For many people, a personal financial plan is not complete
until it includes charitable giving - not just an occasional
donation to charity but a plan to "share the wealth."
Walk through the following steps for a primer on the decision-making
process, and learn how to make philanthropy a part of your
Step 1 - To
Give or Not to Give? It's important to know why you want
Step 2 - How
Much To Give? You may be surprised at what you can afford.
Step 3 - How
Should You Give? Options range from simple to complicated.
Step 4 - Where
Should You Give? You can't do everything, so here's how
to pick and choose.
Step 5 - When
Should You Give? A well-thought-out plan can benefit both
you and the charity of your choice.
Questions to Ask: Print out
this list of questions, organized by the 5-step categories,
as a worksheet to help you get started on your own charitable-giving
Profiles in Giving: Personal
stories of people - perhaps from a similar situation to yours
- who've applied charitable giving to their own lives.
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