The adage, “You cannot give what you do not have” rings true for many things in life. Literally and figuratively, it would be impossible to share something that you do not have. So if you are a giver, you have to make sure that you continuously build on whatever it is that you tend to give to others. It could be time, knowledge, skills, or money and anything that it can buy.
Learning at least some of the principles of financial planning can go a long way in building or managing personal money. Taking care of your personal finances and needs can help in keeping you more prepared in dealing with the unexpected. This could prove handy in situations when you want to help others that may involve spending some money.
While there are different ways to lend a helping hand that does not require money like volunteering or doing charity work, it is not often completely cost-free. Many who choose to volunteer spend for their own transportation and other essentials. And for those who want to donate, they do so by taking out the amount they need from personal savings or money set-aside for altruistic purposes.
So how does one become better at giving? You can start by investing in growing whatever it is that you have to that you want to share with others. If you like doing volunteer work, build on the skills that can be a big help to others and save up so you can afford whatever costs you may have to spend on when you do it. And if you want to support some causes by donating to charity organizations, you may want to grow your personal finances to make it even more possible to help those in need.