Important financial considerations for women and for charitable donations

Monday - 10/8/2012, 7:17pm EDT

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October 8, 2012 -- This week on For Your Benefit Kristina Sturgis, certified financial planner at Ameriprise Financial, joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss specific issues that women need to be aware of when planning for the future.

For many women, future plans may change when there is a divorce or a loss of a spouse.

We discuss financial considerations that are unique to women who have life-changing events that will affect their plans for retirement.

Sturgis also provides tips on charitable giving.

If you leave money to a charity, you'll gain personal satisfaction and your gift may reduce the amount of taxes your estate may owe. Find out some of the rewards of leaving money to a charity.