Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Global changes are happening in philanthropy, driven by new millionaires.

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For a lasting philanthropic legacy, teach children to find their own passion.

Monday, September 30, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When it comes to philanthropy, women say money is only part of the equation.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:04 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The billionaire investor makes the money, while others carry out his goals.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Increased tax rates next year could impact philanthropy among the wealthy.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Creating a philanthropic family legacy begins with educating your kids.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:16 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As China’s economy booms, its leaders are looking to the U.S. for guidance on both corporate and individual philanthropy.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 11:16 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Heavy-hitters such as billionaire businessmen Bill Gates and Warren Buffet often take center stage when talk turns to charitable giving, but a new segment of do-gooders has been grabbing headlines: celebrity philanthropists, or “celanthropists.” While actors Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Bono are well-known for their causes, the newest star to emerge in

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:01 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite billionaire Warren Buffett’s philanthropic drumbeat in 2010, the year was not a good one for charitable giving. An article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy says donors and nonprofit officials blame fears of continued economic instability and uncertainty about taxes as the cause. Donations from the Chronicle’s list of the 50 top donors (actually numbering

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:32 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s the time of year for giving thanks, so how charitable have the wealthy been this past year? Bill and Melinda Gates continue to make headlines on the philanthropic front, most recently with the announcement that they’ve pledged $500 million through their foundation to help create new banking systems for the poorest parts of the

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