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  • 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...
  • When giving donations to nonprofits, look at results, not overhead

    When giving donations to nonprofits, look at results, not overhead
    Many people will be making their charitable giving decisions in these next days before the Dec 31st deadline for year-end giving. Many people may judge nonprofits by their overhead ratio. But overhead ratios are usually the wrong measurement to use....
  • Christmas with Ayn Rand

    Christmas with Ayn Rand
    The "season of giving" comes with its own set of commandments. Give back, we're told. Remember the needy. Don't give because it makes you feel good; give because it's the right thing to do. But these platitudes don't represent my perspective on the...
  • Ask Amy: This season, give more than your receive

     Ask Amy: This season, give more than your receive
    Dear Readers: Many of us have pulled our candy cane sweaters out of mothballs and are now deep into the most satisfying aspect of the holiday season: attending and hosting holiday events, gorging on gingerbread men and eggnog, and letting the glitter of...
  • Consumer Reports: Donations That Require A Purchase

    "A portion of proceeds" of adorable wild pony Christmas ornaments by Roost go to Return to Freedom, a wild horse sanctuary. "One hundred percent of profits" of a special Smock card supports the Pesticide Action Network. According to Consumer Reports, the...
  • Operation Santa delivers cheer to fallen or injured officers' families

     Operation Santa delivers cheer to fallen or injured officers' families
    Katarina Perez was 9 years old when her father, a Chicago police officer, was killed in the line of duty. Now a 21-year-old college student, Perez spent the weekend with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation as it caravaned around Chicago to deliver...
  • Small window of opportunity for IRA charitable rollover

    Giving more while spending less sounds oxymoronic, but some seniors can do just that this year. Congress has passed a last-minute tax break on charitable donations from IRAs for those over 70-1/2. The move restores the ability to donate up to $100,000...
  • Legacy program aided by national foundation

    Endowments are a critical lifeline to the well-being and sustainability of a Jewish community. Three years ago, the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County launched "Create a Jewish Legacy," an...
  • 'Henry & Me' Director on Yankee Cameos, Cutting Alex Rodriguez

    Among the 20 animated films that have qualified to be considered for an Academy Award nomination is the little film "Henry & Me." It's a heartwarming story about a young Yankee fan battling a serious illness with the help of a magical friend and it's...
  • At Hartford's Law and Government Academy, Students Gain Philanthropic Touch

    At Hartford's Law and Government Academy, Students Gain Philanthropic Touch
    HARTFORD — The enterprising senior class council of Hartford Public High's Law and Government Academy struck again last week, this time by organizing a family-style dinner that brought together students, parents and businesses in the spirit of...
  • Teaching Your Kids To Give

    Teaching Your Kids To Give
    While raising kids has never been easy, it can be one of the most rewarding things that some people do–especially when children grow up to be productive, contributing members to society, and that includes knowing how to give back and enrich the...