Thursday, October 06, 2022

Business Spotlight

At Retirement, How Will Your Cards Be Shuffled?

The random returns from non-guaranteed investments can be compared to playing cards drawn from a shuffled deck. You know that a regular deck of playing cards consists of 52 cards, but the order in which you receive them will be random. Likewise, historical returns from different investments may suggest a range of possible outcomes,


Here’s to a Lighter (Laundry) Load

Camp is almost over and you’re excited for your kids to come back home. You may even be waiting to welcome them with open arms. That is, until you catch sight of the duffel bags being dragged toward the house behind them. A funky smell is wafting your way, and the layers of dirt are clearly


Cone, Shake or Cup at Ice Cream on Grand—They’re All Amazing

How many remember an old-fashioned ice cream parlor where you went in, ordered and knew that generally you would have one of the basic ice cream flavors? That is not the feeling one has when walking through the doors of Ice Cream on Grand in Englewood. Give yourself some time to look


Fran’s Wicker and Rattan Furniture: Furnishing New Jersey for 50 Years

When Fran and David Gruber opened Fran’s Wicker and Rattan Furniture at its original location in Rockaway in 1967, the furniture industry was completely different from how it is today. Despite competition from department stores, big-box stores and online retailers, Fran’s continues to provide


Kivi Bernhard to Deliver Keynote Address at J-Biz Expo and Business Conference

It is the fascinating tale of a young frum entrepreneur who turned his childhood experiences tracking predatory animals around his native Johannesburg into a business philosophy that placed him onto the highest echelons of the speakers’ circuit for Microsoft and other corporate giants around the world.


Moe Hirsch Brings Safety to Heating and Cooling Your Home

In the words of rags-to-riches entrepreneur Jim Rhone: “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune!” Moe Hirsch of Rockland County subscribes to this formula. Even before opening his own business five years ago, Hirsch made it a point to continue his education on his own terms through trade


What’s in Your FICO Score?

Part 1 of a Credit Score Series

FICO ®Scores are calculated from different credit information sources in your credit report. There are five classes of categories (see below). The percentages in the categories below indicate the importance of each in your FICO Score calculation. FICO Scores


J-Biz Expo Draws Participation of Wells Fargo Bank and Diverse Businesses of All Sizes

It is not every day that your business can share a floor with the likes of Wells Fargo, Amex and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, but that is precisely what makes the 2016 J-Biz Expo and Business Conference such an exciting opportunity.

With registration for the June 1 event in full swing, the growing list


The Realistic Response to ‘Expert’ Optimists

Mark Twain said that an optimist is a day dreamer more elegantly spelled. If Twain were alive today, he might add that an optimist is a financial expert who can’t see trouble, even though it regularly shows up.

Since 2000, Birinyi Associates, a financial research firm, has tracked the yearly forecasts


Sixty Percent of What?

When the topic is group disability insurance, master swordsman Inigo Montoya from the 1987 movie Princess Bridemight reply: “You keep using that word ‘covered.’ I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Montoya’s skepticism is justified. What is considered “covered” by an


Relationship Building: The 2016 J-Biz Expo

“Like with the election cycle, there are a lot of (real estate) experts…,” Jason Dov Greenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization, quipped.

Mr. Greenblatt delivered an address and held a Q&A session at Wednesday’s J-Biz


Massive 2016 J-Biz Expo Launched at VIP Anniversary Celebration of Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Once you were a few short minutes off Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway, you knew you were going somewhere special.

The Bell Works Building in Holmdel, New Jersey, is essentially a high-end city of its own. With over two million square feet of space, and cavernous parking

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