Volunteering in your community not only helps your community and the people you serve, but it will also bring joy, clarity and perspective to your own life. The added perspective can help you to manage your money better.
Service is not only its own reward, filling the lives of both the giver and the receiver with meaning; it also resets our thinking and provides perspective. Keeping up with the Joneses is suddenly irrelevant when eyes are opened to real suffering. The difference you make for others may be exceeded by the difference service makes to you.
Devin Thorpe, husband, father, author of Your Mark On The World and a popular guest speaker, is a Forbes Contributor. Building on a twenty-five year career in finance and entrepreneurship that included $500 million in completed transactions, he now champions social good full time, seeking to help others succeed in their efforts to make the world a better place.