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Stuffing Coal Into Scammers’ Stockings

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 3 Comments

Was Charles Dickens particularly ingenious when he came up with the legendary character Ebenezer Scrooge? Was Dr. Seuss at his creative best when he unveiled the Grinch? Did director Frank Capra and the others involved in assembling the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” experience a lightning bolt of inspiration when they dreamed up old [...]

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Published on December 4th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Charity
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How to contribute to school fundraisers without breaking the bank

Written by ecannon - 26 Comments

This post comes from Cathy at our partner site Quizzle.com.
It’s Back to School season, and that means it’s also time for school fundraisers to start. Most schools have at least a few fundraisers. And many schools have an overwhelming number of fundraisers. Here are some tips on how to handle those (seemingly endless) requests for [...]

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Published on September 6th, 2013
Modified on August 29th, 2013 - 26 Comments
Filed under: Charity, Family & Life
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How can helping others help you?

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This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
In personal finance blogs, we explore a lot of ways to propel our career to the next level, develop new skills, have fun while being frugal, etc. One of the ways that is usually ignored but can accomplish all of these and more is by volunteering. Yes, volunteering is beneficial [...]

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Published on August 12th, 2013
Modified on August 5th, 2013 - Leave a Comment
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The Rule of Reciprocation: An Introduction

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 3 Comments

Give and you shall receive. This Biblical saying has been well-used and mis-used so many times that I’m sure no one could count. I grew up in a very conservative Baptist household and, while I don’t think we always gave a flat 10%, giving was a constant, even in our poorest times. We did receive, [...]

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Published on January 15th, 2013
Modified on February 4th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Charity
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Pay It Forward by Re-Gifting

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 3 Comments

The story’s unfolded countless times, with many variations. The recipient of a thoughtfully wrapped holiday gift tears off the shiny paper to find a lovely present, and as she’s casting the gift box an admiring glance, a card tumbles onto her lap.
“How nice!” she thinks. “The gift-giver cared enough about me to include a hand-written [...]

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Published on December 27th, 2012
Modified on January 12th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Charity, Frugality
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Last Minute Donations: Should You Give?

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 2 Comments

As far as my email inbox goes, the week of Thanksgiving was pretty bad, as every online shop to which I have ever given my email address — and a few besides — sent me message after message about sales, just for Black Friday! Or the weekend! Or just Cyber Monday!
I wondered just how much [...]

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Published on December 6th, 2012
Modified on December 16th, 2012 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Charity
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How Volunteering Pays Off

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This is a guest post from Lucy Lazarony.
Do you love the arts but can’t afford the cost of season tickets to your favorite museum, theatre, or performing arts center? Consider volunteering. I’ve started volunteering at a local cultural arts center. And it’s been a great experience for me after just one day.
On my first day, [...]

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Published on September 18th, 2012 - One Comment
Filed under: Charity, Frugality
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How to Value Your Charitable Donations

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Over the weekend I spent some time scanning and shredding my backlog of financial paperwork. While doing this, I ran across a document from the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program explaining how to value donations for tax purposes. Given that there are a few wrinkles, I thought I’d write up some general guidelines.
As a reminder, we’ve [...]

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Published on August 20th, 2012
Modified on September 4th, 2012 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Charity, Saving & Investing, Taxes
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Donating Appreciated Stock or Mutual Fund Shares

Written by Nickel - 2 Comments

As a followup to my recent post about year-end tax moves, I decided over the weekend that we should start being more tax smart about our charitable contributions. As such, I’ve been exploring the possibility of donating mutual fund shares into a donor-advised fund.
Using a donor-advised fund
For those that aren’t familiar with the concept, a [...]

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Published on December 27th, 2010
Modified on December 28th, 2010 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Charity, Saving & Investing, Taxes
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Finding a Charity to Support in 2011

Written by Laura Martinez - 4 Comments

One of our goals in 2011 is to increase our charitable contributions throughout the year. We’ve been getting a better handle of our finances and our monthly budget has enough room to accomodate increased charitable giving.
Have you thought about which charities you’d like to support during the coming year? Or maybe you’ve wondered how you [...]

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Published on December 21st, 2010 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Charity
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