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5 Tips for Being a Charitable Cheapskate
Posted By Jeff Yeager On December 27, 2011 @ 11:12 am In Money & Savings | Comments Disabled
Anybody who knows me personally or has read what I write realizes that while I make a sport out of pinching pennies, I don’t condone being a cheapskate when it comes to giving to charity or helping those in need. 
And there are a lot of “charitable cheapskates” out there like me: When I surveyed 300+ proud, self-proclaimed cheapskates for my last book , I found that on average they donated more than twice as much to charity as the typical American!
But just like with other type of expenditures, when a cheapskate makes a charitable donation they like to make sure they’re getting the best value for their money. Since charitable giving peaks this time of year, here are a few tips to stretch your donations to the charities of your choices:
Photo by markcos1o. 
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Frugal followers of Jeff can vote for him as one of the top financial gurus of 2011.
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URLs in this post:
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 giving to charity or helping those in need. : http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-12-2009/five_keys_to_charitable_giving.html
 my last book: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-09-2010/the-cheapskate-next-door.html
 www.Guidestar.org: http://www.Guidestar.org
 www.CharityNavigator.org: http://www.charitynavigator.org
 charities that accept merchandise. : http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2010/savings_challenge_give_your_stuff_to_a_good_cause.html
 markcos1o.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markcosio/
 http://www.gobankingrates.com/savings-account/jeff-yeager-ultimate-cheapskate-expert/: http://www.gobankingrates.com/savings-account/jeff-yeager-ultimate-cheapskate-expert/
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