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Philanthropy is possible even for skinflints

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Someone suggested that I write about generosity, so I decided I would. Have you ever noticed someone so tight or so frugal that they seemed ungracious? Contrary to that would be someone who begs for cigarettes and booze money on the streets and is burdensome to all. Saving money is a talent. Those who “pay themselves first” can accumulate umpteen thousands of dollars in modest increments. So, why shouldn’t they be rewarded for such discipline? There is a way of securing your future and to be a philanthropist, as well. That is to include clauses in your last will and testament that provide for a sum to go to the charity of your choice. The rest can be given to next of kin and others. After all, they say: You can’t take it with you. And then a purpose will have been served. Carlos Eduardo Patterson Auburn