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If You Make Charitable Contributions Consider This

Choosing to give to charitable causes is an admirable act. Many important initiatives are solely dependent on charitable contributions. And while the greatest benefit of making these contributions is the impact it can make on an issue or cause you care about, it can also have financial benefits.
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Giving Back Podcast with Rob Lowe & Greg Hammond

In my Giving Back podcast with Rob Lowe, we explore simple ways to make a powerful difference in people’s lives. http://bit.ly/2vKjrBz. Rob’s show talks about the great work being performed by charities, and tells personal stories of how and why people support their favorite charity. You’ll also learn how you can take action and get involved in a cause you’re passionate about. Greg Hammond, CFP®, CP
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The Investor’s Dilemma

Will the Human Side of Investing Make You Poor? Many investors face a dilemma. You need to grow your assets so you can meet your personal financial goals. Yet emotions and a fear of loss often drive self-defeating investment decisions. Let’s look at how emotional decisions interfere with your ability to develop and maintain an investment strategy that works to grow your investments year after.
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Raising Funds for ALS

Greg Hammond helped raise funds for ALS by supporting the Joe Martin ALS Foundation CDI Southeast Annual Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction. The event was held at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, NC on October 10th. ALS most often overwhelms families financially and emotionally.
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Legacy is a Powerful Word

Legacy is a Powerful Word

Your legacy can be joyful, tragic, or somewhere in between – but you get to choose which.
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Your Family Story

How happy is your family? Do you communicate about what matters most? Do you truly know each other? Mere facts are meaningless until infused with significance. Your family’s passions, longing, failures, regrets, wins and learning are the fabric of life, and the stories that recall “life” are crucial to building a lasting legacy.
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PRESERVE YOUR LEGACY

Build Your Living Legacy While You Educate The Next Generation Early in your children’s lives, you can share your values, family history, and insights through light-hearted conversation and stories centered on the beliefs and decisions that shaped your successes, failures, and your vision for the future.
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When Grandparents Ask, I Tell Them This

There isn’t much grandparents won’t do for their grandchildren.  As financial advisors we are often asked, “How can I help my grandchildren after I’m gone? Can I build a legacy for them that will remind them of me and provide them additional security?”
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2 Incredibly Effective Ways to Give During Retirement

  People sometimes think they should stop or reduce their charitable giving when they retire. There are many things to take into account when developing your retirement lifestyle plan. Among those considerations, you may take pride in helping organizations and causes near and dear to your heart, and want to continue your charitable giving throughout retirement.
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Teach Kids About Generosity

Generosity is a mindset and a way of life.  It’s about far more than just giving money, and it is a great tool to teach younger generations about legacy. Growing up, my father and I never really discussed being generous, but he showed me in so many small ways that it has become his living legacy―and now, I am making it my life’s work to share the message. It seems that lessons learned best are lessons pra
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