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CPA Q&A

Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, discusses whether or not one’s Social Security counts on the FAFSA– LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on the digital news site of The Star-Ledger and NJadvancemedia. In the article, “Does Social Security count on the FAFSA?” Karu states, “Under the law, up to 85 percent of the recipient's Social Security benefits are ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

Daughters of Israel was presented with the Employer Recognition Award, “For Championing Employment for People with Disabilities” by the Essex County & Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee, on October 29 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - Livingston

HELLO FALL!  Where did summer go?  It always seems so fleeting does it not?  The start of Fall brings with it, so many beginnings… School of course, always is top of mind for those of us with children at that age. Re-arranging closets is a close second… moving warm weather clothing to the back.. Moving colder weather clothing up in rotation…  It is almost officially BOOT Season.. Routine.. Getting back into some normalcy of a schedule. Setting an alarm ...

Kevin's Corner

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home. Kitchen Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime: Use the hood fan to reduce all the steam rolling off your boiling stovetop items.  Open windows to create a freshening airflow. If you need more draft ...

Pups @ Play

An aging doggie may have many of the same issues as elderly humans, but when it comes to your pet, some aspects of care are a different animal, in part because your pooch can’t talk. First, you need to be aware that canines age more quickly than people and can be considered to have reached their senior years even as ‘young’ as age 6-10. Interestingly, the lifespan of dogs can differ depending on the breed and size—typically, the bigger the dog, the shorter its lifespan. The good news is that because of advances in ...

Sobel Solutions

On August 1, 2018, Sobel & Co. employees participated in their eighth annual Day of Community Service – the culmination of months of hard work, preparation and fundraising at the firm. Each year the firm selects a nonprofit organization from the tri-state area, focusing on raising awareness and raising revenue in support of the organization and its mission. The 2018 effort is led by the firm’s summer audit interns and was coordinated with our Human Resource professionals. Emily Sobel-Grise and Molly Lockwood offered guidance ...

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