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A Charitable Solution to an Unwelcome Surprise
Posted March 2017

You come home in early evening, open the front door, and you are met by fifty people singing “Happy Birthday” as lights flash from their cameras. This is a pleasant surprise...

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Double Duty: A Gift to Charity and to Family
Posted February 2017

If you are like most people, deciding what to do with your assets is one of the most important decisions you face.

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Six Ways to Transfer Assets
Posted January 2017

Eventually we all will give away everything we own, but we have a choice as to how to make those transfers.

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Your Gift Can Teach Philanthropy to Your Children While Maintaining Their Inheritance
Posted December 2016

J. C. Penney once asked, “How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than ...

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You Can Make a Gift to Charity and Recover Your Capital
Posted November 2016

You may know that if you itemize deductions, you recover some of the capital from a charitable gift. But you may not be aware ...

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You Have Charitable Options for Your Required Retirement-Plan Distributions
Posted October 2016

For those of you who are at least 70½—and beginning this year there are more and more of you—you have reached the age at which required minimum distributions (RMD) must be taken ...

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Overseas Travel Often Triggers Estate Planning
Posted September 2016

Nothing stimulates estate planning like a trip overseas. While a vacation trip within the continental United States may prompt people to review estate-planning documents ...

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5 Reasons People Delay Making or Updating Their Wills
Posted August 2016

When people focus on their estate plans, they often discover that they are capable of providing for loved ones and charities to a degree they had not supposed.

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Give Property Before It’s Too Late to Avoid Tax on Capital Gain
Posted July 2016

Sometimes a person approaches a charity with an inquiry like this: “I am in the process of selling some highly appreciated commercial real estate, and ...”

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Charitable Gifts Can Help Reduce Estate Taxes
Posted March 2016

Many people worry that significant estate taxes will be due at death—and that these taxes could diminish inheritances or possibly even force the sale of a small business or family farm.

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70 1/2 or Older? IRA Charitable Rollover Is Back, and This Time It's PERMANENT!
Posted December 2015

The IRA charitable rollover has once again been renewed, but this time Congress has made it permanent.

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When Equal Is Not Equal, Charity Can Help
Posted November 2015

John, a widower, wanted to leave his children equal portions of his estate, so he decided to give each of them different assets of the same value.

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Adopting Charity at Any Age
Posted October 2015

A man and his wife, well into their seventies, recently described their estate plans like this ...

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