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Why You Should Use a Donor Advised Fund

Why You Should Use a Donor Advised Fund

Many Americans generously give to charity. Giving appreciated stock through a donor advised fund has several benefits over other methods of giving.

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Courtesy of Americans for Limited Government

Let’s get government out of the charity business

Those who crafted the American constitution did not intend limitations on the federal government’s role out of mean spiritedness. They did so out of a sense of what would best serve the public. It stands to reason that bureaucrats spending other people’s money – funds taken by force – is not going to produce good results.

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Appreciating Donor Advised Funds

Appreciating Donor Advised Funds

Americans give over $300 billion to charity annually. One of the best tools developed over the past few decades to help facilitate this generosity is the rise of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). The first DAFs were set up in the 1930s, but they did not become popular until financial services companies made them available to a mass market in the 1990s.

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Blessed Poverty, Give Me More!

Blessed Poverty, Give Me More!

How often can you see across America on a street corner, under a bridge, on a highway overpass, or in front of a store, a poor person with a sign asking for charity from people who can lend a helping hand in a time of need? I have also noticed that these poor people, almost without fail, have a cigarette hanging out of their mouths, a bottle of booze in a little brown paper bag, or lottery tickets in their hands.

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"Let's Grow Healthy" banner displayed at the beginning of the food service line at Nottingham Elementary School in Arlington, VA, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

Michelle Obama Exposes Welfare Fraud

The British Daily Mail reports more than a million students have stopped buying school lunches because of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “food police” approach to pushing her version of “nutritious” food on them.

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The Destitute Woman

The Destitute Woman

Imagine you and I are strolling down the street one fine day on our way to have a nice lunch and we come across a woman who is truly destitute. Imagine also that you just cashed a check and you know, and I know, that you have $200.00 in your pocket. Now imagine that I decide that you should give the $200.00 dollars to the woman.

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Local Schools and the Incentive for Federal Largess

Local Schools and the Incentive for Federal Largess

According to a Rapid City Journal article, an elementary school just outside Rapid City in Blackhawk will lose $200,000 in federal funding next year. The money is for math and literacy programs, but it is tied to student participation in the free and reduced lunch program. Witness the incentive to grow federal largess.

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Spiritual Rebellion and Economic Suicide

Spiritual Rebellion and Economic Suicide

If we are seeking government to do our bidding, government is our god. If we want to show mercy, we personally should do so and not pressure the government to do it for us. If we want a borderless nation, we should petition the government for it to be so. But I’d be careful to believe we are doing so in God’s name.

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Obama is Okay With Income Inequality

Obama is Okay With Income Inequality

If President Obama really thinks there is income inequality and that it’s a bad thing, he should start with his own family, and leading by example. But he’s not going to do that. He’s a typical liberal. He and his liberal friends are “charity cheapskates” when it comes to giving their own money. What he means by fixing income inequality is that YOU have to give up YOUR money against your will to “help” people who may or may not actually need help.

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More Charity Fraud: Selling EBT Cards

More Charity Fraud: Selling EBT Cards

Under our modern socialist system, the American people aren’t asked to fork over hundreds of billions of dollars to help those in need–their government simply forces them to without their consent. That alone should set the blood boiling of any freedom-loving American. But when their forced-charity is in turn misused and abused by those who receive it, it should spur the American people to demand some serious and fundamental change in the way we do things.

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