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31 Days of Giving: Giving Away as Much as We Save (Day 14)

Welcome to December’s series on 31 Days of Giving on a Budget. In this series, I’ll be sharing inspiring stories from my readers and posts with practical ways to give — even on a limited income.

If you have a Giving on a Budget story to share of a way you or your family has given to others this year or this holiday season, please email me your story (or a link to your post on your blog) and a picture to go along with it, if possible. I’d love to hear it and possibly share it during this series!

Katrina from The Poorganic Life emailed me sharing a post on a creative giving challenge did in 2011. Here’s a snippet of her post:

During 2010, we as a family decided that we were going to try to increase our generosity by giving away as much as we spent on our consumable items like groceries, paper goods, household supplies, and medicines. We didn’t quite make our goal that first year, SO we decided to up the ante and give away as much as we SAVED in 2011.

Since we typically SAVE more than we spend by shopping sales and couponing, I decided to keep track of all our spending and savings. We wanted to GIVE away at least as much as we consumed.

Read her whole post here to hear how it all turned out and the blessings that resulted from this challenge.

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