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It’s the Giving Season, Are You Ready?

Simple strategies for a very happy (and donation-filled) holiday

Science confirms it: People who give money to others are happier. Regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic status, giving just makes you feel good. And last year Americans opened their wallets and hearts wide, breaking all records for Giving Tuesday in 2021; 35 million U.S. adults participated in 2021, with total gifts of $2.7 billion, a 9 percent increase from 2020. And for the full year, individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $484.85 billion to U.S. charities in 2021. That’s a lot of happiness!