Fulfilling Philanthropic, Charitable Desires, Even When Finances Are Tight

The desire to give back — to donate something of value to a favorite cause — is there, but perhaps the room in the budget to make a monetary donation isn’t.

Fret not, because when your heart says “Give” but your head says “I can’t afford to give,” there are still plenty of ways, beyond a simple cash donation, to support a philanthropic, community or charitable organization.

“Organizations value your time, your talent, and your treasure,” says Mitchell Kraus, a Certified Financial Planner™ at Capital Intelligence Partners in Santa Monica, CA.

Here are some ways to tap the three T’s to fulfill your desire to give when money is tight:
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