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Financial Question Of The Day #3

By Erik Folgate

What is your favorite giving memory? Such as, a time when you gave something to someone or received something from someone.

My favorite giving memory is definitely the trip that I took to Ecuador in high school with my church’s youth group. Each student brought one wheelchair, and we passed them out at a free medical clinic in Cuenca, Ecuador. It was the first time I gave a gift to someone that TRULY needed it. The expression on those people’s faces were priceless.

This holiday season, stop for a minute during all of the festivities, and reflect on how grateful you are to have so much love, money, possessions, and good health.

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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  • Robert

    I haven’t given it yet, but I decided today to write a check for $250 to the Smile Train which pays for cleft palate surgeries for children in Third World countries. I was blessed to be born in the United States so my underdeveloped cleft palate was surgically corrected when I was very young. I’m excited about knowing that I helped some kid like me with this wonderful service.

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