Charitable Giving

Establishing a Generous Legacy

By any measure, Louis* had done very well in life. In addition to raising a happy family, he had established a number of successful private business ventures and invested well in real estate and the stock markets. He kept ...
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Tell Your Story with a Legacy Gift

In Part One, I shared the shocking statistic that a majority of Canadians do not have a current legal will. Sadly, many people avoid the ...
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Why a Will?

Buying the farm. Kicking the bucket. Giving up the ghost. Given the number of colourful euphemisms we use to avoid straight talk about death, it’s ...
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A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

Jack and Linda’s house was quiet now. After more than 25 years of family busyness, all of their children had moved out to start their own careers and families. ...
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Fight “COVID Fatigue” with Generosity

Back in March, the sudden arrival of COVID-19 brought out the best in us as people made grocery and pharmacy runs for elderly neighbours, lined up to ...
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Making a Difference with a Gift of Life Insurance

The United Nations Women recently warned that alongside the Covid-19 pandemic, women around the world have suffered a “shadow pandemic” of domestic violence. This is no ...
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The Benefits of a Gift of Life Insurance

The Benefits of a Gift of Life Insurance (Part 2)

A gift of life insurance can be an effective way to support charity. If you need the charitable receipt in your estate and not during your lifetime, you might choose to retain ownership of the life insurance policy ...
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Gift of Life Insurance

The Benefits of a Gift of Life Insurance (Part 1)

Thanksgiving is often the time of year when we consider the abundance we have and reflect on the needs of others. Some of us extend our generosity as part ...
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Give Today to Create a Better Tomorrow

I love my job. In my time at Abundance Canada, I’ve had a front row seat to Canadians’ charitable giving for over twenty years. It ...
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When Giving Is Good for Business: Donating Private Company Shares (Part 2)

In Part One, I introduced you to Keith and Edward, who contacted me to help them donate $100K of private company shares. Although complex rules apply, with proper planning ...
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