One of the great joys of creating wealth for yourself is the opportunity you have to financially support those organizations or causes that mean something to you. Giving back to your university or to a favorite charity is a wonderful way to disprove that the love of money is the root of all evil. There is a great sense of happiness, peace and contentment when you give of yourself and your money. Our lives are enriched when we contribute.
Although you might not be in a position to give back right now I believe it is an interesting and valuable exercise to write down who you’d give money to if you had the money to give. Keep this list. If you practice a financial and investment strategy based on reason over emotion, are diligent in your efforts and have patience, one day you will find you have the resources to live as you’d like and be able to support the causes, organizations and ideas that are important to you.