Debt-Free For The Holidays: Choosing Charities

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

How to Avoid Required Minimum Distributions with a Charitable IRA Rollover

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Esteemed personal finance pro Ray LeVitre, CFP is author of “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” and Founder/Managing Partner at Net Worth Advisory Group. This 19+ year industry veteran helps individuals make key financial decisions during that critical yet oft underestimated period transitioning from the workforce into retirement—many of which are irrevocable and profoundly affect one’s financial security and lifestyle for decades beyond. He may be reached online at www.NetWorthAdvice.com.

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blue homemade charity contribution box with "DONATE" printed on side
12/24/2017
Debt-Free for the Holiday While you are reining in your end-of-year spending, one place you ideally won’t have to cut back is in your charitable giving and donations. The vast majority of non-... read more
Purple piggy bank looking at calculator that says RETIREMENT
12/12/2017
Rollover Beethoven Individuals who amass sizable Individual Retirement Account (IRA) balances face the possibility of incurring significant tax penalties should you fail to begin withdrawing a... read more
blue homemade charity contribution box with "DONATE" printed on side
12/24/2017
Debt-Free for the Holiday While you are reining in your end-of-year spending, one place you ideally won’t have to cut back is in your charitable giving and donations. The vast majority of non-... read more
Purple piggy bank looking at calculator that says RETIREMENT
12/12/2017
Rollover Beethoven Individuals who amass sizable Individual Retirement Account (IRA) balances face the possibility of incurring significant tax penalties should you fail to begin withdrawing a... read more