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How Are Social Security Benefits Calculated?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your retirement is when and how to receive your Social Security benefits, but it’s crucial to understand potential tax implication prior to doing so.

For many retirees that will have additional sources of income in retirement, Social Security benefits can push you into a higher tax bracket. However, with the proper proactive ...

Be Diligent About Distribution Planning

As the Baby Boom generation ages, advisors increasingly will be working with clients in the distribution stage of their portfolios. Advising on IRA distributions can be more challenging than advising on accumulation.

If clients save substantial amounts, invest in a well-diversified portfolio, and focus on tax-advantaged accounts, accumulation success may be obtained.

Eighth Annual ‘Bark-A-Que’ to Help Rescue Dogs Find Homes Set for September at Planet Honda in Union

August 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Rescue dogs will be seeking perfect forever homes at Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Eighth Annual “Bark-a-Que” & Dog Adoption Event, to take place at Planet Honda in Union, on Sunday, Sept. 9.

The pet-friendly event, to which attendees are encouraged to bring their own dogs, will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM at 2285 Route 22 West in Union, ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, August 20 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

As our summer programs are winding down, we are planning our fall programs – watch for the next newsletter in your mailbox!  We are also in the middle of preparing our next strategic development plan.  For that, we need your help!  Please give your input for the ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Book and Sheet Music Giveaway August 27-31

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a Book and Sheet Music Giveaway Monday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Aug. 31 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. daily. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) located at 570 Central Ave. in New Providence. The book and music giveaway includes teaching method ...

How to Make a Difference, One Tree at a Time - Tree Steward Training Begins Sept. 5

Union County residents looking for a chance to make a real difference can join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County. Members of this all-volunteer group get expert training in topics related to local trees, and they share their knowledge with the community.

No previous training in horticulture or trees is required.

“Our Master Tree Stewards have helped thousands of Union County ...

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

August 18, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

August 15, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of ...

Two Arts Groups in Berkeley Heights Receive Union County 'HEART' Grants

August 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Wharton Institute of The Performing Arts and the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra each received one of 63 HEART Grants awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders this year.

The Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program provides funding for 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations. The Wharton ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Summer Edition

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

It's Out of Our Hands

No surprise, the entire college process is big business.  There are testing giants with a choke hold evaluating students and the thousands of test prep companies and tutors to help you boost your scores.  A quick Amazon search will result in hundreds of books about writing your essay, and how to find the school that’s right for you.  And of course the colleges themselves ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...