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April 03, 2011 By: admin Category: Business Library Schedule



APRIL 2011



Programs are held each Thursday at 12:15 pm at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown.  They are free and open to the public.



Thursday, April 7           Charitable Giving:  Crafting a Gift of Significance

                                    Nicole Johnston, MBA

                                    AXA Advisors, LLC


This session will focus on various methods of tax-favored giving to charities, including the gifting of cash, appreciated securities, real estate and life insurance.  Ms. Johnson will discuss strategies and vehicles used for these gifts, including charitable trusts.



Thursday, April 14             How to Avoid the “Cruelest Trap of All” After the Tax Relief Act of 2010

                                        James Lange, CPA/Attorney, Author

                                        President, Lange Legal Group, LLC


Because of changes in the new estate tax laws, older traditional estate plans are not helpful, but harmful because of the severe restrictions they can place on your spouse’s independence and access to the family money.  Mr. Lange will discuss why traditional estate plans should be reviewed to ensure that the surviving spouse will have control over expenditure decisions as originally intended.  All attendees will receive a FREE copy of Jim’s bestselling book, Retire Secure!



Thursday, April 21         Moving Up and Moving Out in 2011:

The Insider Secrets of Real Estate and Mortgage Professionals                      

Diane Scabilloni, MPM, Mortgage Planner, Victorian Finance

                                    Tracy Janov, Real Estate Professional, Prudential Preferred Realty


How can you stage your home without spending a lot of money so it will sell it quickly and for the best price?  Discover options for making a smooth financial transition from one home to another, and ideas for managing the financing when you are selling and moving to a new property.  Our speakers will explain how you can entice buyers to make a quick offer and make realtors excited to show your home.



Thursday, April 28         The Panic is On: The Great American Depression as Seen By the Common                                         Man     (DVD – 60 minutes)


This unusual DVD combines newsreel film, popular music, eyewitness accounts and photographs that  portray the desperation of the time when millions were unemployed and unable to find any kind of work.  Scenes of bread lines, people running to banks to withdraw their money, Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter and more make this era come to life. 

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