Three Sites that are Fun, Free, and Do Good for Others!

By Jan Cullinane
NABBW’s Expert on The New Retirement

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” John Bunyon

“Giving back” is a worthy and laudable goal for many women.

During these challenging economic times, wouldn\’t it be nice to be able to help others by doing something that is free, enjoyable, good for your brain, and can be done on your own terms and schedule?

Here are three online games that accomplish that goal:

Free Rice For each correct multiple choice answer, they donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme.

Free Kibble When you play this trivia game, ten pieces of kibble are donated to animal shelters

Charitii A crossword puzzle that allows you to donate food, water, education, or help preserve the rain forest through four non-profit organizations.

I use these as examples of easy and no-cost ways to contribute to others in my new book, AARP\’s The Single Woman\’s Guide to Retirement.

Let me know what you think of them – they might just replace (or supplement) Words with Friends! Be careful…they can be addictive!

Jan Cullinane is a speaker, author, consultant, and retirement expert. She has been featured on TV, radio, and in many newspapers and magazines. Clients include Ford Motor Company, Deloitte & Touche LLP, the federal government, the Smithsonian Institution, Wachovia Securities, and Wells Fargo Advisors. Jan has a bachelor\’s and master\’s degree from the University of Maryland. Her books include AARP\’s The Single Woman\’s Guide to Retirement (John Wiley & Sons), The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale), and Retire Happy! (Hallmark Gift Books). Jan lives in Palm Coast, Florida and can speak backwards fluently!

Jan Cullinane is the co-author of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale, 2007). She gives seminars on the (primarily) non-financial aspects of retirement through her company, "Retirement Living from A to Z."