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THE BEAR MARKET Hanging in there: Charitable giving in a challenging economy  Earlier this year, Bankrate and Psych Central released the Money and Mental Health study and, not surprisingly, a large number of people surveyed in the research reported that money has a negative impact on their...

Inherited IRAs: Big headache, or big opportunity?  Don’t be surprised if your clients are walking into your office in a state of bewilderment over something they’ve read recently about the IRS’s distribution rules for inherited IRAs.   What’s the back story?   Until the law changed a few years ago,...

McPHERSON --- The McPherson County Community Foundation (MCCF) will be hosting their annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk on September 24, 2022. The event will be taking place at Memorial Park in McPherson, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The walk is set...

Back to basics: Reminding clients about wills, trusts, and charitable bequests August is national Make a Will Month, and the publicity surrounding this designation may prompt your clients to ask you about whether their affairs are in good order. Of course, making sure a client has...

Bunching, long-term appreciated assets, and the fruits of helping younger clients plan their charitable giving Developing a thorough estate plan isn’t important only for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. Millennials, who now make up nearly a quarter of the population in the United States, may prove...

Planning for retirement and giving to charity: Intertwined solutions in economically puzzling times   Retirement planning no doubt is an important discussion topic during client meetings every year. In recent months, though, you may have observed an uptick in clients’ questions about their plans for retirement, perhaps...

QCDs: Good news and important reminders Qualified Charitable Distributions, or “QCDs,” have been in the news a lot lately, especially in light of proposed SECURE Act 2.0 legislation that passed the House of Representatives in March and is now pending in the Senate.   Through a QCD, starting...

[gallery ids="4750,4749"]    McPherson Co.  - The Edwin R. Stucky Debate and Forensics Fund awarded $2230 each to the Moundridge and McPherson High Debate teams to help offset travel expenses for debate students who qualified for national tournaments. Moundridge High will be attending two tournaments, taking place...