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Marotta On Money - November 12 Newsletter



Should We Write a Blank Check to Emergency Relief? (11-11-2012)

Iowa’s Rep. Steve King got into trouble before the election when he suggested the government is too quick to spend money after a disaster. In his debate against Democrat Christie Vilsack, he said, "I want to get them the resources that are necessary to lift them out of this water and the sand and the ashes and the death that's over there in the East Coast and especially in the Northeast.
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Donor Advised Funds (02-12-2007)

Donor Advised Funds offer the charitably inclined new flexibility for managing gifts to charity. By funding an account, donors receive an immediate tax deduction for their contribution and gain the flexibility to direct payouts to charity on their own timetable. However, donor advised accounts are not for everyone. Before funding an account of your own, consider the cost. Using a donor advised fund to manage your charitable donations may actually diminish the tax benefits of giving. The growing popularity of donor advised accounts is due, in part, to the hassle-free gifting solutions they offer givers.
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