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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Business Spotlight

How the IRS Views Miles & Points Earned From Purchasing and Flying

One of the most commonly asked questions directed to PEYD is whether customers have to report to the IRS the monies earned through cashing-out miles and points or report the value obtained when using miles and points for flights or other redemption options like hotel stays, car rentals or gift cards. This issue is highlighted by the fact

Tax Tips: Tax Breaks for Teachers

As a former student and now a parent of school-aged children, I realize that being a teacher is truly a thankless job. Most of your day is spent trying to teach and inspire students who would rather be anywhere but stuck inside a classroom. This is not an easy gig. I imagine that sometimes it must feel like a comedian doing standup

Retirement Serenity

For many Americans, retirement is a stressful topic. Surveys repeatedly show a large percentage of US households are nowhere close to accumulating enough assets to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Instead, they live with a series of nagging thoughts about the tenuous nature of their long-term financial future, wondering…

Jenny Wilson and Maple Street Financial: A Financial Planner for the Middle Class

“When middle class people use financial planning solutions that are designed for the wealthy, it can be like treating heart disease with insulin,” said Jenny Wilson, founder of Maple Street Financial. “The treatment doesn’t suit the malady.”

Wilson worked in accounting for many years before she

DAEN: Making Memories

Livingston–Despite a career in hedge funds, Eyal Bitansky’s passion for playing wouldn’t die down. On a pro bono basis, he worked as a DJ or–with his wife Anya as event producer–Including events for the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, the Friendship Circle, Bet Elazarki, Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield Mikvah Chana of

Disability in Lake Wobegon

In his long-running radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion,” host Garrison Keillor reports events from the fictional community of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, a place where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”

Keillor’s remark about the

scan2ship Revolutionizes Online Shopping

Englewood–The steps involved in purchasing staples to keep a family running are often complicated. Making shopping lists, choosing what everyone likes, and then carrying, moving items into cars, out of cars, and down to basements for storage are just some of the maneuvers involved. Since many families have two working parents,

A Good Time to “Zero In” on Debt Reduction?

Stamped in big bold letters on the envelope, the phrase “ZERO INTEREST” or “PAY 0%” catches your attention. You have just received a “teaser” from a credit-card company, an offer to transfer an existing card balance to a new lender, and have zero interest applied to that balance for a specified period.

THE WINNING EDGE 2014 CONFERENCE: Business Professionals’ Conference Meets in Fort Lee

More than 160 business professionals attended Winning Edge 2014 Business Conference last week and have given Bottom Line Marketing Group, the sponsor, positive feedback. After a full breakfast and presentations by Yitzchok Saftlas, President of Bottom Line Marketing Group, Executive coach and sales trainer Adam Lieberman

When You Need a Lawyer: Rosenblatt Law

Hackensack–“Professional, Experienced and Effective.” You can’t ask for anything more when you need a lawyer to represent you or your business and you have a serious legal problem. And that is exactly what Rosenblatt Law, P.C. consistently provides its clients. Rosenblatt Law, P.C. has just opened its Bergen County office directly across the street

When You Need a Lawyer: Rosenblatt Law

Hackensack–“Professional, Experienced and Effective.” You can’t ask for anything more when you need a lawyer to represent you or your business and you have a serious legal problem. And that is exactly what Rosenblatt Law, P.C. consistently provides its clients. Rosenblatt Law, P.C. has just opened its Bergen County office directly across the street from the

Tax Tips: Choosing the Right Accountant

As an accountant and a lawyer I’ve heard my fair share of jokes regarding my profession. Take for example, “When does a person decide to become an accountant? When he realizes he doesn’t have the charisma to be an undertaker.” Then there’s “What’s the difference between an accountant and a lawyer? The accountant knows he’s