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3 reasons to consider a charitable gift annuity as part of your retirement strategy
September 30, 2015
You've worked hard...for decades and it's about time for you to enter the next phase in your life, one in which you'll have time to catch-up on all those books you've been meaning to read, travel to those capitals (foreign and domestic) that you've always wanted to see, and perhaps volunteer for that charity you've always admired. It's called "retirement" and you've earned it.
But retirement is something you have to plan for, particularly the financial part. How can you be assured that you will continue receiving the income you need and be free from the worry that you "won't have enough”?
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3 things every woman needs to know about preparing for retirement
September 22, 2015
Did you know that women consistently save less for retirement than men do? This statement is true despite the fact that women are living about five years longer than men are and their money has to be stretched even further! A recent article from Forbes Retirement discusses the three essential retirement planning tips for women. Continue Reading ➜
Article: Three reasons why women should lead household retirement planning
July 1, 2015
BloombergBusiness recently published the article, “Three reasons why women should lead household retirement planning,” by Carla Fried that suggests women may be more adept at managing their retirement assets than their spouses. Continue Reading ➜
My Giving Story: Blaine Paxton Hall
April 8, 2015
Finding inspiration at Duke is not hard for Blaine Paxton Hall. He sees it in the books that fill the shelves at the Duke University Medical Center Library and Perkins Library, in Duke Life Flight—the world’s first air ambulance started by two Duke alumni—as it hovers above campus, and even in a scrap of paper tucked in his lab coat pocket on which he scribbles a math problem to challenge himself throughout the day.
“I have been nurtured at Duke,” says Hall M.H.S.-CL’07, a physician assistant hospitalist for the Department of Hospital Medicine at Duke Regional Hospital and adjunct associate professor for the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Health System (DUHS). “It is for me a supremely satisfying sense of deep connection with something much greater and more lasting than myself.”
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What the Future Holds for Charitable Gift Planning
February 3, 2015
As we gaze into our ever prescient crystal ball—what future do we foresee for charitable gift planning? Answer: a VERY bright one! (Well, what did you expect me to say?)
Let’s ignore the conjecture so often offered in light of congressional and presidential proposals, oil price fluctuations, and world events and consider where we are, today, rather than the myriad of possibilities out there…in The Twilight Zone.
We anticipate three notable trends to impact charitable giving in 2015. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading ➜
4 reasons to make a charitable gift through your retirement account
January 23, 2015
Think for a moment about everything you own...your car, your home, maybe another property that you purchased as a get-away or an investment, and your various investment accounts and bank accounts. Which is worth the most?
For many of us, it's our retirement accounts. If you've been contributing to these accounts year after year, then—despite some downturns—your investments held by these accounts may have grown substantially.
How does this relate to making an impact at Duke?
Naming Duke as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement account may allow you to make a much larger gift to the university than you thought possible. Continue Reading ➜
Charitable IRA rollover is back for a limited time
December 22, 2014
On December 19, President Obama signed into law an extension of the charitable IRA rollover as part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. However, the benefit is only good through December 31, 2014. Here's what you need to know.
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Expert Advice: Prepare to Retire with a Gift Annuity
September 15, 2014
Stock markets are at record highs
July 21, 2014
Bubbles are a great thing when my kids are taking a bath… but NOT when we are talking about investments and where we think things stand in the current economic cycle. As the old saying goes, “you can’t time the market,” but it certainly doesn’t hurt to take some cards off the table while the bulls are still running on Wall Street. Continue Reading ➜
5 Questions you should ask your CPA or financial advisor before making a charitable gift
June 4, 2014
There are numerous ways to make charitable gifts and fulfill your personal and philanthropic goals. While we all tend to make smaller charitable gifts by check or credit card, it is wise to understand your choices (and related benefits) when considering a larger gift.
Here are five simple questions you may want to ask your CPA or financial advisor as you consider your charitable giving this year.
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