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January is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month

Did you know that carbon monoxide related poisonings increase by 10% during winter months?   That's right, the increased use of home heating systems, use of gasoline-powered generators during and after winter storms, and indoor use space heaters all contribute to the increased dangers of carbon monoxide exposures during winter. At any time of the year, carbon monoxide is referred to as "the silent killer" because it can't be seen or smelled, but at high levels it can kill a person in ... Read more

Armao LLP Offers Tax Lifeline for Workers

January 9, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Garden City, NY - Don't look now, but tax season is coming up quick. For municipal employees and other union members, that probably means a lot of hassles and headaches trying to locate a qualified tax preparer with both the know-how and commitment that today's hardworking families demand. But no longer, a new tax preparation service backed by decades of experience in every aspect of financial planning and maintenance, is offering individuals the same high level of expertise ... Read more

It’s not just for clients!

Read the January 2014 issue of The Client Bulletin In this month's issue: Working on a Better Budget in 2014  Strings Attached to Charitable Gifts of Property  Flying Solo? Navigate 401(k) Rules The Basic Rules of Estate Planning Facts & Figures   Read more

Read the January 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect

The January 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect Welcome to 2014! A New Year is always special to all; it is a great symbol of new hope and new beginnings and there are possibilities waiting for the bold and the adventurous, especially the young. The New Year holds thanksgiving and gratitude for the older generation who has seen much in life. A New Year is often a time of reflection and contemplations, which bring on resolutions...whether they will be kept or ... Read more

Sal Armao in New York RE Journal “2013 Year in Review”

What are your resolutions for 2014? While I'm not one to generally make resolutions - I'm a pragmatic person who acts with resolve throughout the year - I will continue to put my health first, along with focusing on the upward growth of my firm. So, business health and personal health are what I am concentrating on for the new year.         Read more

How to navigate benefits if you’re working past age 65

It's no secret that Americans are working longer. But some are working well past traditional retirement age: the fastest-growing segment of the labor force is workers over age 65, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - and the growth is especially pronounced among workers over age 70. Working longer certainly can boost the odds of a successful retirement plan via higher Social Security income, retirement account contributions and fewer total years of dependence on portfolio accumulations. But working well ... Read more

Watch Out For The Party Poopers, an article by Sal Armao

    The Department of Labor recently completed a round of audits of collectively bargained apprenticeship and other training programs and scholarship funds. The DOL focused on these particular plans due to abuses found in some routine audits, causing the department to expand its investigation. If you are involved in some capacity with a Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) or other types of industry training and scholarship programs, chances are that you experienced one of these audits. All of our JATC ... Read more

A Unionist and an Accountant Discuss the Affordable Care Act impact on Labor Negotiations

LISTEN TO THE SHOW NOW! On Black Friday workers took to the streets across the country to demand that Walmart pay its workers a fair wage, treat them with respect and allow them to organize. From Valley Stream to the Secaucus, Walmart workers called the company to task. Pat Purcell, UFCW 1500 Political and Legislative Director was there. He visits with Reporter Chris Perez on Labor-Lines to tell us more about why Black Friday is such a big deal and what ... Read more

It’s not just for clients!

Read the December 2013 Client Information Bulletin. In this month's issue: Seven Steps to Protect Against Data Breach Tips for Avoiding Investment Mistakes Three Tax Changes for Investors in 2013 Tax Primer on Higher Education Expenses Facts & Figures Should You Direct IRA Funds to Charity? A Roth for Your Child?   Read more

Warmest Thanksgiving Wishes from Armao LLP

The year has turned its circle, The seasons come and go. The harvest all is gathered in And chilly north winds blow.  Orchards have shared their treasures, The fields, their yellow grain, So open wide the doorway --- Thanksgiving comes again! Read more
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