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3 Big Giving Opportunities and 1 Big Challenge with the New Tax Law

People continue to make sense of the new tax law.  What are the opportunities and challenges particularly as it relates to charitable giving? First, the law allows for people to give up to 60% of their adjusted gross income.  If you make $100,000, you can give $60,000 and deduct the entire » 

The 100 Year Family

Can a family last 100 years? A few years ago, Inc. Magazine ran an article titled: “How to Build a Company that Will be Around in 2115 (October 2015).  The premise of the article focused on how in the current age most companies are positioned to sell.  Investors are willing to put up big money » 

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The Failed Bloom of the Astors

Flowers only last for a season.  Such was the case of the Astor family. John Jacob Astor was born in 1763 in Germany.  He emigrated to New York at the end of the Revolutionary War.  A chance conversation led him into fur trading and the establishment of a fur goods shop in New York. That little » 

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