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Louisiana Baptist Foundation News

Thursday
Mar262015

Planning Done? Now Get Organized

So let’s pretend for a few minutes… Pretend that you’ve actually put some thought into creating your estate plans. In other words you’ve drafted a Last Will and Testament (or a trust of some sort) and executed Powers of Attorney for financial and health reasons. Now I know, based on statistics, that only about 35-40% of you have actually done this. That’s why we’re pretending a bit.

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Thursday
Mar262015

Donor Advised Fund: Great Tool for Giving

In the past several years a relatively new “gift vehicle” has seen more use in providing gifts to Baptist ministry. The Donor Advised Fund offered by the Louisiana Baptist Foundation is designed to accommodate individuals who desire to make donations to one or more charitable institutions in a relatively flexible arrangement. In a nutshell the Donor makes a current tax-deductible contribution to a DAF at the LBF then decides at a later date how to distribute the funds to ministry.

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Thursday
Mar272014

Miss Vivian: Vibrant, Abundant, God-filled Life

The first time “Miss Vivian” came to my office several years ago I knew she was special. A very proper and gracious lady, she presented herself in a quiet but determined manner. As she spoke her sparkling eyes lightly danced, as if they were brushing words from an invisible palette and arranging them in phrases to be delivered by her lips. Her words were carefully measured as if each were a denomination of currency not to be overspent.

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Sunday
Apr282013

Estate Stewardship: Planning to Give

The Bible is clear on the importance of giving. Scripture contains more verses on giving than in any other area of obedience. Some would say that a person's testimony in giving is a true measure of the strength of their relationship with Christ. Even outside the church there is an understanding that giving is both a reflection of the best parts of who we are and the key to the most important work we will accomplish as neighbors and in our communities.

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Monday
Jan212013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – by: Jerry Love and Wayne Taylor

As usual the title given to a bill passed by congress doesn’t reflect what the legislation actually does. Most of the provisions in the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 don’t apply to all American Taxpayer; most of the provisions apply to upper income earners. It also provides very little Relief to taxpayers. It wasn’t even passed or signed in 2012. Never the less, it is an Act.

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