Buying and selling antiques is in Jack Kleczkowski’s blood. His father was in the business back in their hometown of Tykocin, Poland. At age 15, Jack got his first metal detector and went “hunting” with his father; he was hooked. “My peers went out and had fun; I went out in the field, next to an old
In times like these, good decisions matter. And when it comes to protecting a portion of your income from disability risks, it’s important to base your decision on the facts. In the case of disability, some of those facts might surprise you.
For example, more than one-quarter of
During each of the last Jewish Link of New Jersey issues in 2016, I will be sharing Money Moves to consider before the end of the year. This being the third part of this series, in this article I will share Money Moves 11 through 13.
Although the American family has always shown great resilience through the ups and downs of our dynamic economy, the slow recovery we’re experiencing now is compelling many to not only reconsider their priorities, but reevaluate the financial strategies they may have put in place only a few years ago.
Bicycling brothers Jacob and Leibel Lefkowitz saw an opportunity for a business. In their Brooklyn neighborhood, traveling by car presented a variety of difficulties, and many people opted for bicycles. But for many people in this area, cycling was more than a hobby or convenience, it was a passion and a sport. The Lefkowitz
If you are like many Americans, the current economic environment continues to make it difficult for your family to make ends meet. Many of us have readjusted our spending habits to such an extent that there is now a new normal. For example, we may no longer shop as much as or where they used to; we may settle for a
During each of the last four Jewish Link of New Jersey issues in 2016, I will be sharing five “money moves” to consider before the end of the year. This being the second part of this series, in this article I will share money moves six through 10.
When thinking about how to protect your livelihood or build the financial resources you will need to live life as desired, it often starts with clarifying what you want to achieve, what you value and how uncertainties can affect plans and aspirations.
To get you on the road to financial
Bienenfeld, CLU, ChFC, Partner at Bienenfeld, Lasek & Starr, LLC; courtesy of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)
We work with business owners of all shapes and sizes, from all industries, in all stages of business, from start-up to growth to transfer. What
You’ve built a successful family business, accumulated a nice retirement nest egg and put together a comprehensive estate plan. But if you don’t have a workable succession plan, there’s likely to be a big hole in your planning.
“A lot of people confuse succession planning with
A unique challenge and/or opportunity for small business owners is what happens when one or more of their children are brought into the business. The combination of family dynamics and day-to-day business can be explosive, both positively and negatively, and long lasting.
One of the