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What Financial Freedom Means to Me

What Financial Freedom Means to Me

Today, we celebrate the 4th of July and our country’s independence. That got us thinking about financial independence: what is it, whether we have it, and if we believe it’s achievable in our lives.

We asked seven women…

6 Small Charities That Help Women

6 Small Charities That Help Women

This time of the year, it takes only the thought of a loved one’s face opening a cherished gift to tug at our heartstrings. But that feeling isn’t limited to your immediate family, and it doesn’t need…

How to Donate to Disaster Relief for Nepal

How to Donate to Disaster Relief for Nepal

Nepal was hit with a magnitude 7.3 earthquake this morning, following a 7.8 quake two weeks ago. Nepal has lost over 8,000 people in the two earthquakes, and the relief effort needs resources. Here’s how…

Why It’s Cool to Invest in Girls

Why It’s Cool to Invest in Girls

Why is it cool to invest in girls?

Girls have the potential to end poverty for themselves — and the world. Girls become women who solve great problems, support their families and communities, run businesses, run countries, and wage peace…

How to Research Charities

How to Research Charities

We’re giving more these days — but we’re not necessarily being smart about it. Charitable contributions have increased more than 12 percent since the recession ended in 2009, according to Giving USA’s annual report, with the average household…

Stock vs Cash Holiday Gifts

Stock vs Cash Holiday Gifts

Tis the season to be gifting! As we scurry to buy presents for family, we may be counting our blessings and considering gifts to those less fortunate than we are. However, giving to others may seem impossible when our wallet…

Give Meaningful Gifts

Give Meaningful Gifts

Yes, the holidays are nearly here. But there is still time to go shopping, so don't fret and don't resort to a gift card! Everyone wants to give something meaningful and unique, but it can be…

Why I Give to Others

Why I Give to Others

This time last year, my family and I were living in the shell of a home that had been gutted by Superstorm Sandy’s flood waters. The first floor had been ripped down to studs, and we lived our…

Amazing Acts by Everyday People

Amazing Acts by Everyday People

When difficult circumstances touch us or those we love, it’s easy to feel helpless and leave it to the multi-million-dollar foundations of the world to make a difference. (And they do!) But, as these seven people…

How Grants Helped This Woman Give Back

How Grants Helped This Woman Give Back

My husband Doug and I welcomed our daughter, Avery Rose Holdsworth, in September 2011. During labor, her heart rate dropped when I pushed, but the neonatal team couldn't find anything medically wrong. She was a beautiful, healthy baby…

Company volunteer ideas

Company volunteer ideas

Our favorite turkey holiday is coming up, which is why now is the perfect time to start giving back. Since most of us spend a lot at the office, it’s a good place to start doing activities that…

Does Gifting Stock Reduce My Tax Bill?

Does Gifting Stock Reduce My Tax Bill?

Are there tax advantages to donating stock to charities rather than cash?

While donating cash to charities is most common, investors can get more bang for their charitable bucks by gifting stock instead. Either strategy can help reduce your income…