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Articles on various charitable initiatives as well as ways for you to be more benevolent in your everyday life.

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Are You Following the Most Generous Man on Twitter?

$100, $1,000, $10,000 and a Tesla are just some of the things Bill Pulte is giving away on Twitter. The catch? You need to be following him and retweet his giveaway message. #TwitterPhilanthropy The generosity has given rise to a new Twitter hashtag for Pulte’s direct philanthropy: #TwitterPhilanthropy. Its purpose is to provide for those

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Leaving a Financial Legacy

I don’t remember what my grandparents got me for Christmas two years ago. I’ll never forget what they taught and modeled for our family though. What my wife (Alli) and I, along with every other family member received was an idea, a challenge, and resources. Grandpa and Grandma started a trust that was dedicated solely

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Giving Joy

I’ve made a lot of mistakes with my wallet. A dress shirt that didn’t quite fit – mistake. A monthly subscription I hardly used – mistake. A toy that my daughter is not (and probably never will be) interested in – mistake. Extra queso at Qdoba – nah that was worth it, never mind. As

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The Perks of Community

Always support the head. Have the new diaper ready. Sleep is for wimps. It pays (literally) to live in close community with other people. These are all lessons I’ve learned in the past two weeks after the birth of our first baby! I was reflecting with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the people we

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Should I Donate Money at Checkout?

Yesterday I was at the repair shop after one of our cars had a large bolt stuck in one of the tires, causing a slow leak. When we came to pick-up the vehicle, I was given the total due and then asked if we wished to “round-up” for a local charity. This was one of the

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Ideas for Giving During the Christmas Season

Today we got our first big snowfall of the season, and woke up to a nice dusting of 3 inches on the driveway. My boys and I immediately put on our snow gear, bundled up, and proceeded to clear the drive way and throw snowballs. My kids focused on the important task of snowballs! :)

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The Millionaire Who Was Frugal for a Greater Purpose

Earlier this year, I came across an interesting story in the Huffington Post. It was about a 96-year old woman who died in late 2010 and left $1.7 million to the Salvation Army. This happens all the time, right: rich folks leaving large amounts to charities? True – but Elinor Sauerwein wasn’t known for her

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Giving Tuesday – A Chance to Give Back + Giveaway

Recently, we were alerted to a neat movement going on next week, called Giving Tuesday from our friend Kevin at SpringCoin.com. Kevin volunteers and helps with an online community called Givology.com – which seems to work much like Kickstarter.com: folks post about causes and projects near to their heart and seek others to join them via support

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