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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

Residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed a special interactive music and art program with toddlers on January 9. Organized by two volunteers, Rachel Marcus and Emily Fox, who bring their toddlers to visit the residents on a weekly basis, the event brought lots of smiles and laughter to the residents.

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

New heating and cooling systems are hefty investments. Knowing howto shop for a new system will save you money in the long run. Beyond the initial price Getting the right system for your home size and projected energy use is every bit as important as getting the best “deal” on the initial price. A system that is less energy efficient can end up costing a lot more than the sticker implies. Better technology means higher efficiency Newer heating and cooling units are designed to utilize less energy to keep your home ...

Pups @ Play

Living with a dog doesn't have to mean living with pet hair and paw prints all over everything in the house. With a little extra effort, you can maintain a beautiful, clean home and enjoy the wonderful perks of dog ownership. If a clean home is important to you, follow these tips for managing pet messes around the house. Choose Your Dog Carefully If you don't yet own a dog, you're in luck: Choosing the right dog breed can majorly reduce the mess you live with. Low-shedding breeds are the best choice for neat freaks because ...

Sobel Solutions

Year-end tax planning tips have always been a popular subject as the calendar turns to the fourth quarter, but as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed at the end of 2017, there is more interest in this topic than ever! The Act brings with it both the creation of new deductions and the elimination of old deductions that need to be taken into consideration when planning any last minute maneuvers.  Following generic, one-size-fits-all “tax tips,” may not be the best way to start the process.  Instead, the ...

Where Are They Now?

A few months ago, I saw a Facebook post by Andrea Ubaldi about her son Jason’s shows airing on TV. I was intrigued. I’ve known Jason since I was very young. Our moms had us while they were living in the same apartment complex. I immediately binge-watched and LOVED the shows – and messaged Jason to tell him how great they were! When I set out to start writing this column, Jason was on the top of my interview list. We had a great chat. It is always nice catching up with old friends! I’m very happy and excited for ...

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