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Ep 178: Elder Fraud, the AME Church, SBC Leadership Challenges, and the IRS

On today’s program, we discuss financial abuse of the elderly.  Some charity scams target old people, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family.  A new law will require Christian ministries to file their Form 990s electronically.  I’ll explain why that’s a good thing, but it won’t solve the problems at the IRS.  We begin today with new developments in the case of the AME Church’s Retirement Funds.

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The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Ben Warwick We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Anne Stych, Kim Roberts, Bob Smietana, and Christina Darnell.

A special thanks to The NonProfit Times for contributing material for this week’s program.

Until next time, may God bless you.