Overcome Your Inner Scrooge
Thursday December 28, 9:48 am ET
By Dan Caplinger (TMF Galagan)
For many people, charitable giving is just a part of their life, especially if they've grown up seeing others in their family being generous donors. However, when you have to make an effort to pay your bills every month and face the challenges of dealing with your own personal financial plan, giving away some of your meager resources may be the furthest thing from your mind. And even those who are wealthy enough that they don't have to worry about their immediate financial needs sometimes choose not to make gifts to charity. Yet by focusing solely on the monetary aspects of donating to charity, one can easily miss the entire point of making gifts."