This enormous sector is in the midst of a revolution unprecedented in our nation's history. Within a few years -- certainly within a generation -- most Americans' views of the success or failure of charities likely will change.
If you feel frustrated or intimidated whenever you take your car in for repairs, you're not alone. Although most auto repair shops are legitimate, some unscrupulous operators will rip off inexperienced car owners.
As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.