God directs the events of our lives to draw us closer to Him (Acts 17:26-27).
He also uses specific times and events in your life to impact your gift planning, which can result in great benefits for both you and your favorite ministry organizations.
Important events include the sale of appreciated assets, sale of a business, sale of a farm and retirement. All of these are excellent times to consider a Planned Gift to Talking Bibles. Planned Gifts may be made either during your lifetime or at death. They usually involve the assistance of professionals such as your accountant, attorney or financial planner.
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Types of Planned Giving
There are specific times and events in your life when planning your gifts can result in a great benefit for both you and your favorite charities.
Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets should be distributed after your death. The plan is implemented through a Will or Revocable Living Trust. But for Christians, Estate Planning isn’t just a legal process, it is also an act of worship, as we lay everything we are and have before the Lord for His purposes. For many people a Revocable Living Trust is an excellent tool to implement their Estate Plan. Like a Will, a Trust makes provision for the transfer of your assets at death. Unlike a Will, assets in the Trust are not subject to the costs and delays of probate. During your lifetime, it remains completely under your control.
A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.