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Dec. 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM
Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP(R)
During the holiday season, many of us are flooded with phone calls and letters requesting contributions to various charitable organizations—and we respond. About 95 percent of households donate to charities, averaging about $3,000 per household contribution, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.
Charitable giving is one of the top financial priorities of many individuals and families, along with saving for retirement and college.