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4 Creative Ways to Use Your Donor Advised Fund

3 years ago By Bill High

At The Signatry, we believe it’s a new day for generosity. With donor advised funds as a commonly used tool, many are finding new ways to use their fund creatively. Here are just a few ideas: Helping the Needy. Did you know that you can make gifts to individuals in need by way of a ministry called Helping Hands?  For example, gifts to help those hit by hard financial times, unforeseen medical bills or catastrophic situations. Company Benevolence. Increasingly, we’ve seen companies create donor advised funds to which employees may contribute and help fellow employees in need (by way of…

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The Seventh Generation Legacy – Can it be Yours?

4 years ago By Bill High

When you meet with most advisors, they encourage you to think of retirement. “Plan for the long term” is the adage. But what about seven generations? In Jeremiah 35, God asks Jeremiah to bring in the Recabite family and offer them wine to drink. (For context, this is a period of time when Jeremiah questions whether any are faithful.) However, when the Recabites come in before Jeremiah, they refuse to drink the wine. Their response, in essence: “We don’t drink wine, we don’t build houses, we live in tents, and we don’t plant gardens because our forefather Jonadab son of…

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What’s Wrong with the Tithe?

4 years ago By Bill High

There’s a lot of confusion about tithing. If you go into most churches today, you’ll find that tithing, or giving 10 percent of your income, is what most pastors preach.  A survey several years ago among evangelical pastors found that a whopping 58 percent believed that tithing was not required by the bible; 42 percent believed that it was. In truth, tithing is an Old Testament concept.  And in fact, while tithe means 10 percent, there were actually three tithes in the Old Testament—one for the Levites, one for the temple and one for the poor (which occurred every three…

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