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Oct. 28: Irish activist-turned-peacemaker lectures
October 20, 2014

By Bev Makhani, Honors College

McCourt-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As a young man in Northern Ireland, Jon McCourt joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1969, intent on promoting civil rights on his home soil.

Retiree tax benefit can help WSU too
February 6, 2009

New tax legislation allows — for a limited time — a way to make gifts to the WSU Foundation and other charities using individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without negative tax consequences.


Similar to previous legislation called the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 allows distributions up to $100,000 per year per taxpayer to qualified charities from a traditional or Roth IRA.


The distributions are not reportable income to the plan owner, nor does he or she receive a charitable income tax deduction. The distribution can satisfy the plan owner’s required minimum distribution.


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Take charge of your future retirement
October 27, 2008

RICHLAND — Plan ahead for your retirement with hands-on lessons at an educational course at WSU Tri-Cities.


“Retirement Planning Today” is designed for adults ages 50 to 70 and led by Todd Halterman, a securities and investment advisor and president of Pacific Crest Planning Inc. in Kennewick.


“In today’s environment, it never has been more important for an investor to be educated and informed,” Halterman said. “This course brings a lot of practical, real-life answers to the questions people have about retirement planning.”


Attendees will learn how to:

• Determine the amount of money needed to retire.

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