After her husband passed away in 2007 following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Reva Balogh searched for something to fill her time. Then, reaching into her own childhood, she found it.
It's the kind of news story that makes national headlines every year or two: A person of seemingly modest means secretly amasses a small (or not so small) fortune while leading a frugal lifestyle, only to reveal that wealth by giving it all away to charity.
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.
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