Divorce Decor with guest Jodi Topitz

Real Estate and Money ShowThursday September 11th, 2014 Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou welcome Jodi Topitz Interior Stylist, Divorce Decor Expert and Founder of we2me® to the Real Estate and Money Show at 10am on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial.

Divorce Decor  with guest Jodi Topitz Show Topics

  • DOWNSIZING (real estate/money) Going from old space to new space- What goes, what stays, what gets thrown out, what gets stored, what looks good in the new space- downsizing efficiently saves a lot of money and addresses the new found real estate aesthetically to maximize the new property
  • HOME STAGING (real estate/money) By making the house more salable and knowing what buyers are looking for, financially reaps more money for the sellers and speeds up the sale.
  • PERMANENCY (real estate/therapeutic) Creating a sense of permanency through color & design after being uprooted from everything you know is crucial, especially where kid's are involved. Putting effort & money into your new space says "I'm not going anywhere, this is home"
  • STRATEGIC GAME PLAN (real estate/money/therapeutic) Assessing what is needed- Do you need a realtor- a financial advisor (specializing in divorce)- a painter- a roofer or a family therapist- have a professional entourage of help.
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What is a Structural Engineer

Real Estate and Money Show PodcastWhat is a Structural Engineer? Tune in September 4th, 2014 Antoinette and Marc welcome Joseph G. DiPompeo, PE, SECB President of the Structural Workshop, LLC. Tune in Thursday at 10am on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial or listen to the podcast.

Show Topics What is a Structural Engineer?

  • As relates to Real Estate
  • Commercial and single family services
  • Differences from Architects and Home Inspectors Structural Engineer’s role during Real Estate Transaction
  • Structural Workshop and what we do and what we do differently
  • Specialty department for RE transactions
  • Cost of repairs vs. cost of inspection Issues we deal
  • Foundation cracking
  • Framing Issues
  • Construction defects
  • Design of repairs
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Principal Residence Tax Savings Ideas

Real Estate and Money Show PodcastPrincipal Residence Tax Savings Ideas, Thursday August 28th, 2014 Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou welcome Joseph DeLorenzo of Traphagen & Traphagen CPAs. Tune in at 10am  on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial. Podcast  

topics discussed from an income, gift, inheritance, or estate tax standpoint.

  • When you are the buyer
  • When you are the seller
  • Other transfers and ownership
  • Estate planning issues

Principal Residence Tax Savings Ideas Joseph Delorenzo, CPA

Joseph DeLorenzo of Traphagen & Traphagen CPAsJoseph Delorenzo, is a graduate of New York University with a B.S. degree in accounting. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the states Continue reading »

Paul Partidge Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Benefits

Real Estate and Money Show PodcastThursday August 14th, 2014 Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou welcome Paul Partidge of Sage Financial Partners, to discuss How to Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Benefits.  1160 WVNJ on your am dial. Listen to the podcast.

Show Topics

  • There are 567 ways to claim your benefits -- which is right for you?
  • How Baby Boomers can avoid missing out on as much as $250,000
  • How "secure" is Social Security -- will it be there for you?
  • Why Social Security Administration Policy forbids employees from giving you advice for filing your claim

Paul Partidge Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Benefits

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Best sources for Information on Mortgages

Real Estate and Money ShowThursday July 17th, 2014 join Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou as they discuss the best sources of information for the homebuyer and those seeking mortgages with expert guest Bob Zeitlinger, public relations executive and managing director of B To Z Communications. Listen to the podcast.

Best sources for Information on Mortgages Show Topics

  1. How home-buyers and those in the market for a mortgage can quickly and effectively navigate a variety of online and traditional media sources for information.
  2. Understanding the differences between independent editorial content, sponsored content and paid content (advertising).
  3. Top sources for unbiased real estate and mortgage information in the northern New Jersey market.
  4. How to research the various professionals offering to provide real estate, mortgage and other services to you.
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Importance of a Basic Understanding of Life Insurance

Real Estate and Money Show PodcastThursday July, 10th, 2014 Antoinette Gangi and Mark Demetriou welcome Ronald Pawlikowski, CLU to talk with us about the importance of a basic understanding of life insurance for our wealth management endeavors. Broadcasted Thursday at 10am on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial.

Show Topics

  • What is life insurance?
  • When is it appropriate?
  • The different types of life insurance
  • How much does it cost?

Importance of a Basic Understanding of Life Insurance

RJP-cropped Ronald J. Pawlikowski, CLU is a self-employed insurance broker specializing in life insurance. Prior to starting his own firm, he served as a technical life insurance analyst with a leading insurance consulting firm in Manhattan. Prior to that, he was a senior accountant with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG). He passed the CPA exam in 1981 and the CLU exam in 1992. He is a Past Vice-President and Treasurer of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and also Past President of the Morris-Sussex Chapter. He also Continue reading »

LIVE Your Dreams

Real Estate and Money Show Jed Smith PodcastLIVE Your Dreams Thursday June 19th 2014 joining Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou is Author and Entrepreneur, Jean Criss of Jean Criss Media. Today Jean will discuss her third book in the trilogy, ‘My Pain Woke Me Up’, entitled: LIVE Your Dreams, due out in the next few weeks. Listen to the podcast of the show.

show Topics

  • image004Inspiration for writing and self-publishing
  • How I got started with the Trilogy
  • Beaded Baubles & Jean Criss Media, LLCs
  • ‘Jean Criss Media Has Legs’
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Navigating Retirement with guest Steven Kolinsky

Real Estate and Money Show Jed Smith PodcastJune 12th, 2014 Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou present Navigating Retirement with their guest Steven Kolinsky of Kolinsky & Associates. Tune in at 10am on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial. Podcast.

Topic: Navigating Retirement

  • Identifying the Gap - social security and pensions other sources of retirement income.
  • Asset allocation and performance
  • Alternative asset classes
  • REITS as an income source.
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Estate Planning Made Easy with Jules Haas

Real Estate and Money Show Jed Smith PodcastThursday May 29th, Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou welcome Jules Haas to discuss Estate Planning Made Easy. Listen to the podcast of the show.

Show Topics

  • Concerns regarding notification and identification of next of kin and kinship matters.
  • The need for a Health Care Proxy, Living Will, Power of Attorney or Living Trust.
  • The Probate process and Estate Settlement.
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Issues.
  • Will Contests and Accounting Proceedings.
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NJ Real Property Tax Appeals with Carl Rizzo

Real Estate and Money Show  PodcastAntoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou welcome tax appeal specialist Carl Rizzo, esq of Cole Schotz to discuss taking action on NJ real property tax appeals. Thursday May 15th, 2014 at 10 am on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial.

NJ Real Real Property Tax Appeals -- The Time to Take Action is Now

Show Topics:
  • Is a Tax Appeal Right for Me? (Assessments v. Fair Value)
  • Tax Appeal Deadlines and Procedure (April 1 Tax Appeal filing Deadline)
  •  How much can I save and for how long does the savings apply?
  • Is there Any Protection Against Retaliatory Action by the Town? (Freeze Act)  Continue reading »