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Donated and Sold

October 22nd, 2015 at 05:37 pm

I donated the money in my PayPal account today. The money was from snowflakes: YNAB referral money and Pinecone survey rewards. I donated to Momastery(look for the page on Facebook). I was inspired to give the $21 I earned away. You can read more about it here. Little amounts of money from many people add up. And this didn't even have to affect our budget! I was saving for something, but it can wait. I will earn more snowflakes. Smile

I sold shares from my oldest daughters mutual fund today. The market was up just enough that I didn't want to miss out. If it goes up more great, I have more money I need to withdraw. I'm paying ourselves back for covering her first semester of tuition out of our savings. I withdrew $1718 worth of shares. I will need to do this at two more times before the end of the year. I figure if I dollar cost averaged purchases, I can dollar cost average sales, too.

Are you ever inspired to donate when you least expect it?

3 Responses to “Donated and Sold”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yep, most definitely. I budget a certain amount each month for "charity" beyond my usual tithe. If I haven't found anything specific by the last week of the month, I send it to various things at my church. I like having a little bit of money to feel generous with once in awhile.

  2. bluesfemme Says:

    Re donating, I followed ceejay's idea and have an amount each month we can donate to whatever we want. It's so freeing and I'm grateful to Ceejay for sharing. I am also grateful to you for sharing that link. I've been reading the blog and the emotions and thoughts have really touched a chord, and was something I really need at this time. Thank you.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Since I don't specifically budget for charity, I have to act on it when I know I can afford it which is technically ALWAYS and I feel drawn to do so.

    @bluesfemme, I'm glad the link and information within touched you. Her book is REALLY good!

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