How to Lay Down Some Serious Scratch and Still Feel Like a Million Bucks


Good post, Courtney.

I make this plug every year, but again: most charities allow you to auto-transfer $X from your checking every month. Benefits to that:

1) Brainless - set and forget, no worrying about making giving decisions during an already hectic December.
2) You can more easily give higher amounts over time.
3) Charities could use steady, reliable funding so they don't have to be so focused/dependent on the December boom to offset the other 11 months of bust.

Without exception, you receive an automated e-mail after every transfer that you can use for tax documentation, if you're so inclined.