Another one of my goals for 2012 is to be more charitable. I donate to various causes throughout the year, but this year I'm going to make a concerted effort to increase my giving through regular charitable donations. Each month I will select an organization of personal relevance and donate money to that cause. I've decided not to limit myself exclusively to non-profit organizations, but rather organizations or causes that have personal significance. This will allow me to openly explore areas of my life where I'd like to give without limitations. I also will leave the amount open, but I'll set a minimum of $25 each month. Some months I'll give more based on my current financial situation. I think this will also allow me to share with you some of my favorite organizations and causes that are dear to my heart. I hope you'll follow along throughout the year to see which organizations I pick.