Posted on December 19, 2011
Kara McGuire writes in her very insightful and candid article in the StarTribune, about her tendency to put off all her donation-giving until December with the exception of impulse-giving such as baked sales etc. She makes the great point to plan ahead so that you donate more money to the charities that mean something to you personally rather than to everybody else. Having a plan makes giving more meaningful and likely that you’ll follow through with your plan. Designing a giving plan enables you to better budget your money and keep to that budget. Giving can mean more when it’s for people and causes that have a special importance in your life, and should be mostly thoughtful and planned out and less spur-of-the-moment. May we all make good budgeting decisions and set aside times other than December to donate to the causes that matter most to us.