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Understanding charitable giving

How can my charity and I both benefit from my gift?

You could receive an immediate income tax deduction. With a properly structured gift, you could realign your investment portfolio without paying capital gains tax on appreciated property. Another strategy may allow you to pass your estate on to your children while avoiding both probate and estate taxes.

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Symposium for small business owners

Symposium for small business owners

Since she started serving in public office, Deidre Malone has been dedicated to helping small businesses in the Memphis community thrive. Over the years, she has helped raise awareness about resources in the city such as the Black Business Association, Small Business Association, NAWBO and the Mid-South Minority Council. She has also worked with larger organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, EDGE and Leadership Memphis.

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Financial planning can offset wedding bell blues

Financial planning can offset wedding bell blues

The excitement starts with an engagement ring. This starts months of planning for the big wedding day. Invitations, dresses, flowers, tuxedos, and cakes must be chosen and purchased to make your lifelong commitment special. Why do couples spend so much time and money on this one day, yet spend very little time preparing for the next 50 years?

Jenny and Thomas returned from their honeymoon full of anticipation about their lives together. They were going to be very busy over the next couple of months merging their lives into one. In addition to moving into their new apartment, Jenny would have to update all of her identification documents to reflect her new name.

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Holiday shopping & African-Americans

Holiday shopping & African-Americans

African-American parents wish there were more culturally relevant toys to give to their children, according to a new survey commissioned by Walmart.

Walmart – America's largest seller of toys – surveyed African-American parents to ask them about their opinions on holiday toys. African-American parents agreed the most (77 percent) with the desire for more toys that are representative of their family's race, ethnicity and/or culture.

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Ugwueke moves up leadership ladder

Ugwueke moves up leadership ladder

Michael Ugwueke has been selected as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

Ugwueke is currently senior vice president, Methodist North and South Hospitals. He will begin transitioning to his new role in January.

As chief operation officer, Ugwueke will provide strategic and operational leadership for the system's five adult inpatient hospitals and affiliated companies.

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  • Written by Special to the Tri-State Defender

Certification: The MMBC Continuum

Certification: The MMBC Continuum

In the local market, various diversity certifications are offered by several entities, including The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum, where Erica Powell is director of Member Registration.

Carlee McCullough, Esq.: Mrs. Powell thanks for taking the time to share your experiences and knowledge with us. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became interested in expanding and promoting economic opportunities for minorities and women in business?

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