Archive for July 2015

The Rising Tech Centers in Africa

Last week, President Obama hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya to continue to drive support to Africa’s nascent tech scene.  Over roughly the past decade, as internet access and cell phone usage has expanded on the continent, countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya have seen an increase in startup activity and venture…

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Planning for Retirement As an Entrepreneur or Contract Employee

The shift away from traditional, full time work seems to be a permanent change as a result of technological advances, as described in greater detail in The Second Machine Age. While it has indeed left many workers in a more precarious position in terms of job security, this is a trend that shows no signs of…

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Charitable Giving for Multi-Generational Families

As discussed in Part I of this post, charitable giving can be an important way for parents to instill a positive attitude towards wealth in their children from a young age. Donor Advised Funds (DAF) can help facilitate these conversations, as they give families the flexibility to donate assets to multiple charities at a time…

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Discussing Charitable Giving with Your Children

As the economy continues to slowly recover from the depths of 2008 and 2009, the amount that Americans donate to charities has rebounded as well. Last year, Americans gave an estimated $358 billion to charities, a 5.4% increase (adjusted for inflation) from 2013. Furthermore, 72% of this total comes from individuals; corporations, foundations, and bequests…

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