Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Globally, philanthropic giving among the rich is closing in on pre-recession levels.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:23 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s quick and easy to donate money online, but don’t let haste waste your charitable dollar.

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, July 01, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In a sign of an improving economy, charitable donations increased last year.

Monday, February 25, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Billionaires around the world are flexing their philanthropic muscles.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The idea behind Giving Tuesday is to promote philanthropy during the holidays.

Monday, November 05, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The wealthy are giving less money, but more time, than they were two years ago.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Celebrity charity endorsements are everywhere, but it doesn’t mean you should join in.

Friday, December 10, 2010 10:15 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Back in August, I wrote about investor Warren Buffett’s plea to the wealthy to publicly commit to donating most of their fortunes to charity. Called the “Giving Pledge,” it immediately attracted heavy-hitters like Oracle founder Larry Ellison, movie producer George Lucas, and oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens. Recently, 16 additional billionaires signed up (which raises