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A Dollar by Any Other Name Would Spend the Same May. 21, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

One of the new ways critics like to slice and dice rich people these days is to question the value t... Read More

Ordinary Ways to Give Back During Extraordinary Times May. 06, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: From singing on the balcony to community cheers for those on the front lines to young ... Read More

Doing It Unto the Least of These, Part 2 Apr. 30, 2020

From the Desk of Dr. J

On April 3, I received an email from a reader who asked me to write a part two of my column "Doing I... Read More

Counting Candy Bars Apr. 11, 2020

Susan Estrich

My first non-waitressing job was counting candy bars in the basement of a Sears/Roebuck warehouse in... Read More

January 28, 2020 Jan. 28, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My sister's son, "Jared," lives close to us but far from his mother. We always invite th... Read More

What's the Charitable Thing to Do About Inequality? Jan. 08, 2020

Jim Hightower

Our society has coined expressions like "philanthropist" and "season of giving" to encourage and hai... Read More

You Say Ta-May-Toe; I Say Ta-Mah-Toe Dec. 09, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I used to date a lady from Australia who was taught to hold her fork in the European/con... Read More

Creative Christmas Contributions Nov. 24, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: It seems as if many people are looking for an alternative to buying things for people fo... Read More

5 Ways to Make Giving a Family Affair This Holiday Season Nov. 20, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Reader: It seems we hear the word "gratitude" a lot these days. In spite of being faced with al... Read More

Birthday Wish Is for RSVPs Oct. 21, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Please remind your readers how important it is to RSVP. My 6-year-old granddaughter was ... Read More

Registering Your Nonprofit for Tax-Exempt Status the E-Z Way: Part 2 of 2 Aug. 27, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

In July 2014, the IRS adopted Form 1023-EZ, a simplified application process for nonprofit organizat... Read More

How to Donate to Do Good and Declutter Jun. 26, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Have you ever wondered if the stuff in your house secretly reproduces itself in the dark of night? I... Read More

Finding America at a Back-Roads Gas Station Jun. 11, 2019

Salena Zito

DICKERSON, Md. — Everything happens for a reason. At least that's what people tell you when yo... Read More

Living with Lenny May. 19, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am in my second marriage. My two adult children were pre-teens when I married "Lenny" ... Read More

Can't Buy Graciousness May. 13, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My oldest is about to graduate from high school, and we are celebrating with a party. We... Read More

She Experimented in College Apr. 15, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 27 and am engaged to my 26-year-old fiancee. However, she recently told me about he... Read More

Can't Hold My Poker Face Mar. 25, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have played in a local poker league for 10 years and have built solid friendships with... Read More

Be Honest -- And Take Steps to Get Better Feb. 21, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My girlfriend of two years has just asked whether we should move in together. I am curre... Read More

Short Takes on Weird News of the Week Feb. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

Maligning the Melting Pot Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw's comments about Hispanic Americans weren't ... Read More

Think Before You Donate Jan. 28, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Would you please remind people to call and ask before they donate items to charity, anim... Read More