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How to Be Generous on a Budget

Cameron Huddleston

Even if you're strapped for cash, you can still give to charities and others in need this holiday season. Here's how.

The New York Times reports that some scientists have found that humans have an innate willingness to help. Perhaps that's why so many of us think that it is important to give to others in need.

However, if the economy has put a damper on your ability to make charitable donations this year, you don't have to cut back on your giving. There are ways other than gifts of cash to help charities and organizations. Find out how to give stock, household items and your time in Charitable Giving in Rocky Times.

For more ideas for giving when you're strapped for cash, see A Dozen Creative Donations. Share your ideas for giving with other readers in the comments box to the right.

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