Month: November 2010

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a combination of two things: (1) income for the life of the donor and (2) a charitable gift. A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract made with a charity which provides that in return for a transfer of cash, marketable securities, or other assets, the charity agrees to pay a… Read More

What We Inherit From Our Parents – Franzen’s Freedom

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Have you read Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, Freedom? It has the dubious distinction of being one of Oprah’s Book Club selections and receiving a devastating review in The New Republic. There being no such thing as bad… Read More