Money-Smart Strategies for Charitable Giving

Schwab Charitable president Kim Laughton joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss why you should use a donor-advised fund for year-end charitable giving. Also, the duo offers tips on how to avoid ID theft and holiday scams.

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Ryan Ermey: If you're giving to charity before the end of the year, you should consider a donor-advised fund. What's that? We're glad you asked because we brought on Schwab Charitable president Kim Laughton to tell you what they are and why you need one in our main segment. On today's show, Sandy and I tell you how to protect your identity over the holiday shopping season in a new Deal or No Deal segment featuring discussion of Costco samples and that awful Peloton hat. That's all ahead on this episode of Your Money's Worth. Stick around.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.