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Finding Joy by Keeping Life Simple

Do an internet search for top new year’s resolutions and you’ll find results like get organized or simplify. It’s a desire many of us have. Today’s post is from a woman who turned that desire into action and found something deeper and richer in return.  Several years ago, I went on a 10-day mission trip […]

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Intentional Giving: Why Strategic Philanthropy Makes a Difference

As a former program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Heather Tuininga knows the importance of giving strategically.  In her work today as Principal at 10|10 Strategies, she helps givers get more joy and impact out of their giving.  Heather relishes helping people strategically align their giving to achieve outcomes that will make […]

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Giving Wisely on #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday and your email inbox and social media feeds are likely full of moving stories and appeals to give. But what’s the best way to evaluate an organization asking you to give? How can you give wisely and with intention? In this conversation, author of When Women Give and Women Doing Well Leadership Council member Kim […]

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Need a Nudge?

Recently Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics. He demonstrated that economists have based their conclusions on a fundamental misconception: that human beings act rationally when making decisions. This is true even when faced with financial decisions. We don’t always make decisions that are in our best interest. (Reuters, October 9, 2017)  Thaler also […]

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Budget for Giving: A Team Effort

You’ve very likely done all of the right and recommended things to prepare for the future: you’ve set aside retirement savings, you have life insurance and a will or estate plan. But how much do you know about the current reality of your finances? It’s common for one spouse or the other to manage the […]

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A Plan Has the Power to Bring Freedom

Think about how you feel after you finish a workout: Energized, ready to take on the next thing, strong. Exercise might not be your favorite thing to do, and it can be hard to fit it in to your busy schedule, but you’re always glad you made a plan and set aside the time. The […]

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For Father’s Day: What My Dad Did Right

We didn’t talk a lot about money growing up. Somehow, I learned two things: not to spend beyond my means and to have a healthy fear of credit cards. “Use only in emergencies and if you can pay it off each month,” was the message I absorbed from my Dad. My parents were also generous […]

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For All Intents and Purposes

The Boston Globe recently reported the results of its investigation of a celebrity NFL quarterback’s charitable foundation, an article that raised questions about the organization’s use of funds. When we read articles like this we may have questions about how the organizations we give to use our donations. It’s easy to assume that an organization […]

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