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Tax Reform: Moving for a Job – It’s Not Good News

Early in my career, we moved twice due to the requirements of a job. When we were newly married, we moved from Boston to Brooklyn. We had a small apartment and didn’t have a lot of stuff. I connected with

“$9 Trillion…..”

Is a lot of money, for sure. By 2027, that is the amount of money projected to transfer from Americans’ estates to the next generation. If just 5% of that amount is designated for charitable purposes – a mere $441

A Plaque in the Bathroom? Really?

Maybe there is some truth to the story my former boss once told me. He said the best place to post a plaque acknowledging a significant contribution was in the Men’s’ or Ladies’ Bathroom. It would be hard for people

Advocacy in the Gun Debate: Strategic Investing

It is hard not to be impacted by the young people from Parkland, FL and their actions and advocacy for safer gun laws. They have certainly been impressive. The March 24th March for Our Lives in Washington and throughout the

“Venmo the Temple!”

Xerox is the first company I can remember that became a verb for the action it was best known for. For Baby Boomers, when Xerox’s duplicating technology became a staple in many offices, anytime you needed to copy a college

Interim or Permanent Rabbi: The Best Way to Go?

It depends. Temple Ner Tamid is a 480+ family congregation in Bloomfield, NJ – about 12 miles west of the Lincoln Tunnel. When Rabbi Steven Kushner becomes our emeritus rabbi in June, he will have been our rabbi for 38

Bad Stuff Does Happen…

At any time. And most often when you least expect it. When I was a teenager, my dad had shared with me that my grandfather – my dad’s father-in-law – had pestered he and my mom to buy cemetery plots

2018 Tax Reform: Doom & Gloom?

I don’t think so. Whenever there has been a change in the U.S. tax laws, I always consult with my accountant for a better understanding.  Arthur, who also happens to be my brother-in-law, always has the ability to explain such

#MeToo: Everyone Needs to Speak Up!!

Our various newsfeeds these past few months have been dominated by the reports of sexual harassment and assault. In business, in media and in politics. We wake up each day in anticipation of what the news will bring. Who else

#GivingTuesday and My Email Mailbox

#CyberMonday to #GivingTuesday – lots of time on our computers or phones! It will be interesting to see the results from #GivingTuesday for 2018. I am amazed by past results. Last year, more than 40,000 not-for-profit organizations and houses of

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