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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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/27/2012

djangounchained-600For movies opening Christmas week, 2012


"Django Unchained" (R for profanity, nudity, ethnic slurs and graphic violence) Jamie Foxx stars as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's revenge-tinged Western about a slave-turned-bounty hunter's search for his wife and slave owners with whom he wants to settle a score. Cast includes Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

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What’s Happening Myron? 2012: Year in Review

It's time for my annual push – five years running – at recapping most of the memorable moments of the past year. Here we go:

In the world of music

Beyoncé gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy. This is perhaps the richest African-American baby ever born.

"Chrihanna" made their return in 2012. Chris Brown and Rihanna that is.

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Quentin Tarantino: The ‘Django Unchained’ interview

QTarantino-600With a vibrant imagination and dedication to rich, layered storytelling, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. Here, he talks about his new movie, "Django Unchained," a Western featuring Jamie Foxx in the title role as a slave-turned-bounty hunter, and co-starring Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington.

Kam Williams: Hi Quentin, thanks for the interview.

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Obese or just plain fat!

The days of thinking that thicker, big, or just plain plus-sized individuals are in the minority as it relates to size has changed for a lot of us. We are now the majority when it comes to our our dress, pants or waist size. Our growing girth often makes us feel secure as we look at ourselves in the mirror of life.

There used to be a time when "extra large" meant you had to shop at a specialty store to buy your clothes. Some of us were embarrassed to tell anyone where we bought our clothes. In most cases they already knew where we shopped because they shopped at the same store too.

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