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Increasing Charitable Contributions

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I received a call from one of my favorite organizations the other day, and I decided to double my charitable contribution for the year. I’m still not giving enough to qualify for tax incentives, but that’s not my goal. I also give many hours of my time over the summer and fall, volunteering in various capacities at their events.

Last year, I spread the contribution over the course of the entire year, but that probably wasn’t necessary. I’m in a better financial position now — especially with my new job starting at the end of this month — and I could probably swing a couple hundred bucks in one shot.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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Good for you, Flexo. I’m impressed that you volunteer your time. I think it’s a lot easier to throw money at an organization than it is to actually put in some sweat equity.

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