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  • 6 strategies to cut your income tax after a windfall

    The money you receive from sudden wealth -- whether through a lawsuit settlement, business sale, entertainment or sports contract, or stock options -- can suddenly be gone if you don't manage federal and state income taxes. For example, let's consider a...
  • For some firms, nonprofits mean big profits

    For some firms, nonprofits mean big profits
    Most days, they are easy to spot. Wearing brightly colored vests, the canvassers stand on Chicago sidewalks, quick to pose a question to passers-by: Do you have a minute for children in the developing world? What might not be as easy to see is that...
  • How to avoid charity scams

    The charity fraud charges filed this week against TV personality Don Tollefson are a reminder to be cautious when donating to a cause, no matter how wonderful it may sound and no matter how trustworthy the pitchman may seem. Don't become starstruck...
  • Interview: After 'Lone Survivor,' Taylor Kitsch continues to serve

    Interview: After 'Lone Survivor,' Taylor Kitsch continues to serve
    Taylor Kitsch was approached recently by an energetic military veteran in a hole-in-the-wall bar in Austin, Texas. The veteran wanted to let Kitsch know how much his film “Lone Survivor” — based on the nonfiction book about U.S. Navy...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Setting a strong foundation in reading

    Setting a strong foundation in reading
    Long after classes had ended at Gale Math and Science Academy in Rogers Park, Kathy Barnett leaned in over a book in the school cafeteria with a rambunctious, second-grader by her side. On the surface, the pair couldn't be any more different. But each...
  • When it's not your fault you didn't get the job

    DEAR JOYCE: I spent a week excitedly preparing for an important job interview with a company's division manager in a city three states away. Surprise! Upon arrival I was told that the manager was "called away on urgent business." I haven't been...
  • Andrea Thome on why she volunteers

    Andrea Thome on why she volunteers
    We live in a world of misanthropes. Want proof? Look at the comments following almost any story on this newspaper's website. But Andrea Thome has an answer. As a member of the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid, and with her connections to a...
  • Nancy Reinsdorf, head of Bulls Charities

    Nancy Reinsdorf, head of Bulls Charities
    Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets." That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
  • Giving back this holiday season

    Giving back this holiday season
    While this is the season for buying, it's also the season for giving. And did you know the more you give, the better you feel? "Donating or giving back is a great way to keep your spirits up," said Lisa Dietlin, a philanthropic adviser and charity...
  • Armando Ramirez solicits cash, donations for courthouse holiday party

    Armando Ramirez solicits cash, donations for courthouse holiday party
    Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez has been soliciting cash and other donations for an employee holiday party – but refuses to tell the public who's donating and how much. Ramirez's solicitation letter, printed on executive stationary...