Three Flaws of Charitable Gift Annuities
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Charitable gift annuities get an “A” for marketing and an “F” for performance.

Mailbag: How Can I Get Started Gifting Appreciated Investments?
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Do I start planting investments and then refrain from giving for ten years?

GiveBuddy.com – Dine and Raise Money for the Organization You Care About
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Last month I was eating lunch at a local restaurant when I noticed an offer by GiveBuddy.com that the restaurant would send a check for 10% of my receipt to any organization I chose.

The IRA Charitable Donation in 2012
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The tax code provision that allowed IRA owners to contribute up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to the qualified charity of their choice–without recognizing the donation as income–expired at the end of 2011, but what if it is reinstated?

Schwab: Using a Donor Advised Fund for Your Charitable Giving
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A Donor Advised Fund is a way to give small amounts to many charities. But take a look at the pros and cons of this strategy before diving in.

IRA Required Minimum Distributions, Charitable Giving and Roth Conversions
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There are three IRA tax requirements and saving techniques which collided recently for a client. I found a solution.

Green Gift$ for the Holiday Season ($ ?s)
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Q: I received a letter from a nonprofit organization to which I regularly donate suggesting I may be eligible for state tax credits. Can you please explain what this means?

$ ?s: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
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Q: We plan to use appreciated stock for charitable giving and are looking into using a Schwab Charitable Fund. Do you have any feedback on this strategy?

Video: Gifting Appreciated Securities Can Save You Money
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Americans are a generous people, and the end of the year is the time of year when most people do their charitable giving.

Charitable Giving: How to Choose Appreciated Stock
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Christmas is coming. This is the time of year to consider charitable giving. Let us assume you have decided you want to give appreciated stock instead of writing a check. Now what?

Green Gift$ For The Holiday Season
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Capitalizing on tax savings can allow you to be even more generous in years to come.

When Donating a Dollar Only Costs Five Cents
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More than 200 charities have been designated Neighborhood Assistance Programs (NAPs).

Give Generously During Hard Times
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For charity to be a virtue, it must be freely given from your own resources.

Be Choosey When Giving to Charity
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When you give to charity, you make an investment. By doing a little homework, you can be sure your gift makes the best possible return on investment. While giving is its own reward, giving wisely seems to double that reward.

Donor Advised Funds
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Donor Advised Funds offer the charitably inclined new flexibility for managing gifts to charity. By funding an account, donors receive an immediate tax deduction for their contribution and gain the flexibility to direct payouts to charity on their own timetable.

Gifting Your Gains Can Save You Money
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No matter what worthy organizations you support, you can give up to 15% more if you give them appreciated stock instead of cash.

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