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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Business Spotlight

What’s in Your FICO Score?

Part 1 of a Credit Score Series

FICO® Scores are calculated from different credit information sources in your credit report. There are five classes of categories (see below). The percentages in the categories below indicate the importance of each in your FICO Score calculation. FICO Scores

J-Biz Expo Draws Participation of Wells Fargo Bank and Diverse Businesses of All Sizes

It is not every day that your business can share a floor with the likes of Wells Fargo, Amex and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, but that is precisely what makes the 2016 J-Biz Expo and Business Conference such an exciting opportunity.

With registration for the June 1 event in full swing, the growing list

The Realistic Response to ‘Expert’ Optimists

Mark Twain said that an optimist is a day dreamer more elegantly spelled. If Twain were alive today, he might add that an optimist is a financial expert who can’t see trouble, even though it regularly shows up.

Since 2000, Birinyi Associates, a financial research firm, has tracked the yearly forecasts

Sixty Percent of What?

When the topic is group disability insurance, master swordsman Inigo Montoya from the 1987 movie Princess Bride might reply: “You keep using that word ‘covered.’ I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Montoya’s skepticism is justified. What is considered “covered” by an

Relationship Building: The 2016 J-Biz Expo

“Like with the election cycle, there are a lot of (real estate) experts…,” Jason Dov Greenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization, quipped.

Mr. Greenblatt delivered an address and held a Q&A session at Wednesday’s J-Biz

Massive 2016 J-Biz Expo Launched at VIP Anniversary Celebration of Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Once you were a few short minutes off Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway, you knew you were going somewhere special.

The Bell Works Building in Holmdel, New Jersey, is essentially a high-end city of its own. With over two million square feet of space, and cavernous parking

Designed for Blue Water

Blue-water sailing refers to open-sea sailing, such as ocean crossings, where one is unable to put in at a sheltered harbor to avoid heavy weather. When storms bear down, a sailboat and its crew must be able to ride out the event, sometimes trimming all sails and simply absorbing the punishment of violent winds and heaving seas until the

Durable Goods and Zero-Interest Loans

A frequently overlooked topic in discussions about personal finance is how to best purchase durable goods. Durable goods are products that don’t have to be purchased frequently, usually last for longer periods and are typically kept for five years or more. This definition encompasses a wide range of items such as automobiles, appliances,

Mike Aghachi: Creating a Business the Right Way

Paramus—What drives you? What motivates you? For some people, that might be a challenging question. However, for Mike Aghachi, owner and founder of LuxQue, a boutique real estate marketing firm, the answer is simple. He wants to give back to those who helped him and his family.

TJE Provides Business Mentorship to Would-Be Entrepreneurs

The Jewish Entrepreneur (TJE) is an exciting new program for the Jewish business community. TJE provides a full-service, pro-bono mentoring program for Jewish entrepreneurs of all affiliations. Our mentors are recruited from across the business spectrum and are available to help both aspiring, as well as existing,

American Oleh Turns Matchmaker for Israeli Businesses

Jeremy Lustman is the unlikeliest of shadchanim.

A 42-year-old resident of Hashmonaim who grew up in Baltimore and has been a practicing lawyer for the last 15 years, Lustman spends a significant amount of time flying around the world meeting eligible prospects. But it isn’t

Up-and-Coming Israeli Companies Look to Do Business in the USA

Over 50 high-ranking Israeli business executives, including CEOs/CFOs (chief executive officers, chief financial officers), were treated to an eye-opening and informative conference, focusing on the financial, legal and mass media aspects of opening an American subsidiary, which was sponsored by Amcon Marketing at the Israel Export