Giving Money to Charities in a Smart Way

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Providing money to a charity is one of the best ways to give back to your community and to support a cause that you believe in. Still, you have to be smart and you have to choose charities carefully. Some organizations utilize donations more efficiently than others. Unfortunately, a number of scams exist in the […]

9 DVD Gift Baskets for Every Friend and Occasion

Gift baskets offer endless opportunities for creativity

Do you have a friend’s birthday or big event coming up and you just don’t know what to get for the person who already has it all or who is otherwise impossible to buy for? Well, everyone likes movies and a DVD gift basket is a great gift that will appeal to anyone depending on […]

Understanding the Deduction for Charitable Donations

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When you make a donation to a charity in the United States, it is often tax deductible. Helping organizations that depend upon generous donations to continue their good work can make you feel good. However, the fact that you can lower your tax bill by donating to charity even makes it worthwhile financially. Charity Donations are Tax Deductible […]

Don’t Have Cash for the Collection? Just Swipe Your Card

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Credit Cards in the Offering Plate? As the hymn begins and the ushers come forward, there is the unmistakable sound of hundreds of people reaching for their wallets and purses to find bills to stuff in the collection basket. Now, a new sound may be heard at this time–the sound of people swiping their credit […]

Do You Know Your Charity?

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Know Your Charity The Bible mentions the poor 221 times. In verses such as Proverbs 19:17 “Caring for the poor is lending to the LORD, you will be well repaid.” and Proverbs 21:13 “If you won’t help the poor, don’t expect to be heard when you cry out for help.” So we know it’s a great idea […]

The Four Ways Churches Ask For Money

Here at your family finances we strongly believe in giving to support the local church and in contributing to the community and as Jesus said in Matthew chapter 25, caring for the  sick, feeding the hungry, visiting the prisoner and clothing the naked. But you also need to be aware of how the money you are […]

Teaching Children How to Save Money – But Also How To Spend And To Give

By Alex Summers When it comes to children and money, the traditional perspective is that kids need to be taught how to save. Parents will give their son or daughter a piggy bank, hand them a quarter once a week, and then instruct their child to save those quarters until the bank becomes full and […]