Share your stories

Sometimes, tough times bring out the best in people.

We are looking for brief, first-person stories of how you overcame financial tough times in a way that expressed generosity. For example, a child gave up his allowance to provide something for a needy child or family. Or, when money was tight, instead of not inviting friends over to eat, you figured out a way to serve festive but cheaper dishes.

Keep them to no more than 400 words, if possible, and e-mail to

Please put "Overcoming tough times" in your subject line and be sure to include your name and location.

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.