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Retirees, join a nonprofit as an encore career

<i>Kiplinger's Retirement Report</i>, Susan B. Garland, and Contributing Editor •
Kiplinger

Suzanne Armstrong thrived in the corporate world, working for American Express and later consulting for Citibank, Deloitte and other behemoths. Her expertise: helping leaders build support for major change in a company’s vision or systems. Several years ago, Armstrong went through her own transformation. She left big business and now taps her “change leadership” know-how

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Get tax breaks for charitable giving

Susan B. Garland, Editor, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Charity fund-raising reaches a fever pitch in the holiday season — and your mailbox will likely be stuffed with appeals for help. Before you open your wallet, you need to understand the complex IRS record-keeping and other rules. Also, make sure the charity is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Search the IRS database of exempt

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The Mural Building: Bernie’s Book Bank

Wintrust

Our current mural celebrates the importance of literacy—especially financial literacy—and highlights a great local organization working to encourage reading and education: Bernie’s Book Bank.  Bernie’s Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. The organization

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