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Archive for the Giving Category

13 Year End Tax Tips to Save You Money

Categories: Giving, Invest, Taxes

13 Key things to consider before the end-of-year to save taxes Overview.  This article will help you Take the Mystery out of Personal Tax Planning by providing some year-end tax savings tips.  (This article does not include special issues that relate to business or self employment). This is to serve as a general guide to help you… Read More »

Great Last Minute Gift Idea

Categories: Giving, Spend

I hate shopping, but I love to be creative. So when I got this idea for a gift, my heart leapt for joy!  Fun to do this, and glad that store was conquered. This year, on one side of our family, we are doing a minimal gift exchange for $25. It is so hard to… Read More »

Budgeting For Extra Charitable Donations

Here is a cool idea, consider adding a new category to your monthly budget for ‘special giving.’ While doing some budget planning with the program we use; YNAB, or You Need a Budget, I noticed for some months throughout the year, we gave to various causes. This was in addition to our regular giving. This got me… Read More »

Giving Up- The Road Less Traveled

Have you ever had something that you really wanted and were getting ready to purchase, and instead of doing so you gave the money to some needy person? Have you ever considered taking a prized possession and selling it, and give the money to an institution that you believe in? A friend of mine down… Read More »

$7.5m Donation to You and Me

Categories: Giving, News

Billionaire David Rubenstein today made a $7.5 million donation to repair the Washington Monument, damaged from last summer’s earthquake, the government will pay the other $7.5m.

Tax Strategy Patents

Categories: Giving, News, Taxes

Some providers of financial products and services, think that they have found or created a unique tax strategy and will submit that strategy for patent protection. Some believe that owning such a strategy provides them with market protection and potential income when others what to license their strategy. President Obama recently signed the America Invents Act (Public… Read More »