I love the look of lots of presents under the tree, especially nicely wrapped ones. A bulging stocking, tables loaded with treats — all these speak to the abundance of the holiday season.
Of course, though, as I’m flipping through catalogs deciding what to get people, I have been pondering why we do this. Gift giving is a rather inefficient exerc… read more »
Those of you who were here for the most recent 168 Hours Challenge know that I decided that week to sign up for the Philadelphia Half-Marathon in an attempt to revive my zeal for distance running. We all went to Philly this past weekend (incidentally, we’re considering moving there) and I got up bright and early and ran 13.1 miles through the streets.
It w… read more »
(Note: this post from me ran yesterday over at The Mogul Mom. If you’re visiting from there, welcome! Please scroll down for more content).
By Laura Vanderkam
Holiday season is upon us, which means a general feeling of too much to do creeping in with the tinsel. There are turkey dinners to cook, presents to buy and wrap, parties to orchestrate. And so, as… read more »
(Note: this is my column on microphilanthropy, which appeared in USA Today last week. This is a taste of what will be covered in my forthcoming book on money)
by Laura Vanderkam
Picture two scenarios. The first: You could give $50 to a charity that you know, vaguely, helps people with disabilities.
The second: You log on to ModestNeeds.org, a non-profit that h… read more »
Did you know that there are 720 hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year? The calendar is about to slam into this festive season (which is culturally festive, even if one doesn’t celebrate Christmas in a religious fashion). For many of us, it’s a busy time, as every group we’re involved in has their own party or gift giving occas… read more »