Charitable Giving: What You Can and Can’t Deduct

March 1, 2011

Helping others financially is a wonderful thing in and of itself, and the tax deduction is a nice benefit too. But don’t assume that just because you’ve donated to a worthy cause, everything you donate is tax deductible. It isn’t.

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Talking to Your Kids… About Credit Cards

February 25, 2011

Nothing sounds better to kids (of all ages!) than a plastic card you can wave in department stores that lets you magically walk away with your choice of merchandise. Sure, you’ll have to pay for it later. But, at least for now, you have what you want without having to pay… Right? Spend a little […]

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Leasing Vs. Buying a Car

February 15, 2011

Here’s a little known fact: auto dealers average twice as much profit on a lease than on a sale. With about 1 out of every 4 cars being leased, it appears to be a good deal for drivers, too.

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A New Concept in Gift Giving

December 16, 2010

Why not make this holiday season different? Instead of shopping, standing on long lines, and taking the chance of getting something your family and friends actually didn’t want (and will be standing in long lines to return after the holidays), do something meaningful for them, for you, and for the causes that are important to […]

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Planning ahead for a happy holiday

November 1, 2010

The holidays are coming and bringing the “shopping season” with them. While you may think you’re doing something good for the economy by going out and spending to your heart’s content, getting gifts for everyone on your list without setting a budget and swiping your credit card for home decor and other holiday favorites, ask […]

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