As the holiday season gets underway, one of the hardest things to do is figure out how to teach your child the value of giving. For many children, this time of year is all about what they are getting. But by placing more of a focus on giving this holiday season, you’ll be helping your [...]
‘Tis the season for giving, and many charities will be receiving lots of support and donations from people who are feeling generous during the holidays. However, the number of charities out there can lead to information overload for many consumers. As much as we’d like to, it’s impossible for us to donate to everyone who [...]
Looking over my projected tax return, it seems my husband and I cannot itemize our deductions. The interest rate on our mortgage is so low that we no longer have enough interest to take Schedule A over the standard deduction for married couples. I’m now looking for other options for my charitable tax deduction. Do [...]
Aah….This time of year is filled with generosity. Even curmudgeons are infected with the holiday spirit. Remember, however, that not everyone is enjoying this season’s largess. This year and last, many people’s lives have fallen apart. People who used to be your neighbors or coworkers—or even you—are now out of work, clutching at unemployment checks, [...]
In the wake of the terrorist attacks, Americans opened up their wallets like never before. More than half a billion dollars has been given to hundreds of different relief efforts. Before you write a check, you'll want to check out the charity to make sure that what you give goes to the people you're trying to help. Money and real estate expert Ilyce Glink is here with the details.