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An Easy and Smart Way to Make a Substantial Gift to Charity

We all want security for the future, which is why we save for retirement in assets such as IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and pensions. If you are like many people, you have held these assets for a long time and have seen them grow. Because of the way these funds are distributed, most people don’t take

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Make a Gift to Charity and Receive a Life Income

Many people have acquired appreciated property over time. A great way to use this property is for a charitable gift. When you donate appreciated property to your favor charity, you receive a charitable tax deduction and also benefit from bypassing capital gains tax on that gift property. But, in addition to supporting your favorite charity,

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Benefits of a Charitable Gift of Real Estate

   Many friends of charities have benefited from a gift of land or a gift of land with a building or other structure. There are two main benefits for this gift. First, there is a charitable deduction, normally for the fair market value at the time of the gift. Second, if the real estate has

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Consider Using Appreciated Stock to Make a Charitable Gift

  What will the market do this year? Perhaps the best answer is, "It will go up and down." Stock returns vary to a significant degree each year. However, long-term stock returns have been reasonably substantial. Between 1990 and 2010, the average stock return was about 6%. While there was a very substantial increase during

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