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How the Aging Population Will Affect Giving

People are getting older.  Birth rates are declining.  Those are two really big statements that could easily be overlooked.  What’s the significance to charities? Think about it.  In Japan and Europe alone, the working age population shrinks by 30 and 37 million people respectively.  Less  »  Read More

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Living Simply

Did you ever read My Side of the Mountain?  It’s the story of a young boy who tells his parents that he’s going to go live in the mountains. By himself. At 12 years old.  They let him go because they think it will wear off soon. But his adventure carries on as he learns to live in a tree  »  Read More

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Prince and Other Famous People Who Died without a Will

Prince died on April 21, 2016.  Within days, his sister Tyka Nelson filed papers in probate court alleging that he died without a will. Prince’s estate is said to be worth more than $300 million dollars.  Making matters all the more complicated is that his estate will hold title to his ongoing  »  Read More

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Gratitude Born of Poverty

My mother is 87 years old.  She grew up during World War II—in Japan. During the war, she had to run through the street of Japan to find the nearest bomb shelters.  They had their house burn down during the war.  As a result, all of her family heirlooms are gone.  She doesn’t have a photo  »  Read More

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David Bowie leaves $100 million to family

On January 12, 2016, David Bowie passed away at the age of 69.  He died after an 18-month battle with cancer.  In his will, Bowie requested that his remains be taken to Bali and be cremated there in accordance with Buddhist rituals. Despite declaring  »  Read More

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7 Lessons from the Obituaries

I know. I know. I mean who reads the obituaries. I’m still old fashioned. I get a print newspaper delivered to my house. It’s an old habit. I saw my dad pore over the newspaper. I’m following his way. When I read the paper, particularly the Sunday edition, there’s a large amount dedicated  »  Read More

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