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Is Equal What's Right?

Is Equal What's Right?

Article Type: General ArticlesTips & Insights

Dividing Your Estate Among Children

Many parents assume they should create a will or trust that gives every child the same amount, in the same way.

However…

An estate plan based on equality often leads to results that are not helpful, and in some cases, does more harm than good.

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Generosity's Secret Ingredient

Generosity's Secret Ingredient

When it comes to generosity, good intentions outnumber acts of giving by a ratio of three to one! As with anything else, it’s easy to “talk the talk” instead of “walk the walk.”

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Mission-Focused Giving

Mission-Focused Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

Generosity for the Sake of the Gospel

July 17, 1975 is permanently stamped into Steve Chittenden’s memory as the most important day in his personal history.

“I wasn’t raised in a Christian home, but then I met the Lord in high school,” recalls Steve. “When I first saw Christian compassion and kindness, it rocked my world!”

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Gifts That Pay Income

Gifts That Pay Income

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: What kinds of gifts can I give in exchange for life income payments?

A: Surprisingly, there are a variety of gifts you can give in exchange for payments for life – everything from cash, publicly traded appreciated stock, real estate that has grown in value, farm machinery that is paid for and depreciated, and commodities such as grains, fruits or even livestock.

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The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

Article Type: NewsTips & Insights

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The massive $2.2 trillion stimulus package is intended to provide swift relief to individuals and organizations alike, in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to direct payment and other provisions that may benefit your family, here are several CARES Act items and other considerations related to your giving.

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Giddy Giving

Giddy Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Committed to managing all their God-given resources well, Jerry and Karen Laverman find creative ways to give that increase both their joy and Kingdom impact.

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