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The Two Gifts of the Tax Code

January 20, 2017

The two gifts of the tax code are the Roth conversion and life insurance.” -Ed Slott, CPA

I first heard Ed Slott speak that quote at an IRA workshop on a May day in Washington, DC. As I boarded my train home, I reflected on how beautiful the cherry blossoms looked but also on how the Roth conversion and life insurance could change lives.

I had been a licensed financial advisor since ...

Choosing the Right Tax Professional in 4 Easy Steps

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Managing taxes during retirement might be the single most important factor influencing your retirement lifestyle. As you transition from working for an income to withdrawing income from your savings and investments, you might have questions: How can I maximize my income while minimizing income taxes in retirement? How will my Social Security be taxed? Should I be concerned ...

Summit Area YMCA Seeks to Expand Berkeley Heights Y at Community Pool Site

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tuesday night, Jan. 10, the CEO of the Summit Area YMCA Paul Kieltyka, made a proposal that he said would save both the Berkeley Heights Community Pool and the Berkeley Heights YMCA.

Kieltyka proposed the township allow the Summit Area Y to lease the property on which the Berkeley Heights Community Pool (BHCP) is located. If that were to happen, the Y would ...

“New Year, New Job, New You” -- Series of Free Workshops for Job Seekers at Temple Sholom

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, and Temple Sholom will be hosting a series of three free  workshops titled “New Year, New Job, New You”, on Thursday mornings, January 5, 12 and 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at Temple Sholom, 1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ.

The January ...

Youth Ages 16-24 Invited to Apply for New Job Training Program

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Second Chance, a program of the Plainfield Area YMCA is now accepting applications from out-of-school youths and young adults ages 16-24.

Second Chance is a free program designed to help young people gain life skills and training that leads to gainful employment and career advancement.

“Second Chance will help ...

Chamber Improves Business to Business Relations at Breakfast Networking Events in Berkeley Heights: How well do you know the Berkeley Heights YMCA?

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tiffany Escott, Director of the Berkeley Heights YMCA, engaged the audience of 30 businesses and community leaders to play a fun quiz game of "How well do you know the YMCA?" at this month's Suburban Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast in Berkeley Heights.

Every month, the Berkeley Heights breakfast sponsor has the opportunity ...

Job Opportunities with Hilton Garden Inn Springfield Opening in 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Tom Martucci, General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Springfield on Route 22, expects to be open for business early in the first quarter of 2017 and there are job opportunities. To help fill the positions, there will be a job fair held on Wednesday December 28, 2016.  It will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. to fill positions for the hotel. Positions ...

Holiday Spirit Shines Through Berkeley Heights Business Community Second Annual Winter Walk

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Winter Walk was born through the work of the Berkeley Heights Business Community along with the support of the Township and over 75 participating businesses in an effort to highlight the Berkeley Heights Business District in a more positive light. Enjoy the Spotlight on Berkeley Heights video presented by The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee of ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Hosts Holiday Party (Photos)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Tuesday evening, Dec. 13, the Suburban Chamber of Commerce held a Holiday Networking Party at Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors in New Providence. The Suburban Chamber of Commerce serves the Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights business communities. 

Event attendees included about 50 Chamber members, future Chamber members, and ...

'Mr. Wonderful Would be Proud': Summit Area YMCA Holds 'Shark Tank - Middle School Edition' Grand Finale

SUMMIT, NJ - After weeks of hard work and practice, middle school entrepreneurs made their final pitch to guest judges yesterday at the Summit Area YMCA's 'Shark Tank - Middle School Edition' Grand Finale. The Shark Tank program drives youth potential, creativity, and develops insight into the entrepreneurial business world. Students learn the inner workings of creating a ...

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Nicholas J. Dimakos to Speak on Handling Contested Guardianships

January 17, 2017

Nicholas J. Dimakos, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will speak on the role of the court-appointed attorney at “Handling Contested Guardianships.”  Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and the NJSBA Senior ...

Nicholas J. Dimakos to Speak on Handling Contested Guardianships

January 17, 2017

Nicholas J. Dimakos, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will speak on the role of the court-appointed attorney at “Handling Contested Guardianships.”  Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and the NJSBA Senior ...