Giving: Humane Society

16 07 2011

Often times people continue to tithe and participate in charitable giving regardless of their current financial situation.  While it is important to some people to open their wallets and give back to their community, their financial house should be in order first.  This means if you are living beyond paycheck to paycheck, charitable contributions should be halted until the monthly budget balances out.

However, this may not be an option for some people because they have a strong desire to help others regardless if they require help themselves.  For these people I would advise lowering the amounts contributed or perhaps give in other ways that aren’t monetary – your time and/or tangible items.

This month I have decided to use coupons to provide tangible donations to the animal shelter.  Also, I used the money in the food budget to provide the funds needed to make the purchase.  The total prior to coupons would have been somewhere around $5 but after coupons I spent under $2.

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