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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Business Spotlight

Grow and Behold Foods: Kosher Pastured Meats

Founded in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY by Naftali and Anna Hanau, Grow and Behold Foods brings you delicious OU Glatt Kosher pastured meats raised on small family farms. The farmers adhere to the strictest standards of kashrut, animal welfare, worker treatment and sustainable agriculture. Every cut is carefully trimmed and

Why Don’t You Understand Your Compensation?

Indeed, most people don’t understand their compensation. That’s amazing, since after all, compensation is the main purpose for having a job. Don’t misunderstand me: Most people know their salary, but salary is only a part of total compensation. There’s a lot more that you should know about this subject so that when you’re in the

Tax Tips: How Many Allowances Should I Take on My W-4?

Tax season brings about a mix of emotions from the public. You have your happy taxpayers that look forward to this time like a kid about to open a Chanukah present. These are the people that consistently get a nice fat refund from Uncle Sam every year. Never mind that what you are actually receiving is your own money that you lent

Women’s-Only Yoga Studio Opens in West Orange

West Orange—The opening of Keter Yoga marks the beginning of a new era for the Jewish women of West Orange. Keter Yoga is a women’s-only yoga studio offering semi-private and private classes for the community. The studio can accommodate up to 10 or 12 women in the semi-private classes. Yoga classes include breath work

Creative Cuisine Defines Black Tie Events

Growing up in Israel, Ilan Amoltov would stand in the family kitchen, watching his mother prepare classic Persian dishes, and fell in love with cooking. As the co-chef/owner of Black Tie Events, he improvised and combined the spices and flavors of his mother’s home cooking with the refined techniques he learned

O’Neill Contracting: Providing Free Energy Efficiency Audits to the Bergen County Community

Bergenfield—Is your house so drafty you could invite friends over for windsurfing? Did you ever think to yourself, especially during a cold winter like this one, that your heating system seems to be running all the time? Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself that it should be more efficient, or that your insulation should be keeping the

A Passion to Create Inspires Leah Chamish

At first glance, the connection between artist Leah Chamish’s two ventures, Murals by Leah and Touring Teddies, is not apparent. But there is common denominator that makes perfect sense. “My passion isn’t just for art, it’s for creating,” Chamish says. “Mostly, it’s to create for children, to make them

Social Security: Don’t Be in a Rush; Take Your Time

A popular expression goes “good things come to those who wait.” Undoubtedly, whoever coined that phrase did not have Social Security benefits in mind, but the saying certainly applies very well to them. As opined below, most people are better off deferring their Social Security retirement date until at least age 66, and probably to age

Ring In the New Year With a COLA

In 2015, nearly 64 million Americans who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase to their monthly benefit payments of 1.7%.

The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker in 2015 is $1,328 (up from $1,306 in

Gotta Dance? Morah Rochelle’s Rikkud Dance Program Offers Classes, Camp for Girls

Teaneck—Rochelle Yaros has danced for as long as she can remember. Last year, she started Rikkud Dance, a private dance program in Teaneck, teaching dance to groups of little girls, aged three to nine, on Sunday mornings. She also runs a week-long Rikkud Dance Camp in the summertime, between camp and school, and offers

Mazel Tov, It’s a Tax Deduction!

Remember that joy when you saw your baby for the first time? What an amazing feeling knowing that you brought so much joy to the world. Now imagine your happiness when you realize that you didn’t just bring joy into the world, you also got tax breaks for you and your family. According to the Department of Agriculture, it costs on

Proportional Perspectives on Work and Retirement

For all the window dressing the financial-service industry can add to the process, it is possible to distill the essential issues in retirement planning to two, expressed as a ratio of working years to retirement years. This ratio does not produce an exact number for retirement, but it gives you a sense of the task at hand and how long you