This is a difficult subject that is fraught with pitfalls. Smart people with seminary degrees won’t go near the issue. However, charitable and affiliation contributions are a big part of life for many people. No discussion about personal finance is complete without at least touching on the topic.
The reason this topic is so fraught is that it has theological ramifications that no one wants to touch. That is why we must separate any theological implications from the financial literacy side of the equation.