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Thursday June 30, 2016

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Deciding What to Do in Retirement
Savvy Living
I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I'm less certain about how to spend my time after...
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IRS Consumer Alert After Orlando Tragedy
Washington News
After the major tragedy in Orlando, the IRS published IR-2016-89 to remind taxpayers to follow good giving practices. When there is a serious national event, good-hearted Americans respond with generous gifts to help those in need. This also happened after the Orlando attack. In helping those in need, everyone should follow prudent giving practices. There are several simple steps in the IRS letter that help donors make proper and effective gifts. 1. Recognized Charities – Make your gifts to those organizations with long-standing good reputations. Use www.IRS.gov and Pub. 526, Charitable Contributions, to learn how you can make effective gifts and qualify for charitable deductions. 2. Similar Names – Be careful to make sure you are giving to the right organization. Some tricksters use common names for phantom charities. Many of these names will be quite similar to those of respected charities. You may find out more about nonprofits on www.IRS.gov with the “Exempt Organizations Select Check.” 3. Personal...
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Do You Have a Difficult Family?
Personal Planner
A businessman with a $2.5 billion estate passed away in 1976. He was single and many individuals, mostly unrelated to...
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