Love and Money - Marriage, Remarriage, and the Tax Code
Ahhh, Springtime in New York and love is in the air. Birds are building nests, bees are pollinating like there is no tomorrow, and New Yorkers are dropping to one knee and asking “is it fiscally reasonable to get married or remarried?” When it comes to death, divorce, and taxes,... »
The Origins Of May Day
It's May Day in America... Most Americans know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day, and that May Day has its origins here in this country - it is as "American" as baseball and apple pie! But it wasn't a walk in the park. Lives were lost, the landscape... »
New York State Significantly Changes its Estate and Gift Tax Regime
New York State recently implemented significant changes to the Estate and Gift tax regime for New York residents, and in some instances, for non-New York residents, as part of the April 1st budget bill. The State and Governor Cuomo have touted the changes as "taxpayer friendly," but the... »
The Right to Donate Organs
When Rohn Neugebauer, an otherwise-healthy 48-year-old man, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 16, his family knew he wanted to donate his tissue and organs to someone in need. Just a few months earlier, he had co-hosted a fundraiser for a local organ donation organization, the Center... »
Late “Law and Order” Actor Jerry Orbach is Playing a Starring Role in a New Legal Drama
Late “Law & Order” actor Jerry Orbach is playing a starring role in a new legal drama — even though he died 10 years ago reports The New York Post. The actor’s friend and former accountant is refusing to relinquish control over a Chase bank account belonging to Orbach’s company, Mingoya... »
Tenant Wins Round in Eviction Battle Over Late-Life Adoption
A Long Island City tenant who got herself adopted to claim a rent-controlled apartment won’t be packing her bags anytime soon. Maria DeTommaso, as she now calls herself, appeared in Queens Housing Court last week as her landlords tried to evict her from an apartment in which they say she... »
Spring Cleaning
Planning for bad situations can be, well, pretty depressing. Part of my philosophy is to plan well so that you can enjoy life. Here are some springtime tips and apps to get you prepared for the summer and easy living! Homejoy: Find a maid in your location and based on... »
Celebrity Death Match
Just because they're rich and famous doesn't mean they set it up in a way to pass it on to the next generation. Take Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is always especially tragic when anyone dies leaving young children. His tragic death also emphasizes the importance of continuing to examine... »
Avoid 529-Plan Pitfalls
A 529 Plan is an education savings plan operated by a state or educational institution designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs. When college time comes, parents expect to be able to tap into their savings for the use it was intended, but beware! You... »
March Brain Teaser
Each of these puzzles represents a common saying or expression. Can you figure out what they are? STANDS 0_23456789 MEREPEAT o er t o GR 12" AVE faredce cotaxme no ways it ways eeeeeeeeeec you cont ol r poFISHnd 13579 AZ ch poorri Y Y guy guy   Scroll down for the answers! STANDS 0_23456789 Noone understands MEREPEAT Repeat after me   o er t o Painless operation GR 12" AVE One foot in... »
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