A Win-Win Situation

A young man went looking for odd jobs. An older woman answered the door and said “Perfect timing, the painter I hired to do my back porch just cancelled. Go around back and when you’re done, I’ll pay you $500.”
This was better than he had expected! He got right to work and was done in no time. Surprised by how quickly he was done, the woman paid him right away. As he pocketed the cash, he mentioned, “By the way, you should know it’s not a Porsche that you have parked back there, it’s a Mercedes Benz.” (Illustration adapted from Peter Loughman.)
Wouldn’t it be better if more situations in life were beneficial for both parties involved? For many believers, investing money in God’s work is a perfect example. And giving appreciated stock, instead of cash, can be a win-win situation for you and the ministry you love, like Atlantic City Rescue Mission. If you have owned stock for over a year and it has increased in value, you could avoid or reduce capital gains tax by donating the security to a donor-advised fund and the total amount will still be eligible for a tax deduction. Talk about a win-win!
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