I recall talking about this in the past but I don’t remember making it the question of the day. So, here goes:
My wife and I USED to give on the spur of the moment. This year though, we actually budgeted for the entire year, giving a monthly amount to a couple of different charities that we respect. When someone calls to ask for money, I tell them that we have a budget for our giving and they normally leave us alone.
I LIKE IT!
I don’t feel guilty for not contributing to every charity that calls because we can’t possibly contribute to every cause, and we already budget for our giving. Now I just wish the charities we already give to would stop asking us for ADDITIONAL funds but that’s another blog topic.