Dec 18, 2014

Make sure your tax-deductible donations do the most good

Are you thinking about making gifts to a charity as the year comes to a close? Remember, not every "charity" is equally charitable. Even legitimate organizations differ widely in the percentage of dollars devoted to administrative costs and their stated causes. And some charities are just plain rip-offs (check out Charity Watch's "Hall of Shame."

If you are going to make a year-end contribution to a charity - out of the goodness of your heart or for tax purposes or both - you will want to know that your money is going where it does the most good. Today that is relatively easy to do if you have an internet connection. Check out these charity-rating sites:

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Happy holidays and happy giving.

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