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Donor spotlight: Meet Cynthia and Bob Rosen
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 10:52 am

Meet one couple who are doing their part, and more, to ensure a vibrant Jewish community in Cincinnati for the next generation. They volunteer, serve on boards, give annually, and have made generous legacy commitments to the organizations they support and hold dear.

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Tax and Financial Planning Special Section
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 10:53 am

This Tax and Financial Planning Special section provides information on vendors that can help you in  making financial decisions. This initial section lays out issues dealing with tax, estate planning, legacy giving and tax reform. Visit these companies to get the information you need. 

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Smart charitable giving in 2018
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 10:49 am

The sweeping new tax law that took effect Jan. 1, 2018, includes several changes that could impact the way people approach their charitable giving. It is helpful to review several aspects of the new law to determine how they might affect your giving plan this year. But even more important is to highlight several excellent ways to realize significant tax savings on charitable giving.

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Estate planning: What you need to know
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 10:48 am

Interested in how to best take care of your spouse and/or your family? Careful estate planning – or planning how to transfer your personal assets during lifetime or death – involves three areas: (1) estate tax minimization, (2) income tax minimization and (3) personal planning. 

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You can’t take it with you – 5 reasons to include your favorite organizations in your legacy gift
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 10:49 am

In 2003 the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati set up a legacy gift with a family to help defray the cost of Jewish education in Cincinnati to those who could not otherwise afford it. Ever since, that fund has given out money annually to specified organizations based on the donors’ wishes. Recently one of the recipients wrote to us:

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Giving up the car keys
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 12:10 pm

You’ve heard about the warning signs that indicate it may be time for an older adult driver to turn in the keys.  But how do you go about making that happen in the most efficient, least volatile and most compassionate way?

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Choosing a home healthcare agency
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 12:10 pm

It’s no surprise that the vast majority of older adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. For many, this preference is eventually accompanied by the necessity of choosing a home healthcare agency to provide skilled nursing services, other therapeutic services, or household support.

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