Taste of the Nations : No Kid Hungry Reminder

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Just a reminder, Taste of the Nation's, No kid Hungry at the Montage, Laguna Beach, is coming up in a few weeks.

I've been following the event in Facebook and the line-up of Chefs and Wineries is impressive!

They still have a few tickets left. Don't forget to look for the 10% discount if you have a Citi Credit Card :)

Week 5 The Receipt Box

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Here's an easy one. Set up a receipt box. All receipts go in the box. I keep mine in the kitchen pantry.

The whole family knows this and now knows where to find receipts when items need to be returned. Important receipts can be scanned and uploaded to Google Docs or another cloud based platform. Tax essential receipts can be filed away each year and the rest can be tossed.

Are Charitable Donations Tax Deductible?

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"Religious and charitable organizations fall under section 501(c)(3) and can receive tax-deductible donations. Not every section allows these deductions. For instance, social welfare and civic organizations registered under section 501(c)(4) don’t qualify. However, two types of 501(c)(4) organizations -- veterans' organizations with 90 percent war vet membership and volunteer fire departments -- do qualify for charitable deductions." (source)

Of course, always check with your personal tax attorney to make sure :)

This is Joe Riley Paratrooper from WWII

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We met Joe Riley at the Honor Flight Fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe. He proudly told us he was 150 pounds when he landed in Normandy on D Day and he's 150 pound now. As he sipped his white wine he told us about his time in the service. We met so many great heroes at the Honor Flight Fundraising Event.

Check out upcoming charity events in Orange County. 

Learning by Giving in 60 Seconds

"The six-week course covers all of the steps that a student requires to make informed judgments about giving away money -- for example, what impact does a charitable organization have on its community and what will be the impact of your money on the organization? But guest speakers having a hands-on knowledge of philanthropy will also make video appearances -- among them baseball’s Cal Ripken Jr. and ice cream’s Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield." (source)