Timeline For Keeping Important Documents

Timeline For Keeping Important Documents

Knowing which financial and personal paperwork to keep or toss is very important. Here’s a suggested timeline for keeping/shredding documents. Documents which should be kept indefinitely - in a secure location: Birth/death certificates and Social Security cards Marriage Licenses and Divorce Decrees Pension plan documents Copies of wills, trusts, health care proxies/living wills and powers [...]

Lowering Your Income Tax Bill

With the new year we all start thinking about income taxes and that dreaded April 15th deadline. For many, this is the time to make annual contributions to t IRAs for a tax deduction. Here are the limits and rules that apply. The maximum annual contribution for an individual IRA is: $5,500 per person - [...]
17 Year End Income Tax Strategies

17 Year End Income Tax Strategies

All of the following strategies are not applicable to everyone, and none should be used without first seeking the advice of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as tax laws are constantly changing and vary depending on each individual situation. Some strategies are applicable only for business owners. These are noted with a double asterisk **. […]

Creatived Giving – PART 6 – The Donor Advised Fund Continued

Creatived Giving – PART 6 – The Donor Advised Fund Continued

THE DONOR ADVISED FUND Last week I introduced a tool for leaving a financial legacy called a donor advised fund. I also shared three scenarios where a solution for leaving a financial legacy was needed. In all three of these scenarios, a donor advised fund may be used to more efficiently accomplish short and long […]

Creative Giving – Part 5 – The Donor Advised Fund

Creative Giving – Part 5 – The Donor Advised Fund

Do you want to leave a financial inheritance or a financial legacy? For what do you want to be remembered? For the temporal material possessions a financial inheritance could buy for your children? OR, the eternal value a financial legacy could provide for God’s Kingdom as well as to your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren?

Creative Giving – Part 4 – The How

Creative Giving – Part 4 – The How

In parts one and two of this series, we discussed in detail why we should give. I encourage you to go back and read the previous posts in the series. Last week we started on how to give financially, thinking beyond just giving from what’s in your checking or savings account. I’ve included the chart […]

Creative Giving – PART 3 – The How

Creative Giving – PART 3 – The How

The last few weeks we have discussed “why” we give, which I hope has challenged you both spiritually and emotionally. In Acts 20:35 Jesus is quoted as saying “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. God did not put us here just to take and consume. Giving leads to a victorious, abundant life […]