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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview John Putnam on how to use a donor-advised fund (DAF) with a financial advisor. John gives us three insightful reasons to seek your financial advisor concerning your DAF. First, your financial advisor can help you explore the DAF space. It is helpful to ask your financial advisor if the DAF fits with your overall plan. Second, you may want to ask your financial advisor about investment options concerning your DAF. John notes that, as always, investment is a risk. However, there is a potential to grow your investment overtime. Third, discussing your DAF with your financial advisor could help with record-keeping from a tax standpoint. Annually, tax receipts from multiple charities could be simplified into one receipt from a DAF sponsor. Noted is the possibility of a donor approaching their DAF aggressively, desiring a moderate approach to their outside assets.
At Intelligent Investing, we can help you create a donor advised fund and even manage the assets within the donor advised fund differently than your retirement funds…perhaps dialing up the donor advised fund’s risk up or down. If you are interested in having a 15 minute complimentary call to discuss this or retirement planning, click here.
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We’ll be interviewing John Putnam on future podcasts on creative ways to give charitably, how to use a donor-advised fund, and charitable giving with Young Children, so be sure to subscribe.
John Putnam Bio
John is an author, speaker, Kingdom entrepreneur and non-profit leader of NCF Carolinas. He grew up on a cattle farm in Cherryville, NC (that’s ‘Churvul’ for you locals ☺), and attended college at N.C. State. Above all, John is married to his wife Anne and the father of three children.
John led a thriving financial services practice for over 20 years. Following his passion for stewardship, he launched a Charlotte, NC affiliate of National Christian Foundation. On January 1, 2018, the office merged with NCF Raleigh to become NCF Carolinas. To His glory alone, God has used the NCF Carolinas team to help mobilize hundreds of millions of dollars for Kingdom impact. John’s professional background is as a former Certified Financial Planner, a trained Life Planner through The Paterson Center and a graduate of Charlotte Leadership Forum. He has worked alongside the Halftime organization, a two-time graduate of The Masters Program and a past Strategic Coach participant. He enjoys sharing through media, workshops and his website at JohnPutnam.com.