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Planned Giving Newsletter

April 2014

Do you have questions about estate planning? Planned giving? Your will? Each month, we feature new articles and interactive features that cover these important but often neglected topics. We hope it will be a useful resource for you.

Aloha Luncheon Invitation

   Satguru Bodhinatha, spiritual head of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, publisher of the international magazine Hinduism Today and a key figure in today's ongoing Hindu renaissance, will present the fascinating progress that has been taking place on the hand-carved granite San Marga Iraivan Temple, news from Hindu Heritage Endowment, the latest issues addressed by Hinduism Today and the many other activities that have been taking place at Kauai's Hindu Monastery. At the end of this free vegetarian luncheon, there will be an opportunity for you to personally meet with Bodhinatha and share your questions, thoughts and inspirations with him. Your presence is anticipated, and we look forward to seeing you there. Om shanti!

     Saturday, May 10, 2014                    11:00am ~ 1:00pm 

Embassy Suites Milpitas - Silicon Valley 
901 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035

Embassy Suites Website * 408-942-0400

Space is limited. Please  RSVP  by May 1, 2014 with your name and the number of members in your party.

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  • There Is No Tax 'Season'

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    To protect yourselves and your family, it's essential that you and your spouse are comfortable with your family's finances and estate plans. Being disorganized financially could cause you a lot of unnecessary stress. More...

    Add to Your Financial Security With a Charitable Gift Annuity

    Life always brings about unexpected changes, such as the death of a loved one or a downturn in the economy. But with the help of a charitable gift annuity, you can add security to your future. More...

    Four Retirement Tips for Frugal Folks

    1: Shed some wheels, 2: Comparison shop, 3: Split the cost of movie night, 4: Make cash-free gifts to charity. More...


    India Hindu Tribals Endowment

    This month we feature HHE fund #69, which helps educate children in rural and tribal India.


    Planned Giving Guidance

    The Power of Bequests: Making a Difference with the Stroke of a Pen


    Estate Planning Toolkit

    Download our toolkit to help with your estate and gift planning preparation. The Toolkit can help you save money in attorney's fees.


    Essentials of Financial & Estate Planning

    In this animated short video we explain some basic essentials of financial & estate planning.


    What is an Endowment?

    This 101 second animated video explains the three types of endowments.


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