Two years ago, I wrote about creating my own charitable giving strategy, which I then documented in spreadsheet-y glory. I’m back to tell you how I’ve changed and improved it since then.Continue reading
How Much Money Should You Give to Charity?
As we near the end of charities’ fiscal years, you might notice nonprofits reaching out to supporters—like you—to assist with their year-end fundraising goals. So you may be wondering: as a person who cares about the world around me, how the heck can I organize my charitable giving efforts?Continue reading
Making Decisions Is Exhausting. Rules and Automation Help You Make Fewer Decisions in your Finances.
You and I probably have at least one thing in common: the administrative burden of modern life is exhausting. Overwhelming. Frustrating. Just nothing good about it, but we can’t escape it.Continue reading
You Want to Give Money to Charity. Should You Use a DAF?
Good on you for wanting to share some of your good fortune, for wanting to help people, communities, and causes that deserve it.Continue reading
How I Created My Own Charitable Giving Plan
Do you have a charitable spirit? Maybe you already give some money away. Perhaps you want to start giving. Are you stymied by the “But HOW exactly?” of charitable giving? Is it hard to figure out how much money to give and which organizations to give the money to?Continue reading
What Women in Tech Need to Know about the Recent Stimulus Package
As you might be aware, in late December 2020, the president signed into law another round of economic stimulus. In March 2020, we had the CARES Act. Now we have the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.Continue reading
Airbnb Is Going Public. What a Good Time to Give Away Your Money.
If you’re staring at a windfall from Airbnb’s upcoming IPO, let’s take a moment to think about giving some of it away.Continue reading
Just pick an easy way to give to charity and go. Think about taxes later.
The vast majority of my clients say they want to give more to charities and causes they care about, and, importantly, be more structured and formal in their giving.
Maybe you’re better off giving your money to causes you care about, and not focusing on tax-deductibility.
When I started my firm in 2016, our household income went to $0.
Being the financial planner I am, my mind went immediately from “we have no income” to “oooh, what kind of tax strategies can I take advantage of this year?” One of the decisions we made was around charitable contributions.
Don’t Put Your Tax Return Away Yet! Look for a Few Bits to Improve Your Finances Going Forward.
Welp, you’ve done your taxes. At least, I sure hope you have.
In this here blog post, I wish not to look backwards and cast aspersions at the IRS or the Trump Administration or your company’s HR department (although lord knows, at times they’ve all deserved it…some more than others). Instead I want to show how you might use your 2018 tax return to make your ongoing finances better.
Do you want to be more politically involved? Being intentional about your finances can help.
Money, politics, and sex. Three things you’re not supposed to talk about in polite company. So, let’s talk about them. At least, the first two. I’ve got to know you a bit better before we talk about sex. I’m an old-fashioned kind of gal in that way.