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Anthony J. Enea

Congratulations on your retirement! Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in proper order. The following are some bucket list additions the newly retired should consider: 1. Create an inventory of all your assets, ...

Brett Freeman

The following opinion piece is not an endorsement from Mahopac News or our company, Halston Media.   Rather, it is my personal endorsement. I’m just one individual who happens to purchase ink by the barrel, and my personal opinions have little impact on the news coverage of this newspaper, as I don’t micromanage our editor. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I want to tell you a little bit about Jonathan Schneider. Our two families became fast friends 12 years ago. In fact, we consider the Schneiders to ...

Bruce the Blog

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates. Shortages of sashes have spurred resourceful work-arounds. Students have formed a bucket brigade of sorts, where those who have collected their diplomas, once off stage, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen. When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time. "I say this to all of my advertisers. You're not just placing an ad on TAP, we're going to help you brand your business and we're going to tell your ...

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The Joys of Imperfection 

May 16, 2022

I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect dinner, perfect dress size and perfect response to every smart aleck remark that comes my ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...