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This Year's SECURE Act

This Year's SECURE Act

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: How does this year’s SECURE Act affect my IRA giving?

A. What’s Changed:

1. Now you can continue to invest in your IRA after age 70 ½,

but if you do, those investments will reduce your annual

qualified charitable distribution limit. Talk to a trusted

advisor for further details.

2. You don’t have to take your required minimum distribution

until age 72.

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Fourth Quarter All-Stars

Fourth Quarter All-Stars

Article Type: A Message From the Director

There are athletes who love the fourth quarter. They play at a different level than at any other time – especially in games where the team is behind. In the final moments, they deliver, and it makes all the difference.

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When Greed Disguises As Ministry

When Greed Disguises As Ministry

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

I once suggested to a funeral director that his standard pay rate for conducting a funeral service be raised. His curt reply: ‘I thought you did this for ministry.’

Ouch

So when does greed leach into ministry? Where’s the line and how do we know it’s been crossed?

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Take My Sermon Challenge

Take My Sermon Challenge

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Let’s have some fun with a sermon challenge! Here goes…

Could you or would you ever compose and preach this sermon: “Jesus Is the Key to Your Financial Success”?

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Year-End Giving Deadlines

Year-End Giving Deadlines

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: What’s my deadline for year-end giving to my church and other ministries?

A: If you want to claim credit on this year’s taxes, the specifics vary according to what you plan to give:

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Giving From Your Business

Giving From Your Business

Article Type: Tips & Insights

Gifts That Reduce Taxes

Giving business interests, land, equipment or other commercial property is a wonderful way to reduce your taxes and support your favorite Kingdom-building ministries.

By giving business gifts to your church or other ministries, you’ll experience four smart and powerful benefits.

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The Business of Family

The Business of Family

Article Type: Life Stories

A Family Commitment to Generosity

For John M. Vander Haag, family is business, and business is family.

“I remember riding with mom to work when my siblings and I spent summers there,” says John. “Not all days were roses – but I think the business connected our family in a very unique way.”

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What Worship Looks Like

What Worship Looks Like

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

Worship is about what’s in your heart; but don’t forget about what’s in your hands.

The hands of the Israelites revealed the source of their worship in the wilderness. They only needed a couple of quarts of manna per day, per family, but these hands gathered double — and even triple — that amount.

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