love this area and all it has to offer, and I enjoy sharing what I know about homes.  I documented in several books about Silicon Valley history. I have much expertise in real estate...please give me a call.   SamShuehRealtor at Gmail (Four-O-Eight) 425-1601.   Sam Shueh's website



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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Sam - I love your picture of the Sunnyvale park renovations you worked on. Good Job!

Dec 08, 2015 01:50 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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This time of year people tend to be more givey. I see so many places that need help and hope everyone will be generous.

Dec 08, 2015 02:19 AM #2
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group - Toronto, ON
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What a fabulous post.

I am really happy to hear that we are all going to be a bit more giving in the coming year.

I know that many of us have resolutions like 'lose 10 pounds' and as much as I am a strong believer in getting healthier, I do think that helping others should always be on that resolutions list.

Dec 08, 2015 02:36 AM #3
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Sam - We are blessed to be living a good life, and we feel it is our responsibility to give back. We donate a portion of our income to charities, as well as donate our time to other charities, such as Feed My Starving Children.

Dec 08, 2015 03:21 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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And why is everyone saying that the rich are greedy and don't give back?  A

Dec 08, 2015 05:42 AM #5
Sam Shueh
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I just got back from St Francis Assisi. It is a neutering free service for the poor. When I heard animals in there moaning about their pain, I dropped off the check and left ..... Can not endure it.... The volunteer there says they are all volunteers and have little money to spend...

Dec 08, 2015 10:09 AM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sam, I know many of my fellow REALTORS are donating more now than ever before.  Just feels good! 

Dec 08, 2015 09:30 PM #7
Sam Shueh
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Joan Cox 

Economics of scale.... This is a good year for realtors...


Dec 09, 2015 12:46 AM #8
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