Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 04, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The official start of the giving season is next month, but it’s best to begin planning now.

Monday, September 02, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Local social services and places of worship are popular charities for this generation.

Monday, May 06, 2013 4:47 pm
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

What should you do with unwanted gift cards? Here are a few tips.

Friday, April 19, 2013 11:36 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s good to be generous in the wake of tragedy, but be smart about giving.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:18 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

They seem to rumble through every few years: the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the BP Gulf Oil spill, Hurricane Irene and last week the earthquake and landslide in India. In the aftermath of a crisis, people are quick to open their hearts and wallets and can instantly send thousands of dollars across an ocean with

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Did your favorite charity lose its tax-exempt status? Maybe.  The Internal Revenue Service has announced that around 275,000 nonprofit organizations automatically have lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file required annual reports for three consecutive years. This finding is critical not only for the groups, but also for taxpayers. Remember, one of the key

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The story of the professional dancer who begged doctors to save her leg from amputation after being rescued from rubble of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is inspirational.