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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Disability Facts That Might Surprise You

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

20 Money Moves to Make Before the End of 2016

Part III

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.

Identify Your Family’s Financial Priorities

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.

The Wheels of Change Bring Brooklyn Bike Shop to North Jersey

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

Five Tips for Your Better Financial Future

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

20 Money Moves to Make Before the End of 2016

Part II

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.

20 Money Moves to Make Before the End of 2016

In 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.

  1. Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

If you are considering an

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning for Financial Security

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

We’ve Learned a Lot From Business Owner Clients

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

Valuing Your Company: Knowing Your Worth Makes It Easier to Plan Ahead

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

Inheritance Equalization Strategies for Business Owners

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

The Gas Tax Increase Isn’t All Bad, Right?

New Jersey. The Garden State. The land of extremely high taxes, corrupt politicians and (often) broken roads. But at least we have the second cheapest gas in the coun—wait, what?

Did your gas bill just go up?

On October 23, 2016, Chris Christie