Friday, June 09, 2023

Business Spotlight

A Career in IT? Think for a Moment

In the full 12 months of 2022, a great year overall for the job market, 1,054 companies in the tech sector registered 164,411 layoffs (Source: layoffs.com, which monitors tech companies).

By mid-April of this year, that number already was blown out of the water, with 586 tech companies reporting 170,549


The Truth About Home Ownership: It’s Not Always a Good Idea

If you asked any of your friends, family, or colleagues what their goals for the future were, I’m willing to bet that purchasing a house would come up at some point. After all, this is the great “American dream” that we’ve all been spoon-fed as we were growing up. Get a good job, establish your family, and then put your


Think Big

Penny Marshall directed a 1988 American fantasy drama film called “Big” about the wish of a 12-year-old boy to become an adult. After being transformed into a 30-year-old man, Josh (played by actor Tom Hanks) travels to New York City to work for MacMillen Toy Company as a new toy tester. There is the banter between Josh and his best


Go All In on Your Tasks

Now that we’ve focused on removing distractions and blocking out time, the next step is to go all in on specific tasks (“single tasking”) and avoid multitasking like the plague. Multitasking refers to when we try to achieve multiple things simultaneously, such as returning calls or listening to messages while reviewing and editing


Taking Stock of Your Company Stock: How Much Is Too Much?

As a financial professional I regularly receive many questions from clients and friends about a wide variety of financial issues, mostly regarding the stock market. When I receive a question in shul on Shabbos, I have a standard answer: I do not engage in discussions about personal finance or markets on Shabbos. But during the rest of the


Classroom Clarity: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School

It’s not uncommon for children to struggle in the classroom, and, very often, those struggles are accompanied by a lack of confidence and self-esteem, both in and out of school. Ahuva Levy, founder of Classroom Clarity LLC, wants to change all that. Levy, a Judaic studies middle school teacher, explained that one of the major


Penny & Co. Events Produces Stunning Simchas in Israel

“There is nothing more spectacular and meaningful than making a simcha in Israel,” said Penny Rabinowitz, founder of event planning firm Penny & Co. Events, now based in Israel. “It is our history — our homeland!”

Rabinowitz helps


Foxtail Financial: The Perfect Solution for Your Business Needs

Zack Goldglantz knows a thing or two about managing a business. Spending much of his career in the financial services industry at a global tax operations company, he worked closely with international tax agencies, large banks, hedge funds and high net-worth clients, gaining valuable insight about what it takes to establish


NJJBA Hosts Business Panel on How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Economy

The New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance hosted its Economic Development Forum on March 1, 2023 at St. Peter’s University Skyroom in Jersey City. Participants from varying industries converged to discover how businesses survive and thrive in the current economy. With a constantly changing economic


Regulating Crypto? It’s About Time

If you’re a cryptocurrency executive, entrepreneur, or any kind of mover and shaker in that arena, you’re probably not very happy right now. You were hoping – and planning – for a 2023 bounce back from 2022, which was a disaster of a year, as we all know.

After a precipitous fall in the global


Thoughts on the Latest Banking Crisis

This whole Silicon Valley situation has been frustrating, as it was totally preventable in my assessment. While everyone I have listened to and read tries to pass blame, the fact is that blame gets us nowhere. Progress is made from knowledge, understanding and self-accountability. This is why a core value of my firm, Julius Wealth


When an Emergency Arises

During a nationally televised NFL game, Damar Hamlin, a Buffalo Bills safety, collapsed following a routine tackle. The incident riveted the entire country’s attention. Thanks to the team of medics, CPR and other resuscitation measures were administered immediately. Unquestionably, they saved his life. Later, we learned that his

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