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Creating charitable giving strategies that make an impact

Season 2 Episode 48

Creating charitable giving strategies that make an impact

’Tis the season of giving and many people will be donating to charities this year, but it can be confusing to navigate who to give to and how. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean and wealth planner Andy Smith explore different giving vehicles, like donor-advised funds and qualified charitable deductions. They’ll discuss how a planner can help you develop a giving strategy that could not only lower your tax liabilities, but make a big difference for those in need.

Then, Jean speaks with Dr. Stephen Post, professor of family, population and preventive medicine and founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University, about why giving is so good for us. His bestselling books include The Hidden Gifts of Helping and Why Good Things Happen to Good People.


Ms. Chatzky receives cash compensation for acting as host of the Everyday Wealth podcast and for related activities and therefore has an incentive to endorse Edelman Financial Engines and its planners. That compensation is a fixed sum paid on an annual basis; and reimbursement for certain expenses. The amount paid each year does not vary, is not based on show content or any results-dependent factors (e.g., popularity of the show).

The information being provided is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as advice. You should consult a financial advisor and tax professional to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

Neither Edelman Financial Engines nor its affiliates offer tax advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to seek advice from qualified tax expert regarding the best options for your particular circumstances.

The views and opinions expressed by Dr. Stephen Post, are solely his own and may not reflect the views or opinions of EFE or its planners.

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Jean Chatzky


Meet the Host: Jean Chatzky

A financial journalist and New York Times bestselling author with an innate ability to explain the complex world of money.

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting Everyday Wealth™, Jean is the CEO of HerMoney.com and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

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