Guest Column

August 13, 2018

As any homeowner knows, property taxes are a very expensive part of owning a home. New Jersey residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.  Failure to pay property taxes can have devastating consequences on a family, including the loss of your home.  The money you pay in ...

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Think of almost any sport in existence and you will realize that running plays an important role. To be a well-rounded runner, strength training should be part of an athlete's arsenal just like agility training. Some of the benefits include maintaining lean muscle mass, minimizing muscle imbalances ...

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April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month, a national campaign to increase awareness about education, treatment, and prevention of STDs.   STDs are common, affecting 1 in 2 sexually active people during their lifetime - and most people don't know they are infected.  The rate ...

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Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - On March 14, nearly 1 million teenagers across the country stood up and walked out of school as part of a nationwide protest calling upon Congress to take action against gun violence. I am proud to have been one of them. Undeterred by the small size of the school, my friends and ...

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Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - People work hard all their lives accumulating assets, but they really only understand investments at retirement, when they must start paying for their lifestyle, said Walter Pardo, in an interview in the March edition of Advisors Magazine. Pardo is a Certified Wealth Strategist ...

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Don't let the snowstorm stop you from getting a good workout in! Here are simple, functional movements you can do at home, with or without equipment. If you don't have dumbbells, you can use a bottle of water or anything that you can grip comfortably. The mini bands, as you will see, are completely ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Emma González, a Parkland survivor and student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, discusses her fight for gun control in the wake of the tragedy in an op-ed published Monday in Harper's Bazaar. In the op-ed, González writes, "[I]f I’m able to communicate one thing to adults ...

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Beginning in the 2017 tax year, New Jersey will give an additional $3,000 exemption for military veterans. You are eligible to claim this exemption NJ state income tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the ...

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Guest Column The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide ...

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"The Great Wait" of the College Application Process For all the high school seniors and their parents, we are in the stressful "waiting period".  We've just finished or are finishing applications to all the schools we might possibly want to attend next year and now sit and wait our fate after ...

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Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents ...

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It is easy to become negative when there is so much stress at work and home, and every time we look at the news we see more dreadful headlines about natural disasters, war, disease and more. Negativity can soon become a habit if you don’t take action to try to look on the brighter side of things.

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Whether you're a high school or college athlete or an occasional runner, balance plays a major role in your routine. Core strength and balance allows you to perform at your safest and best potential. Whether running, lifting or performing upper or lower body activities, power in each movement is ...

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Children, careers and many outside commitments and responsibilities, can make it difficult to stay connected to your partner. As a couple, it is so easy to get caught up with the daily activities of life even when it is life’s enjoyable moments.  We take pride and responsibility in raising our ...

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It’s that time of year again, just 13 days in and you’ve probably already broken that New Year’s Resolution.  “New Year, New Me” has already gone out the window! This will be the year where we actually start going to the gym regularly and eating healthier.  Not so fast!. However, it’s not too late ...

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Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his ...

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Let’s see who wins and who may lose. We have all heard a lot about the new tax plan. Depending on your individual financial situation, you may have a positive or negative take on the tax bill. But how does it impact real estate? That also depends on a few things, like where you are buying a ...

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Many people have the misconception that slavery ended after the Civil War. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Slavery is very much still in existence—in fact, it is believed that 40 million people are slaves in the world today. Human Trafficking is the second largest ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although smartphones can be an engaging educational tool and also allow children to communicate with parents and grandparents while they're apart, members of Levine, Jacobs & Co. Certified Public Accountants is sharing some critical concerns to consider before buying a child ...

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The next few weeks until the end of the year are sure to be filled with a lot festivities; health-conscious people everywhere are bracing themselves to not derail their work. There is no reason to not enjoy this Most Wonderful Time of the Year. It's a time meant for celebrating and being thankful ...

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Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving ...

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During my 18-hour flight from JFK Airport to Cambodia, two thoughts entered my mind. The first thought was, ‘How in earth am I going to pass the time, crossing multiple time zones, in a cramped position within this massive Boeing 777-ER aircraft?!’  My immobilized and uncomfortable posture led to ...

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With the holidays approaching, people are busy making travel arrangements and shopping lists, digging out old recipes and getting their homes ready for what is arguably one of the most family oriented times of the year. However for couples with children who are ending their marriage or relationship ...

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Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ-  We share with you the alert from the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor Group regarding the latest news on the Tax Reform Proposal. It’s way to early to tell what will stay or what will go, ...

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My husband forwarded an article to me, “The thing about raising teenagers that no one wants to say out loud.” (link below)  It hit me… hard… so hard that I felt compelled to share and expand on it.  If your family is struggling, you’ll definitely relate.  It’s all too true, and I experienced it, ...

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Halloween is a fun time of year for both young and old. But with fun comes temptation, looming all around us in cute candy wrappings beckoning us to have just.one.more.treat…You can certainly still enjoy the Holiday without sabotaging your fitness and health goals. By allowing yourself a couple of ...

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The foam roller helps limit soreness and tightness by increasing blood flow and flexibility. It also helps with mobility. Even though most people think of rolling before or  after their workout, it’s also beneficial to roll on a rest day. All this helps in the enjoyment of your training process and ...

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