Charitable Giving

‘Tis The Season to Stop Giving Cash

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Although we are big proponents of giving back to the community year-round, the Holiday season tends to make people even more generous than usual. Perhaps because we are headed into a New Year and are feeling grateful, or perhaps because we are...
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529 Plans: More Than the Gift of Education, an Estate and Tax Planning Oasis

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer Giving the gift of education is a wonderful endeavor, and a frequent financial planning goal of our clients. For those not familiar, a 529 plan is a state administered, tax-advantaged educational savings account in which you would ideally contribute after-tax money to...
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Year-End Financial Checklist

As we approach the end of 2020, now is a great time to revisit your financial planning goals and needs. We have created a checklist that can help you focus on your investment portfolio, assess year-end tax planning opportunities, review your long-term goals, and manage your wealth transfer and legacy plans. Download our Year-End Financial...
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How to Make a Tax Free Charitable Contribution From Your IRA

By Rosanne Rogé, CSA, RFG, CFP® Managing Director For those age 70 ½ who are required to make annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has given individuals, who can afford to be philanthropic, a gift in the form of a tax break. The Tax...
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5 Unique Ways to Give Back

By Kelley Caponigro Assistant to the Chairman & CEO There are obvious positive reasons for giving back to your community – such as helping others in need, setting a good example for your children, and supporting amazing organizations. In fact, recent studies have shown that giving can also help boost physical and mental health.1 Although...
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How to Get Started in Philanthropic Activities

When you want to give your time or your money to a cause and don’t know where to start, ask yourself two questions: Why do you want to give, and how much do you want to be engaged in the process? Philanthropy is the practice of promoting the welfare of others by donating a generous...
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