Roy Disney & Ted Turner Used This

By Barry Spencer | August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

How did Roy Disney sell $100 million in Disney stock and pay no up-front capital gains taxes on the sale? How did Ted Turner sell around $20 million of AOL stock and not pay a dime in up-front capital gains taxes, receive a substantial income tax deduction, and an income for life? For over four…

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Everyone Needs This

By Barry Spencer | August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

When times are tough and people are worn down by the uncertainty of life, what do you do? One of the easiest pick-me-ups and gifts to give, and the most appreciated, is your praise. An affirmation of a job well done. A hearty thanks for a gift given… time and energy invested. It is a…

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Make Your Neighborhood Safer

By Barry Spencer | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The heroes in the midst of a pandemic, market downturn, and economic upheaval are the charities. Nonprofits serve when communities need to be served the most. And they do so while many tend to give less for all the same reasons. Charities are the very backbone of hope in the midst of hopelessness. They serve,…

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You Must Have This…

By Barry Spencer | July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Optimism This weekend marked the end of my son Hudson’s 13U travel baseball season. A real bummer, but he did finish with a bang! Baseball has a lot to teach us about life because it is a game of failure. Getting a hit 3 out of 10 times is massively good. That means 7 out…

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Give This Blessing to Your Donors

By Barry Spencer | July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Give This Blessing to Your Donors Even at a time like this… Give donors the opportunity to give, by helping them find their own reasons for wanting to be generous! Because… Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts… our capacity to love and be loved. Givers always…

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Just a Little More…

By Barry Spencer | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just a Little More Many don’t give this question enough thought and credit: “How valuable is generosity?” Without it, greed and selfishness will reign in our hearts. Generosity… also known as kindness, big heartedness, open handedness, liberality, and bounteousness… is something we love when we see it in others. Especially when we see it in…

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Is This Really Giving?

By Barry Spencer | June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Forgiveness There is a gift that is free and available to all people, at all times, that can be delivered anywhere in all circumstances… Sounds too good to be true. Well, it’s not and it’s one thing needed right now more than ever! Forgiveness… it is one HUGE way to giveback that seems small and…

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The Universal Pain Reliever

By Barry Spencer | June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gratitude Helping people give is critical now more than ever, but maybe for reasons that aren’t normally considered… Dan Sullivan, a business coach and founder of The Strategic Coach, tells the story of a research project that led him to the feet of a wheel-chair bound woman. She wanted to manage her pain without having…

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By Barry Spencer | June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Future in Uncertainty The death of George Floyd is unsettling and horrifying. Prejudice, injustice, and riots are not the marks of this great country and city. Regarding the riots in Atlanta, I think Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed the situation masterfully in her comments to the city last Friday night. She presented compassion,…

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New Normal

By Barry Spencer | June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is “Normal?” When will everything be back to normal? This is what people are looking for now. Gaining popularity is #NewNormal. The last few months has been anything but “normal.” Going forward there is no “normal,” and there has never been “normal.” There has only been what we’ve grown accustomed to (and perhaps way…

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