A Deeper Look into Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations

Cheryl W. Langston, CFP® | Relationship Manager
In the Northern Virginia area, we come across many successful professionals who have significant philanthropic desires. As financial professionals, it is important that we understand different charitable gifting options to explore with the client as part of their financial or estate plans.
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Cryptocurrency in Your Estate Plan

Rasti Nikolic, Associate Financial Planner
Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. Each cryptocurrency uses a unique electronic address for transfer between users’ digital wallets. The user must have a ‘private key’ to be able to move cryptocurrency. If the owner does not provide a fiduciary with a ‘private key,’ the cryptocurrency is inaccessible by anyone upon the owner’s incapacity or death. This is known as a “black hole” wallet because the cryptocurrency becomes inaccessible and essentially worthless. Cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A
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What’s in Your (Digital) Wallet?

By Rasti Nikolic | Associate Financial Planner
If you want to own Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency, you need to have a digital wallet. The purpose of a digital wallet is to provide a space to send and receive cryptocurrency and to store private keys. Private keys are known only to the owner and are needed to authorize transfers.
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Digital Love – Planning for Your Digital Assets

By Rasti Nikolic | Associate Financial Planner
In order to develop a digital asset plan, first we need to define digital assets. In general, digital assets are a form of personal property, including emails, social networking sites, digital collections, and cryptocurrencies.
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