Why Giving Really is Better than Receiving

Why Giving is Better Than Receiving

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” —Maya Angelou

We are all familiar with the adage that it is better to give than to receive, but recent studies have found that giving can actually improve your health, help you live longer, and increase your happiness.

As we near the holiday gift-giving season, remember that sometimes the best gifts are not things, but time together that creates lasting memories. Many of you have given to aid those affected by recent natural disasters, but if you have ever wondered whether your donations are really having an impact, read the article below on the best ways to help after a disaster.

If you would like to have more so you can give more, try living like the millionaire next door (see slide show below). These are not really “secrets” but principles that have helped many achieve their goals. Finally, the brief video below can provide some perspective on the recent volatility in the stock market.

Exercise, Eat Well, Help Others: Altruism’s Surprisingly Strong Health Impact

Hands Reaching for Each Other

It just feels good to help others, but did you know it’s also good for your health? Studies prove what your parents taught you: It really is better (and healthier) to give than to receive.

Why Disaster Relief Is So Hard

It is hard to see people suffering from the devastation of a natural disaster. This article may help you better understand how your contributions can do the most good and give you confidence that you are truly helping. 

Slide Show: 9 Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door

Wealth Management Scale

When we think of millionaires we typically think of people who obviously have a lot of money, but there are many millionaires who do not look the part. These “invisible rich” live by a few principles that we can too, if we are willing to delay some immediate gratification.

Recent Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility

We cannot control the ups and downs in the stock market, but we can control how we react. This video will put recent market volatility into perspective and give you confidence that staying the course is usually the best reaction.

We are grateful for your trust in us. We hope you enjoy spending time with those who mean the most to you. Happy Thanksgiving!