5 Tips for Being a Charitable Cheapskate

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 …

What can you do for your country?

In the endless spatter of political news and propaganda it is easy to miss important decisions that our leaders might be making. One is a potential cut in social programs to help pay for tax relief. If it’s not already clear how I feel about this, here’s the summary:

How To Beat the Winter Blahs and Start Exercising

The following is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act. If you’re anything like me, it’s nearly impossible to get motivated to exercise in the winter. In the morning, the mental fight between getting up early to engage in strenuous activity versus getting an additional half hour of sleep is often a losing battle. In the evening, it’s dark and everything in your soul is telling you to curl up with a blanket, a …

One Give A Day

Here’s an inspiring and fascinating twist on charitable giving: A man who doesn’t have a lot decided to give a little bit to a different charity every day for a year, and he set up a Web site to encourage others to give to his featured charities. Who is he? Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, a Chicago-based actor who decided to launch his mission – Living Philanthropic – after ruminating on what it would take to give to charity every day. He …

Good Business: Helping Raise Self Esteem

People with low self esteem tend to behave badly and are less likely to realize their potential. We can all help change that through our everyday actions.

Drive to End Hunger – Unveiling of Jeff Gordon's New Car!

It’s been an exciting morning for the Drive to End Hunger and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon: the new No. 24 car has been unveiled! Check it out below: What do you think? Gordon will drive the Drive to End Hunger Chevy for 22 races annually over the next three years. The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness of and help solve the growing problem of hunger among older Americans. Of the nearly 51 million …