What if every time you bought a cup of coffee, a pair of shoes or a bag of groceries, you could round up your purchase to the nearest dollar to help a worthy charity? A new smartphone app called Drops lets you do that, and it’s a cinch to use. Simply sync a credit card to the app after you’ve installed it on your phone. If you buy a cup of coffee for $1.97, Drops will automatically round up your purchase to $2 and donate the three cents to charity. You get to pick the charity, and every two weeks, the app gives you an update on how the spare change you’ve donated is helping to make a difference.
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