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Do Unto Others Adventure 2016

2016 is passing faster than anyone can imaging.  Angel and I are already turning our attention towards our summer vacation.  This summer we are planning to take another trip to Mexico for our Do Unto Others Adventure on July 16 – 18 with Amor Ministries.

Many of you have talked about joining us.  Today, I extend the invitation again.  There is no time like the present.   Here is a link with information on the upcoming trip.

Last year Angel put together a great list of FAQ’s that I thought would be helpful and perhaps twist your arm a little.

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The Charitable RMD

Our focus is to help you find areas to improve your family and business value, your taxes and your giving.  In 2015 Congress made permanent some legislation that may help you manage your taxes while also optimizing your giving.  If you are over 70 ½ and own a retirement account, you may be required to take a certain amount of money out or face a 50% tax penalty.  This is called the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).  Most families think that the only option is to take the RMD and pay the taxes on the distribution.  With the new legislation, you can now send your RMD directly to a qualified charity in the form of a Qualified Charitable Distribution.  Less taxes, more giving… win, win.

If you want more information on how this works, I have attached an article from the American Institute of CPA’s which does a good job of spelling everything out.

Blessings,

Eric Dunavant, CFP®
President
E Six-Thirteen

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This information is not intended to be substitute for specific individualized tax advice.  We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor.

A Biblical View of Planning, Pt. 1

Is there a difference in planning when you take a biblical worldview versus a temporal worldview? This is a question I was challenged with many years ago as I was growing in my faith. The gentleman who challenged me asked me if the faith that I was living on Sunday matched the way that I was running my business Monday through Friday. It was a great challenge and prompted me to dig more into God’s word and what it said about managing finances.

I found that there are over 2,000 scriptures in the Bible about how we should handle our money, and Jesus spent at least one-third of his parables teaching on money and how it relates in our lives. In scripture, God has a great deal to say about how we handle our money. My plan is to use the next few months of emails to highlight some key differences I discovered as I embraced planning done with a biblical worldview.

When running business with a temporal worldview, the fallback manner of planning says, “We made it, so it’s all ours.” Therefore, if there are decisions to be made on how to save or how to invest then we do whatever “feels” best. It also leads to finding self worth in how the world measures wealth. When (more…)

Blessings in the Rain

The Dunavant’s are home and survived the Do Unto Others Adventure 2015 to Mexico.  As always it was an incredible blessing to our entire family.  There is something about serving others that always leaves you more blessed than the family you served.

See pictures here.

This year was a brand new adventure.  On the second day, the region of Mexico we were serving in received more rain in one day than they have had since 1902.  These families don’t deal with rain like this on a regular basis.  Many of the members of the community could be seen sweeping the rain out of their homes and trying to keep their possessions as dry as possible (Not an easy task in a strong rain storm).  It is times like this when you realize how much we take for granted in our day to day lives.  I’ve never had to worry whether an afternoon rainstorm might ruin my food or leave my bedding and clothes unbearably wet for the evening.

When we finished on day 3, we were able to leave the family with a dry home that only needed an application of stucco to the outside.  Fortunately, Amor sends groups down on a regular basis to finish homes that are not completed when the longer trips leave.  We were able to work alongside the family to build them the home and it was an incredible experience to see their joy and gratitude.

We have tentatively set the dates of the 2016 Adventure for July 16 – 18.  Put it on your calendar and consider bringing your whole family to join us.  I promise you won’t regret it.

 

Blessings to you all,

Eric & Angel Dunavant

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