Tag Archives: helping others

Not a Merry Christmas: People Stealing Food from the Needy for Profit in San Francisco

If you want to get your blood boiling, just take a look at the video below. This took place at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco by a local TV station. It’s the complete antithesis of what the holiday season … Continue reading

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50 Things I Am Thankful For

It’s so easy in our day-to-day lives to get caught up in the moment and forget about all the good things that there are to celebrate. Most of these things have very little to do with money (although having money … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Teach Kids Financial Generosity

While many parents strive to teach their children money management skills, it’s also a great idea to help teach them to be financially generous. Many of us donate to charities or fundraisers to help people or organizations in need, and … Continue reading

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51 Reasons I Won’t Lend Money to Friends and Family

“Should I lend money to a friend?” is a question that comes up on this site from time to time. A lot of people say it’s a bad idea in almost all cases, while others say they will lend without … Continue reading

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Frugality Isn’t Common Knowledge

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how eventually saving money becomes second nature. What used to seem hard or foreign suddenly becomes common and easy. I wrote this piece because I was frustrated with an acquaintance … Continue reading

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Am I A Sucker? Day 9

I don’t usually give money to people. I’m far too familiar with the many scams that are out there, and I know that my money will go a lot further and help a lot more people by purchasing food for … Continue reading

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20 Ways To Help Your Favorite Nonprofit Organization For Free

I hear from people who are struggling with money that one of the things that bothers them the most is their inability to financially help their favorite nonprofits and charities. The view that the only way to help these organizations … Continue reading

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“Could You Spare Some Change?” How Do You React?

I was heading up to Oregon and made a stop at a fast food restaurant to go to the bathroom and get a drink. As I walked to the door, a young couple sat in the shade on the side … Continue reading

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Five Important Questions

This year I’m making more of an effort to make my actions meaningful. This comes after a couple of years where I’ve found myself wondering, “Where did the time go?” I find myself getting distracted by the Internet or some … Continue reading

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Accepting the Kindness of Strangers

I’m often puzzled when, in an effort to help someone else save money, I’m looked at like some sort of criminal or crazy person. Here’s an example. This week I had a coupon for $5 off at TGI Friday’s. The … Continue reading

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Should Customers Be Billed on What They Can Pay?

I may have written about my dad in the past. Dad is a retired dentist. He grew up during the Depression, barely got through high school while he worked multiple jobs to support his family and joined the Navy at … Continue reading

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Why We Should Judge People By Their Finances

A recent Saving Advice article called on all of us to pursue the path of kindness when confronted with people who are suffering as a result of our current economic crisis. I am very much in agreement with the author’s … Continue reading

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