Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Tax Advantage of School Donation Is Iffy

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Tax Advantage of School Donation Is Iffy

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Dear Bruce: My husband and I are planning a trip to Mexico in January to an all-inclusive resort. Everything is paid for in advance, including the flight. Our travel agent suggested we get trip insurance.

Why should we have to pay another company almost $300 just to ensure that we'd get our money back? I understand losing a deposit if cancellation occurs, but to totally lose it all? There's a term for that -- highway robbery! What do you think? -- B.H.

Dear B.H.: Do I buy trip insurance? Yes, I do! It came in handy when my mother-in-law passed away. Had we not taken the insurance, I would have been penalized very dramatically.

It's a crapshoot. The question is, are you willing to be self- insured? Planning only two months ahead, and if you're both in good health, I might be tempted to do that. …

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