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If you’ve never heard of a charitable remainder unitrust(CRUT), then you aren’t unlike the other 90 percent of Americans that have never heard of it either. However, a charitable remainder unitrust is a vehicle that can help clients accomplish many different things, especially for those in or nearing retirement. For example, a charitable remainder unitrust helps maximize retirement income, while giving to charitable organizations, while avoiding taxes, and leaving money to loved ones. How does a CRUT accomplish all of this? Read on to learn how.