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Wednesday June 29, 2016

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Exciting events are happening at Defiance College
Thank you for your interest in Defiance College. Our hope is to serve you and your family with helpful information.
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Personal Planner
Do You Have a Difficult Family?
A businessman with a $2.5 billion estate passed away in 1976. He was single and many individuals, mostly unrelated to...
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Savvy Living
Deciding What to Do in Retirement
I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I'm less certain about how to spend my time after...
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Washington News
IRS Consumer Alert After Orlando Tragedy
After the major tragedy in Orlando, the IRS published IR-2016-89 to remind taxpayers to follow good giving practices. When there is a serious national event, good-hearted Americans respond with generous gifts to help those in need. This also happened after the Orlando attack. In helping those in need, everyone should follow prudent giving practices. There are several simple steps in the IRS letter that help donors make proper and effective gifts. 1. Recognized Charities – Make your gifts to those organizations with long-standing good reputations. Use www.IRS.gov and Pub. 526, Charitable Contributions, to learn how you can make effective gifts and qualify for charitable deductions. 2. Similar Names – Be careful to make sure you are giving to the right organization. Some...
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