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Money Talks: Donate Money

Today, we’ll have the first of two broadcasts on giving. Next week we’ll discuss giving in ways that aren’t outright cash. As today is Giving Tuesday, we’ll discuss ways to give and how to select who to give your money two. We are also happy to take general personal finance questions.


Our Mississippi Secretary of State’s office has a Charities list. Just go to their website: and click on Charities to search for a charity, file a complaint, start a charity, or read tips on donating. https://sos.ms.gov/


If you want to get a little information about a charity you are considering in donating to Charity Navigator dot org provides free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. https://www.charitynavigator.org/


To find out if an organization in the US is registered as an official charity, you can go to where they register – https://www.irs.gov/  Across the top of the website in their main blue banner is a link to information about charities and nonprofits.


Charity episodes:

11/03/2021 Charitable Giving

12/01/2020 Community Foundations

12/03/2019 Giving Tuesday

11/27/2018 Giving Tuesday


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