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  • Girls earn Silver Award for helping sick children

    Girls earn Silver Award for helping sick children
    Two local girls recently helped children fighting life-threatening illnesses as a way to earn their Silver Awards, the highest honor for a Cadette Girl Scout.
  • Ask Kim: How can my family set up a donor-advised fund?

    My family is thinking about setting up a donor-advised fund so all three generations can work together to decide which charities to support. How much money do we need to open up this kind of fund, and do we get a tax break for our contributions? Many...

    Year-end tips may yield tax savings

    Ah, the holidays. The season of spirited tax avoidance and homey deductions, when thoughts naturally drift to capital-loss harvesting and full or partial Roth conversions. Well, perhaps not everyone thinks this way. The end of the year may be a busy...

    Judge a charity by impact, not overhead

    To the editor: Dean Karlan is right: When it comes to charities, at the end of the day, it is the results that matter. ("Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars," Op-Ed, Dec. 17) But Karlan's use of a financial overhead calculation...

    Ringing a bell at Christmas to help others remember those in need

    Ringing a bell at Christmas to help others remember those in need
    There's an icy chill in the air, and a slow drizzle is beginning to fall from slate-gray skies, but at one entrance to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Lansdowne, Delatha Fields is generating a palpable warmth. Maybe it's the way the great-grandmother makes...