As we enter the holiday season, at least here in the U.S., the first holiday we encounter is Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving has always been about giving thanks.
For the Pilgrims at Plymouth, they were giving thanks for a bountiful harvest in a new land.
Most of use don’t wear those really awesome hats like the Pilgrims did.
But just like them, we have much to be thankful for.
And, in the personal finance community, we also have much to give!
We See Your Giving
We’re encouraged when we see you as members of the community freely giving of your time, talents, and even money – and asking nothing in return.
Being able to pay our bills is necessary, and pursuing financial independence is pretty important to many of us.
But so many of you demonstrate that money isn’t everything and that we are richest when investing in others.
The No-Cut November Challenge
This month at The Money Mix, we want to encourage you to Join The No-Cut November Challenge.
The No-Cut November Challenge is an adaptation of No-Shave November.
What is No Shave November?
No-Shave November is a “month long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.”
Similarly, No-Cut November is a challenge to either forgo getting a haircut during the month of November and donating the money to a worthy cause, or having your hair cut as normal and donating anyway.
Why “No-Cut” November?
We think No-Shave November is a great cause, and we even have a page set up where you can donate directly to them.
They support the Prevent Cancer foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We’ve heard, though, that some folks perceive No-Shave November to be primarily a giving challenge for men (maybe even for men who can grow an awesome mustache or beard), and we want everyone to feel welcome to participate in this challenge.
The causes associated with No-Shave November are also extremely important.
But maybe you have a different cancer charity you support or you would prefer to give to a different cause altogether.
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How To Join The No-Cut November Challenge
It’s easy to Join The No-Cut November Challenge by committing to give your time, talents, and/or money to the cause.
1. In the comments area below, tell us, “I’m in!” You can join by telling others about the challenge, by giving, or both.
3. Share this post on social media. Remember to tag the folks you listed in #2!
Note: If you’re a blogger who mentions The No-Cut November Challenge in a post, let us know in the comments, and we’ll add a backlink on this post!
If you’d like to give directly to No-Shave November, here’s the link.
If you choose to give to another cause, we’d encourage you to go ahead and take care of it while it’s fresh on your mind.
And if your financial circumstances don’t allow for a monetary donation, know that your support through telling others about No-Cut November is just as important and valuable!
What Inspired The No-Cut November Challenge
So many personal finance writers are intentional in sharing the importance of thankfulness and giving.
Their graciousness reminds us that giving is a response to thankfulness.
But they’re not the only ones who inspired The No-Cut November Challenge.
We know giving and charity are two common themes in personal finance writing, and we’ve seen so many great posts on the topics.
So, we put those terms into our trusty tool for creating awesome round-up posts, The FIRE Engine, to refresh our memory.
Here are some of the most inspiring posts we found about giving and charity:
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What Is Your Givings Rate? I wondered how so many could be in so much pain While others don’t seem to feel a thing Then I curse my wiseness and I get so damned depressed In a world of suffering, why should I be so blessed?
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Today’s guest post comes from Mr. Thrifty at Thrifty Enough. If you’re interested in writing a guest post for The Money Mix, check out our guest post guidelines. Note: The Money Mix hosts guest posts as a way to further diversify and amplify the personal finance community.
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One Last Call To Action
At The Money Mix, we believe giving makes us richer.
Saving and investing is important, and so is helping others who are in need.
And it’s why we’re encouraging you to Join The No-Cut November Challenge.
So, join in, tag some friends, and let’s show the world why the personal finance community is known for giving!