How to Make Charitable Giving Part of Your Budget

Budget for regular charitable donations, and your giving will become so much more intentional—and more consistent.

How to budget for charitable giving: saving for donations
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If you're getting serious about your charitable donations and commitment to charitable giving, one of the easiest ways to make it a habit is to incorporate donating to charity into your budget. Whether that means setting money aside at the beginning of the year or as part of your monthly expenses, planning for your charitable donations in advance usually makes for more intentional giving. (You can even give a gift while donating to a worthy cause at the same time with gifts that give back.)

How much you donate is up to you, but if you plan for it, you're more likely to follow through on those good intentions. Here's how to make giving back part of your financial plan.

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