Retirement Yenta believes in giving to charity. When your Yenta gives, not only does someone benefit, but RY gets a warm and fuzzy feeling inside because she has helped someone. For making the hard choices of whom to give, RY set up some rules for herself a few years ago, and they have been a good guide ever since. Your dear Yenta’s rules go something like this:
1. Give to yourself first. This assures you have enough to live your life.|
2. Give to your family. Family is RY’s dearest and most beloved of relations…so, she helps them next.
3. Give to your local Jewish (or other faith) community. When RY gives to her local faith-based community, she feels she is helping a community of like-minded individuals sustain itself.
4. Give to your faith community at large. Simply put, these are more like-minded individuals.
5. Give to the community at large. RY believes one should support causes that improve the lives of her fair city and country.
Now, dear Readers, you may be thinking: That’s a lotta money to be donating to charity! Not necessarily so, dear Readers. Giving doesn’t have to be in the form of a large amount of money…it can be as simple as donating blood (doesn’t cost a penny!) or teaching someone a life skill that will benefit their income earning abilities.
Retirement Yenta says, be mindful about your giving. Support the things you believe most in supporting. Money does not have to be an obstacle, giving of your time and your talents can help too.