Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Charitable Contribution Update

August is slipping away from me.  I don't know where the entire month went!

Just a quick update on my charitable contributions.  A few years ago, I made a promise to myself to increase my charitable giving.  I knew many people who made less money than me.  Those people never gave a second thought about donating to causes, however, I always did.  I decided I needed to do better. 

This year, my charitable contribution goal is $400.  I increase this number by $100 every year.  So far this year, I have already given $383!!! It's only August!  I should easily make my goal of $400 for the year.  Ten years ago, I would have thought it impossible to give even $50 a year.  I was mired in credit card debt, student loan debt, etc. 

I am very happy that I am fortunate enough to give money to charitable causes.  I hope that my giving continues to increase over the years.  It's my small way of making the world a slightly better place. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

2019 Roth Maxed

I have maxed out my 2019 Roth!! I'm about to head out so this post will be short.  My contributions for the year were as follows:

1/15/19 $1,000
2/18/19 $500
3/15/19 $800
4/15/19 $1,100
5/15/19 $750
6/15/19 $443
7/15/19 $600
8/15/19 $807