By Mike Bernard, CFP®
Ah, the holidays! Now that December is here, the spirit of giving is everywhere. Children are lining up to hand over their wish lists to the man in the big red suit. Our mailboxes are being flooded with donation requests from charities near and far. And we’re busy checking off our own gift lists in preparation for the holidays. But here’s the question for the day: are you feeling stressed about giving—or are you giving with a joyful heart?