Are You Ready to Play the Charitable Giving Game?

Are you looking for a way to lower your 2014 tax bill? Qualified charitable contributions may help lower taxable income -- and, as an added bonus, allow you to support worthwhile causes. Approximately 40 percent of charitable giving occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, according to the not-for-profit watchdog Charity Navigator. So now is a good time to review giving trends and the IRS Continue Reading

Food for Thought When Making Year-End Charitable Contributions

  Before slicing into their Thanksgiving turkeys, most Americans pause to give thanks for their good fortune. And, in the spirit of the holidays, many give to those in need. The average charity receives about 40 percent of its annual contributions between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, according to Charity Navigator, a not-for-profit watchdog organization. IRS Cautions Continue Reading