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Think Before You Donate Jan. 28, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

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

Day of Service -- Life of Service Jan. 17, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

This Monday, we will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated when... Read More

Giving Is Good for You! Jan. 16, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Fundraisers and requests from charities used to bother me. So did the collection plate at church. I ... Read More

LYNDA HIRSCH ON TELEVISION -- GOSSIP Jan. 12, 2019

Lynda Hirsch on Television

"Days of Our Lives" will have sands slipping through the hourglass for at least 300 days. NBC has pi... Read More

Well-Being Is Sinking, But You Can Rise Above It Jan. 08, 2019

Energy Express

There are January clearance sales going on all over town, including my own desk. Near the top of one... Read More

I'll Be a Little Smarter Jan. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 18 and a first-year student at the University of Minnesota. The fellow I'm dating i... Read More

Happy New Year: Seize This Opportunity for Growth Jan. 01, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: Welcome to 2019! We wish each of you health and happiness. We hope this year is better... Read More

American Civic Life Tries to Make a Comeback Jan. 01, 2019

Salena Zito

PITTSBURGH — It's just before 7 p.m. on a frigid December night, and already the Allegheny Elk... Read More

Take Their Attitude With a Grain of Salt Dec. 30, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have two grown daughters. I don't know what I expected as we all grew older, but it ce... Read More

Christmas in the Aftermath of Loss Dec. 27, 2018

Armstrong Williams

Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with... Read More

The Generosity of Americans Dec. 27, 2018

Laura Hollis

Nine days ago (at this writing), Iraq War veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage launched a GoFund... Read More

An Optimist in a Pessimistic World Dec. 20, 2018

Scott Rasmussen

I am optimistic about America's future. That simple statement typically elicits varying expressions ... Read More

Why Not Make a Gift of Financial Education This Season? Dec. 19, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: In the spirit of the holidays, I've been writing a lot lately about giving — esp... Read More

Forgiveness Starts With One Person Dec. 15, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 34 years. I love her dearly and would do anything fo... Read More

Are You Making the Most of Your Charitable Donations? Dec. 12, 2018

Ask Carrie

Please note: This article may contain outdated information about RMDs and retirement accounts due to... Read More

Exercise Generosity: 7 Gifts That Feel Good to Give Dec. 11, 2018

Energy Express

If you're still struggling with your holiday gift list, help is on the way. I've got a lot of swell ... Read More

Thanksgiving Fashion: Fashionable Blessings Nov. 06, 2018

In Fashion

There's a lot to be thankful for this season of the year when we focus on the positives in our lives... Read More

Decide Now, Benefit Now -- and Later Oct. 31, 2018

Classic Zig Ziglar

As a nation, our citizenry is getting older and older. At the turn of the century, the average perso... Read More

Volunteer to Help Others and Yourself Jul. 20, 2018

Positive Aging

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth," said Muhammad Ali. When we find... Read More

Before and After Welfare Handouts May. 09, 2018

Walter E. Williams

Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individua... Read More