Generosity

Being a giver is not an event—it’s a mindset.  Giving requires release of control, letting go. And frequently, people just can’t.  And I don’t just mean giving to family and friends.  I mean giving to strangers.  People in need. With all the political and economic factors at work in our environment today, there are many, many people for whom the simplest...

December is a time for giving.  From a tax lawyer’s perspective, there are year end planning considerations, rules that set per person limits on how much can be given, and rules that cap how much of our charitable giving can actually be deducted on our income tax returns.  The focus is typically on the giver.  In a wonderful new book,...