The Regularity of Irregular Diplomacy
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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If there is a “regularity” spectrum for special presidential envoys to foreign nations, I’d guess former President Jimmy Carter sits near one end and former basketball player Dennis Rodman near the other. Rudy Giuliani can go wherever you would like to put him between the two. One thing is certain about Giuliani’s representation of President Trump’s positions on Ukraine: What …

TribuneThe Regularity of Irregular Diplomacy
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

Real ID, Later Rather Than Sooner
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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WEST HARRISON, NY — November 18, 2019 — The Westchester County Airport in West Harrison, New York – colloquially called the “White Plains” airport for the larger nearby city – is a small and usually somewhat sleepy place, despite its one central and overcrowded waiting room. The airport is convenient for travelers in the suburbs north of New York City …

eHeziReal ID, Later Rather Than Sooner
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

Can We Sit Out A Gulf War?
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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The ultimate consequences of Iran’s latest foray into “don’t look at us” aggression are far from clear, but one thing is certain: A lot of players, Iran included, must now put their cards on the table. News broke yesterday that Saudi oil officials are buying refined products and crude from other countries in order to supply their own customers in …

eHeziCan We Sit Out A Gulf War?
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

Whether the Stock Market Soars or Sinks, Stay Cool
By ANTHONY D. CRISCUOLO (CFP®)

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Market timing doesn’t work. Have a long-term plan and determine if you’re over- or underinvested in U.S. stocks, foreign stocks and bonds. The stock market this past year has given investors both ecstasy and agony. It continues to provide object lessons. The first lesson: Don’t get overly excited when the market soars. If you become convinced that there’s no place …

eHeziWhether the Stock Market Soars or Sinks, Stay Cool
By ANTHONY D. CRISCUOLO (CFP®)

Long-Term Solution, Short-Term Problem
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

eHezi Archives, Business, Community, Economic Development, History, Mt. Vernon, Ossining, Ossining, NY, Westchester County, NY, White Plains, NY, Yonkers, NY Leave a Comment

When a business says “No new customers please,” something has gone very wrong. When that business is a major utility, the first place to look for the responsible parties is in the halls of government. Earlier this year, Consolidated Edison imposed a moratorium on new natural gas connections in Westchester County, New York. As of mid-March, the utility stopped accepting …

eHeziLong-Term Solution, Short-Term Problem
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

If You Invest in Lyft or Uber, You Might be Taken for a Ride
By PAUL JACOBS, CFP®, EA

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There’s a lower-risk way to get growth ATLANTA, GEORGIA — May 3, 2019 — Investors should not be too hasty to jump into Lyft and Uber. They could be taken for a ride. Uber’s initial public offering (IPO) is expected the week of May 6, and many investors are lining up to climb aboard. Lyft’s stock made its debut in …

eHeziIf You Invest in Lyft or Uber, You Might be Taken for a Ride
By PAUL JACOBS, CFP®, EA

Congressional Anti-Semitism Task Force Statement on Poway Synagogue Shooting

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WASHINGTON, DC — May 2, 2019 — The Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism issued this statement on the tragic shooting in a synagogue in Poway, California: “On this day, we solemnly commemorate Yom Hashoah and the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. We also extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and the …

eHeziCongressional Anti-Semitism Task Force Statement on Poway Synagogue Shooting

An Ancient Hate Thrives Amid Modern Frustrations
By PAUL JACOBS, CFP®, EA

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The shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California last weekend was undeniably tragic. But it is hard to tell if it is a symptom of a growing problem in the U.S. – one with centuries of history behind it. Anti-Semitism is often a sign of a society under pressure or in decline. While Jews were widely persecuted in Medieval Europe, …

eHeziAn Ancient Hate Thrives Amid Modern Frustrations
By PAUL JACOBS, CFP®, EA

Don’t Fall Into a Tax Trap When You Move to a New State
By PAUL JACOBS (CFP®)

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Moving to a low-tax paradise can backfire without planning Many people used to be able to deduct all state and local taxes (SALT) on their federal return. That took some of the sting out of living in a high-tax state. But the new tax law rubs SALT into the wound by capping the SALT deduction at $10,000. Well-off people now …

eHeziDon’t Fall Into a Tax Trap When You Move to a New State
By PAUL JACOBS (CFP®)

Opportunity Zones Give Investors New Opportunities to Diversify, Cut Taxes and Profit
By MELINDA KIBLER (CFP®), Enrolled Agent (EA)

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Act by December 31, 2019 to Get Full Tax Benefits Taxpayers have a unique opportunity in 2019, thanks to the new Opportunity Zones program. It offers valuable tax breaks to investors who reinvest capital gains in projects designed to bolster economically struggling communities. You can reduce your taxes, potentially make a long-term profit and help the targeted areas. Under the …

eHeziOpportunity Zones Give Investors New Opportunities to Diversify, Cut Taxes and Profit
By MELINDA KIBLER (CFP®), Enrolled Agent (EA)