Listen to the interview online: MPB Mississippi Edition End-of-Year Giving with Nancy "As the end of the year approaches, many of us are thinking about charitable giving. But what is the best way to make sure your donations go to the right organizations? And what about the tax implications of giving? MPB's Karen Brown spoke with financial advisor Nancy Lottridge Anderson about end-of-the-year donations."
When you don’t know what to give, and you’re standing there in the line waiting to pay for things, grab those gift cards. We know about three quarters of us give gift cards, and half of us put around $25 to $50 on those cards. At the end of the seasons, we’ll find that most of us spend an average of $163 on those cards. We’ll end up with $118 billion on gift cards. It’s so easy. They’re widely available. You can pick them up now at the grocery store and the drug store. The qu