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Is Mom Donating Too Much to Charity

Judie Rappaport
December 25, 2014

Dear Judie:

Mom is a healthy 89 and should have enough money to meet her needs, but her friends tell me she is always giving five or ten dollars to grocery store charities, homeless people, even Girl Scout cookies (she doesn’t even take the cookies, just donates)! Mom says they need it more than she does and it makes her feel good. How can I stop this?

-Pat, Palm City


Dear Pat,

Don’t try.  We can all learn from your mom. Studies show that Acts of Kindness can raise our endorphin levels and boost our immune system. Tell mom you understand her gifts are needed, however her future is equally important. Suggest that she continue giving, but on a smaller, more affordable scale.  


Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services

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