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Giving After Disaster Strikes

Natural disasters can make humans feel powerless. The impulse to help in their wake is both natural and admirable. But while there is no such thing as “bad generosity,” some gifts are more valuable than others.
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Lessons From The Nashville Flood Of 2010

Singer David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country song had to contain “Mama, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or gettin’ drunk.” Songwriter Steve Goodman obligingly added a verse containing all five to “You Never Even Called Me By My Name.” The song’s popularity demonstrates that country fans have a sense of humor about the disasters that fill the lyrics of some of the genre’s most famous songs.

But the misery of the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010 was all too real.
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Charitable Giving With Retirement Benefits

Retirement funds and charitable planning may not be two areas most people would naturally think to combine. But in many cases, donating retirement benefits to charity can be an ideal solution, both for the donor and the recipient.
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Private Foundations Can Work For Some

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest and arguably the best-known private foundation in the United States. While not everyone who creates a successful foundation will be like the Gateses, the couple can be a useful model when deciding whether a private foundation meets your charitable goals.
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