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Does holiday work lead to full-time jobs?

Dec 23, 2013
Holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

Tax relief may expire for underwater homeowners

Dec 13, 2013
Unless Congress acts, struggling homeowners who seek relief could face an unexpected tax bill.
Posted In: mortgage relief, Housing

Why do big donors give away millions?

Dec 12, 2013
Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Posted In: philanthropy, donors, donations

Peter and Jennifer Buffett: Questioning parts of the philanthropy business

Dec 11, 2013
Warren Buffett's son Peter and his wife Jennifer wife talk about their ideas on philanthropy.
Posted In: Charity, philanthropy, Warren Buffett

Philanthropy's edge: Innovation and a long time horizon

Dec 10, 2013
Philanthropists say they can take risks that government just can't -- which helps them tackle the root causes of big problems.
Posted In: philanthropy

What's wrong with giving money away? Even generosity has critics

Dec 10, 2013
Each year, Americans give away billions of dollars. Some of those donations, particularly the large ones, come in for criticism.
Posted In: philanthropy

The realities -- and pitfalls -- of giving away money

Dec 10, 2013
One philanthropist passes on lessons she's learned, including the risks of "following your passion" without doing your homework
Posted In: philanthropy, foundations

Rent takes a bigger bite out of family budgets

Dec 9, 2013
As more people are excluded from homeownership, the demand for rental housing has grown beyond capacity, driving rental costs up.
Posted In: rent, mortgage, Housing

The roots -- and some results -- of the charitable tax deduction

Dec 9, 2013
The tax break for charitable deductions reflects American attitudes about government, and about the best way to help others.
Posted In: tax, deduction, philanthropy

Charitable foundations aren't just for the über-rich

Dec 9, 2013
There are some 80,000 private charitable foundations operating in the U.S. today, and you don't have to be crazy rich to launch a one.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charitable deduction, philanthropy

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