Charitable Tax Deductions: An Additional Reward for the Gift of Giving
Tax Breaks

Charitable Tax Deductions: An Additional Reward for the Gift of Giving

With a charitable tax deduction, you can donate to a good cause and cut your tax bill at the same time.
May 19, 2022
How to Be an Effective Board Member for a Charity
Charity

How to Be an Effective Board Member for a Charity

Care enough about the charities you serve to think differently about the investment time horizon involved. Unlike your own portfolio, a foundation is …
March 29, 2022
Charitable Trade-offs Between Donor-Advised Funds and Private Foundations
Charity

Charitable Trade-offs Between Donor-Advised Funds and Private Foundations

You’ve decided to increase your charitable giving. That’s great! Realize that philanthropy can take many forms. When deciding between a donor-advised …
March 22, 2022
A Charitable Trust With Many Benefits for Retirees
Charity

A Charitable Trust With Many Benefits for Retirees

You can use a charitable remainder trust to help support causes you love and leave money to heirs in a way that mimics the old "stretch" IRA.
January 20, 2022
4 Things to Consider When Planning for Year-End Charitable Giving
Charity

4 Things to Consider When Planning for Year-End Charitable Giving

Many people give at this time of year, but don’t be in such a rush to meet the end-of-the-year deadline that you lose sight of what your actual goal i…
December 28, 2021

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How to Donate Money and Reduce Your Taxes This Holiday Season
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How to Donate Money and Reduce Your Taxes This Holiday Season

Three tax-smart ways to give back include QCDs, direct gifts and gifting of appreciated shares.
December 24, 2021
5 Tips to Make Your Year-End Giving Go Further
Charity

5 Tips to Make Your Year-End Giving Go Further

Here are a few ideas on how to help maximize the feel-good effects that your charitable contributions can deliver this year.
December 10, 2021
Practical Ways to Turn Your Philanthropic Dream into a Reality
Charity

Practical Ways to Turn Your Philanthropic Dream into a Reality

Maybe you have an undefined notion of how you’d like to make a change in the world. Here’s how to define your mission and then take the next steps to …
December 6, 2021
QCDs: A Great Way to Give Yourself (and the Charities You Love) a Gift This Year
Charity

QCDs: A Great Way to Give Yourself (and the Charities You Love) a Gift This Year

Why you should consider using your annual IRA distribution to make a qualified charitable distribution.
December 5, 2021
Every Dollar Counts: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit
Charity

Every Dollar Counts: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit

The 10 questions you should ask before making a donation this year.
December 3, 2021
What You Should Know About Giving Tuesday
Charity

What You Should Know About Giving Tuesday

After draining their wallets to buy holiday gifts, Americans will dig deeper into their pockets for charities on Giving Tuesday.
November 29, 2021
Donate Crypto for a Tax Break
Financial Planning

Donate Crypto for a Tax Break

If you're wondering how to avoid taxes from selling crypto that's appreciated significantly, one answer might be in a donor-advised fund.
November 22, 2021
Tax-Efficient Tips for 2021’s Charitable Giving Season
Charity

Tax-Efficient Tips for 2021’s Charitable Giving Season

With only a few weeks left in the year, giving season is upon us. To make the most of your gift, consider one of these tax-smart strategies.
November 14, 2021
Boost Your Retirement Savings for 2021, 2022
Financial Planning

Boost Your Retirement Savings for 2021, 2022

The time is now to maximize contributions. Also, if you’ve got required minimum or charitable distributions to make, that deadline is coming up.
October 29, 2021
Make the Most of Your Charitable Donations
Financial Planning

Make the Most of Your Charitable Donations

Take a closer look at whether you’re getting the most bang for your donated bucks.
October 28, 2021
Retirees, Get an Upfront Tax Break for Delayed Charitable Giving
Charity

Retirees, Get an Upfront Tax Break for Delayed Charitable Giving

A donor-advised fund allows you to deduct your contributions on your tax return today while postponing the actual charitable donations until later.
October 28, 2021
Ever Dream of Having a Building Named After Yourself?
Charity

Ever Dream of Having a Building Named After Yourself?

Gifting through a private foundation can offer naming rights advantages, generally without the worry of breaking the strict self-dealing rules set by …
October 5, 2021
5 Charitable Surprises about High-Net-Worth Families
Charity

5 Charitable Surprises about High-Net-Worth Families

They might be out of the spotlight, but smaller family foundations are stepping up their giving in this time of need.
September 17, 2021