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From Banking to Flowers: Grateful for Every Single Client

Teaneck—In 2004, Mark Kirschenbaum left a 25-year career in international banking to purchase a fledgling wholesale and retail floral business and renamed it Roses by Mark. While there have been bumps along the road, he has built up the business with an eye for freshness and quality. He arranges for pre-Shabbos and Yom Tov home

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MBA Matchmakers: InsideIL Connects Business Students With Israeli Internships

It’s no secret that business moguls such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are heavily invested in Israel. Technology leaders such as Intel, Microsoft, and Apple selected the Jewish state—which is nicknamed the “start-up nation”—for their first research facilities outside the US. As such, Israel has become a fertile

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Hampel is Toast of Bergenfield’s Kosher Wine Country

Bergenfield—It’s not too often that wine salesmen know so much about kosher wine that they can cheerfully discuss the unique biographical details of well-known Jewish vintners like Rashi, who lived 1,000 years ago, as well as share concern that wines that bear his great and historically significant name are so

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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