Hello and welcome to another solo podcast episode with yours truly. I know in episode 1 I said I would just be doing interviewed shows, but what can I say, I love to talk and I’ve got a lot to say. In this episode which I am super excited to share with you, I dive into my experience as a missionary and sponsoring a child to give back.
I believe giving back and donating to charities is incredibly important, especially when it comes to personal finance. When we think about money management though, it’s usually the last thing we think of after saving, investing, and making more money.
Giving back has always been a big part of my life, starting with my childhood in the Catholic church. Participating in giving back through my church’s programs evolved into me deciding to go to Africa at 18 to do some good overseas. It was definitely an enlightening experience, good and bad, so make sure to listen to find out what I think about it a decade later.
I also had a sponsored child for a period in my early 20s. I actually decided to get a sponsor child when I first moved out of my parents and was making my lowest salary to date. But even though I was at my poorest, I knew that as a financially independent woman I needed to still set aside some money to help others.
Now in my late 20s, I have a very different outlook on giving back because of these two experiences. I’m still all for helping others, especially financially, but I just choose to go about it a different way than I did when I was younger.
Since this is a pretty personal episode, and I share things on there that I’ve never talked about before, I would love to get your feedback. Let me know what you think, or better yet share a story you have about giving back in the show notes.
Blog Posts I Mentioned
- My Trip to The Gambia: An Experience That Changed My Life
- My Experience Sponsoring a Child
- I’m Gonna Be a Mentor!
- Doing Your Research Before Giving Your Money to a Charity
Charitable Programs I Mentioned
What have some of your experiences been like with giving back and charity? Do you have an interesting story you’d like to share? I’m all ears!