Podcast

Trump Presidency Predictions with Michael Oren

Join us on this week’s compelling conversation with MK and Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office, Michael Oren as we discuss Kerry’s recent speech, Obama and the Middle East as well as Oren’s predictions on Trump’s presidency. Enjoy!

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How to avoid common mistakes with your Social Security Benefits

Join us on this week’s brand new episode as we talk with Attorney Avram Sacks about the best way for you to apply for your benefits; how and when to apply for your Social Security and Medicare benefits and what can be done to avoid the most common mistakes when applying. Easy listening!

 

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Trump and Investing 2017

As we enter 2017, we took some time to speak to Yigal Marcus from Alliance Bernstein about Trump’s election, Brexit, interest rates and the recent movement of refugees to Europe, getting in on some tips for better investments for you this year.

 

 

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Ladies and gents- the H word

Join us on this happy episode as we talk with Tal Ben Shahar about what makes us happy and unhappy. It’s not that difficult in our opinion. What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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Investing in Israel

Tune in to our latest episode interviewing Lenny Roth from Ourcrowd on wall street, the Israeli start up scene and what you need to know about investing in Israel.

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Goldstein on Gelt

We are glad to introduce Doug Goldstein, Financial planner to US expats mainly helping those living in Israel with their US brokerage, IRA and investment accounts. We discuss the latest tax challenges, IRS policy, W9 form and his take on the current US election and its implications on major tex reforms. Enjoy!

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The one thing CEO of WalkMe- hottest start up in town would change about life in Israel

We’re excited to talk to Raffi Sweary, CEO and co founder at WalkMe this week. Raffi shares his latest success on the hottest start up out there and lets us in on the one thing he would change about life in Israel…..tune in.

 

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Stockholm-Silicon Valley-Modiin

This week we get to talk to serial entrepreneur Net Jacobsson. From SonyEricsson to Facebook to Sparklabs, Net shares his experiences from Sweden, Silicon Valley and Israel. Enjoy!

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3D Printing Anyone?

Tune in to our latest on Nano Dimension, an Israeli startup researching and developing advanced 3D printed electronics. We spoke to Simon Fried to better understand the world of 3D printing in Israel and how a company serving a $10 billion market came about. Enjoy!

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Entrepreneurship anyone?

Tune into our latest episode interviewing a dear person and friend, Dr. Alan Joseph Bauer, author and inventor of over 150 patent applications, talk about his entrepreneurial journey and his personal life. Enjoy!

 

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Ladies and Gents- Professor Dan Ben David

Tune into our latest episode interviewing Professor Dan Ben-David, founder and President of the new independent, non-partisan, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and learn about Shoresh’s current insights on Israel’s elections, politics, education and economy- what’s happening as we speak and what can be done to improve all aspects of Israeli society. Enjoy! 

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The future of VR

Tune into our latest podcast interviewing Shahar Bin Nun, CEO of Vuze, the world’s first consumer, portable 360° 3D VR camera and software studio. Shahar tell us about Vuze’s latest Virtual Reality technology and where it’s heading. Enjoy!

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Celebrating Israel with Mass Challenge

In honor of Israel turning 68, we thought what better way than to share Mass Challenge’s story and celebration of opening a brand new branch in Jerusalem with you. Tune in as we interview Josh Gettesman tell us about Mass Challenge’s work assisting startups all over the world, why they decided to come to Israel and how Jerusalem is the future center of everything tech. Enjoy! 

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An Israeli Start Up Story

This episode is a little bit different as well..We loved talking to Ziv Lautman, Co Founder of one of the hottest start up’s out there, Breezometer. Check out what he has to say about the air pollution in Israel as well as all over the world and what can be done to improve our everyday lives starting today!

 

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Life of Hope

This episode is a little bit different..We loved speaking with our dear friend Ben Corn, Professor of Oncology at Tel Aviv University about his work at Life’s Door, an NGO that develops innovative approaches to facing illness and loss and has impacted thousands of patients, families and professionals. Join our conversation to learn about the role of hope, faith and love in our lives.

 

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Israeli Biomed in Morocco

Tune in to our latest episode interviewing Amin Ayoub, Director of KKB Partners. Learn about opportunities for Israeli Biomed and Agricultural businesses in Morocco and how you can grow your Israeli business in Africa. Enjoy! 

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Giving Back

Tune in to our latest episode where we get to talk to our firms Hi Tech and Corporate Tax Director, Miriam Konstam about our giving back initiative called 1/1/1. Learn about ways you and your company can get involved!

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When Science Meets Nature

We are thrilled to start out 2016 with a long time friend and colleague- Dr. Billy Levine, who also happens to be the Co-founder of a fascinating startup. Tune in to learn about Izun Pharmaceuticals’ success story and how their research provides innovative products suitable for a wide range of oral health care needs all over the world.

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An Innovative Startup Improving Lives

As 2015 comes to a close, we are thrilled to talk to CEO and Founder of Telesofia Medical, Dr. Rami Cohen. Tune in to hear how this startup got mentioned as one of Forbes innovative companies for 2015, and learn more about how personalized medical instruction videos reduce liabilities for healthcare providers and, most importantly, improve lives. Enjoy!

 

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2015, It’s been a blast

Celebrating December 15 deadline and 2015 coming to an end by providing you with our first studio recording podcast episode! We put together a summary of all we learned so far since 2009 on the reporting of a foreign bank account, disclosure and streamline programs. Enjoy! 

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Pension Counseling Tips

Most of us want to live a long life, but do we all want to work that long? Tune in to this weeks podcast to learn the best way to go about giving gifts to your children, how to invest wisely and how to go about having enough savings for 30 years of retirement without needing to rely on the next generation.   

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Currency Exchange Pricing Made Easy and Transparent

Tune into our latest podcast interviewing Ari Dobner, CEO of Clearshift on the newest exchange pricing. What is it that you are missing when converting a foreign currency to or from shekels? Enjoy

 

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Outlook on Financial Market

Tune into this weeks podcast interviewing Daniel Fink, senior analyst @ Sweetwood Capital. 2015 has started with much volatility, a soaring dollar, weakening euro, oil prices 50% below last summer’s prices and a raise in US interest rate imminent. Learn about what’s coming next politically, economically and in your pocket. Tune in here.

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The Israeli start up acquires Serbian games development studio

Tune in to this week’s podcast interviewing Vic Boaron – head of business development at TabTale– The Israeli start up that acquired Serbian games development studio. Learn about your kids mobile playing habits and the new technology that creates game apps for kids all over the world. 

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Israel’s 1st Geriatric Care Management Company

Tune in to this weeks podcast interviewing Stacey Gordon, Co-Founder of ElderOptions Israel- Israel’s first organized Geriatric Care Management company. We will discuss how to better take care of our elders situated in Israel and the US, when kids should get involved in intervening in their parents daily need and what should people be looking for when hiring a care- giver.

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Valens- 3rd place in FAST 50 in Israel

We are excited to launch our new podcast series for 2015. Our first episode begins with Zvika Lifschitz, CFO of one of Israel’s fastest growing technology companies- Valens. Tune in and learn why HDbaseT is considered a breakthrough technology and how Valens recently took 3rd place in FAST 50 in Israel and 4th place in FAST500 in EMEA! Enjoy

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Great Time to be Alive

Tune in to this weeks podcast and get to know Bob Rosenschein- one of Israel’s leading entrepreneurs. We enjoyed hearing his positive take on working hard, having fun and what is takes to succeed in the startup community in Jerusalem and abroad. Enjoy! 

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SOS Israel App

NowForce offers personal safety apps, cloud-based computer aided dispatch, and mobile response tools for campus security, private security, and public safety organizations, enabling reduced response times. Tune in to this week’s podcast to learn about the SOS Israel app. Enjoy!

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Solar energy, Israeli Presidency and lots of in between

Tune into this week’s podcast interviewing Yosef Abromowitz to learn more about solar energy and the impact investor, activist and former candidate for the Israeli Presidency. Enjoy.

 

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From Dream to Reality

This week Philip interviews 4 out of the 5 hottest startups in Jerusalem: What their products are about, how they got motivated and why Jerusalem is THE city for Start up’s.

 

 

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Businesses Saving in Currency Exchange

Join us on this week’s podcast interviewing veteran banker, Jeff balsam to find out about the most common mistakes businesses make when having cash flow problems, where you should turn to when making that first financial step and how you can improve your costs of converting currency when dealing with a business that is in foreign currency.

Tune in and enjoy.

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All about the BitCoin

Join Philip and Dave Wolf, partner @ Hacohen Wolf  Law Offices discuss the BitCoin and it’s tax ramifications. Enjoy!

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Joseph Gitler on Leket Israel

Statistics reveal that a quarter of Israelis are living in poverty; among them are 850,000 hungry children. Yet, at the same time, literally hundreds of thousands of tons of perfectly good, nutritious food are needlessly destroyed each year.  Join Philip and Joseph Gitler, chairman and founder of Leket Israel (The Jerusalem Post recently named Joseph one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world) discuss the country’s largest food bank and food rescue network actively working to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among Israel’s diverse population on this weeks podcast. Enjoy!

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Major Changes on Residential Real Estate

Israel has recently introduced major changes on how gains from residential real estate will be taxed. Were you mistaken to think you needed to sell your property before January 1st? Is buying an apartment in a child’s name a good idea? Get a better understanding about foreign residents and renting/buying by tuning into this weeks podcast interviewing Mirit Reif, an Adv. at Hacohen Wolf Law Offices. Enjoy!

 

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2014 Outlook for Financial Market

What are the questions every investor needs to ask their potential portfolio manager and what went wrong with the pridictions beginning of 2013 regarding the Euro going down the tubes? Get a better understanding of the 2014 outlook for financial market by tuning into this weeks podcast interviewing Daniel Fink, analyst @ Sweetwood Capital.  Enjoy!

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Start Ups- this one’s for you

We are very glad to interview Ben Wiener- entrepreneur-friendly venture enthusiast and founder of  Jumpspeed, a micro-fund and venture accelerator based in Jerusalem. Ben co founded his first start up in 1999 and since then has established several ventures. Tune in to learn more about investors and launching ideas in the start up world.

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From Israeli start ups to investing in US real estate

What is the most common mistake entrepreneurs make when starting their companies, with regard to patents? How can they protect their IP and where should they register their patent? Get a better understanding of the patent world by tuning into this weeks podcast interviewing multi skilled Monte Silver, partner @ WCCE, a US law firm as well as heading the Israeli branch of Gelt Inc.- a US real estate investment company. Enjoy!

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Year- End and 2014

We took the time to summarize relevant tax issues for 2013, as well as sharing some insight on 2014. Wishing you all a very good secular new year!

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Touring in China

We are proud to have a special, different kind of guest on this weeks podcast. Tune into this interview with Judy Stein- Chinese Medicinal Practitioner, discussing acupuncture, herbs, massage, her 4th China tour and the Chinese culture at large.

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Predictions in the Hedge Fund Industry

We are very pleased to interview Max Karpel- an Attorney with Kleinberg and Kaplan. Max advises Israeli hedge fund managers in connection with US activities as well as represents US and international investors in Israeli high tech ventures and Israeli clients raising capital and making investments in the US and Europe. Tune in to get his take on the Israeli hedge fund scene and its future.

 

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Tax Exemptions for Olim and Returning Residents.

Tune in to our podcast interviewing Gidi Bar Zakai to learn about the latest changes in tax legislations and exemptions for Olim and returning residents.

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The latest on Israeli Hi-tech Scene

Join Philip and Barry Levenfeld- A dear colleague, Partner at Yigal Arnon & Co. Law firm and one of the veterans of the Israeli hi-tech scene. Hear his take on the current changes since the dot-com days, Israeli exits, common obstacles with transitions involving Israel and the US, crowd funding and the far east on this weeks podcast.

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Meier on Rothschild tower

Philip interviews Yigal Zemah-Head of the Israeli Office of Berggruen Holdings.

Find out more about the ground breaking Meier on Rothschild project receiving nomination from Forbes top 10 leading towers in the world, being the tallest building in Israel.  In addition,  Yigal explains the  increase in value of real estate in Tel Aviv since the crash of 2008.

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Reimbursement & Product Commercialization Strategies

How will Obamacare affect your company? Get a better understanding of the reimbursement analysis for new and evolving technologies across public and private payers by tuning in to this weeks podcast interviewing Fauze Hussain, Director, works within Avalere’s Reimbursement and Product Commercialization group.

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Exchange rates; Lower than the banks

Learn about the most common mistakes companies/people make when transferring/converting currencies by tuning into this weeks interview with Jeremy Hess. The AACI Foreign Exchange Program offers the most secure transfer alternative to the banks, getting better than bank exchange rates, charging no fees.

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The Latest Tech Trends

Tune in to “From the Midwest to the Middle East” and learn about the latest trends in the internet and mobile industry.

Expert & tech blogger Hillel Fuld who contributes to sites such as The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Mashable, Gigaom, and others brings to us the suprising list of what’s in and what’s out.

Enjoy!

 

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Labor and Employment matters with Eric Savage

Learn about the most common mistakes non US corps make when in the process of setting up a US operation, and how to prevent employment issues in the future.

Find out about what to include in employment packages for US hires, screening employees, the efficiency of non-solicitation provisions in employment contracts and more by tuning in to this weeks podcast interviewing Eric Savage, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson with more than 30 years of litigation and arbitration experience.

 

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Exclusive WAZE interview

Philip’s Exclusive interview with WAZE Co Founder, Amir Shinar.

Tune in to learn about the Israeli navigation app startup which was just acquired by Google for $1.03 billion.

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The Story of VC Funds

Get a better understanding of the VC world by learning about the industry from the very first Israeli fund throughout the early 90’s, the growing years in early 2000 and current times by tuning in to this weeks podcast interviewing Yadin Kaufman, long time associate and friend, head and founder of Veritas, Sadara and several other funds. Enjoy.

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Assisting Employees and Organizations

Find out how you and your company can save money, increase productivity, prevent costs and assis you and your workers to engage in your business by tuning in to this weeks podcast interviewing Bernie Dyme, a close friend and CEO of Perspectives Ltd. Enjoy

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Commercial Real Estate

Get a better understanding of the local market and find out about property management by tuning in to this weeks podcast interviewing Jonathan Steinberg, chairman and general manager of Natam group – provides the Israeli business community and foreign companies operating in Israel comprehensive commercial real estate services in Israel and abroad.

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Breaking News | Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

Is the window starting to close for those foreign residents that have not yet entered into the IRS offshore voluntary disclosure program? The US government is in the process of executing various agreements which will enhance the level of disclosure and flow of information between the united states government and foreign governments.

Tune into this weeks episode interviewing our dear colleague Stuart Schabes and find out if you are eligible, length of process and consequences if you havn’t yet entered.

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Kimcha De’pischa

As we approach Pesach this year, we will be collecting donations for Kimcha Depischa as in previous years. Tune into “From the Midwest to the Middle East” and  to learn more about this wonderful orginization providing lonely and poor soldiers with food and clothing for passover.

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Doing business in China

Tune in to our podcast on doing business in China interviewing Richard Cant- regional director of the Yangtze River Delta Region for Dezan Shira & Associates to learn about the chalenges of establishing a Chinese extension of your current business, what you need to know in order to open a branch and how to actually go about it. Enjoy!

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The future of the water industry

What do high-tech, water and professional basket ball have in common? Tune in to this week’s podcast interviewing our dear friend Assaf Barnea- CEO of Kinrot Ventures and learn why Israel is a leader in the water industry and what can be expected in the future.

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The Individual Investor

US citizens living in Israel- tune in and learn why despite the global orientation your investmant and asset management services are not up to speed. See what 2013’s forcast has to offer and get insight from investment advisor, Lawrence Weinman on how you should be diversifying your portfolio.

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Venture Capital- 2013

A window into the investing world- What lies ahead-Israel, Europe, US and China.

Tune in to “From the Midwest to the Middle East” and hear Philip discuss the future and current investing world with Adam Fisher, partner at BVP.

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Obama, Bush and Fiscal Cliff

This time on “From the Midwest” Philip talks about what You should be thinking about regarding fiscal cliff, expiring tax cuts, 2013 tax changes and more. Tune in…

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Investing in an Uncertain World

What is the best investment strategy to follow given this macro-economy in Europe, US and Israel?

Tune in to our podcast session interviewing a dear and charismatic colleague of ours, founding partner at Sweetwood Capital- Manuel Sussholz and learn more about behaviors, strategies and how to deal with Israeli banks in order to avoid potential traps.

Enjoy.

 

 

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Wealth management with KCPS

Are you a US tax payer?

Tune in to our podcast and find out why wealth management is so important these days. Philip Stein discusses the current financial state with Ben Maimon, Private Wealth Manager @ KCPS.

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Promoting Israeli Philanthropy

In light of the new Jewish year we are excited to introduce “Committed to Give” by interviewing a dear colleague, Orni Petruschka- one of the organizations founders. Tune in and learn why Israel is very much behind in the “giving business” and what can be done by each of us in order to improve the philanthropic scene.

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Israel’s Cleantech Industry

Taking advantage of Israel’s prominence as an innovative market leader  in the Cleantech industry. Tune it to our podcast interviewing one of the premier players in the Cleantech industry, a dear friend and colleague- Glen Schwaber.  We will be discussing energy,  water, agricultural technologies and Israel’s steps towards greatness.

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Israeli Pride; The High Tech Scene 2012

In a world that’s becoming more and more competitive, you need to know what’s in and what’s out. This time on “From the Midwest to the Middle East” we are proud to present a colleague and friend, Michael Eisenberg, the face of start up nation and the Israeli high tech scene.

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The Israeli Tax Scene

This time on “From the Midwest to the Middle East” a glimpse into the Israeli tax system.  We enjoyed interviewing Iddan Dinai, a  dear colleague and well known Israeli tax attorney. Whether you’re new to the Israeli tax scene or have general questions on relocation issues, prevention of double taxation, investing in real estate or the relationship between the treaty and Israel, you want to TUNE IN.

 

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The Hottest Real Estate in Manhattan

Experienced Real Estate broker, Sara Weisman explains what made and makes Manhattan a hot location for investments. Listen to our interview and learn what steps you should take while planning your next purchase and where exactly in the city is the next best. Enjoy.

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Building the Israeli Economy

We are honored to interview a dear friend and colleague, Mark Lesnick- partner at Fortissimo Capital; a private equity fund investing primarily in technology and industrial companies. Mark serves on the board of directors of SodaStream, Telrad and Kornit Digital. Tune in to learn about how Israeli companies get funded and help the Israeli economy grow.

 

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The power of electric vehicles

What car will you be driving next? It is estimated that by 2020, more than 20 percent of all new vehicles sold will be electric and that almost 20 million EVs will already be on the roads. Tune in on this week’s podcast interviewing Asher Bennet, CEO and Co-founder of Evida Power Inc. to learn about your next vehicle.

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The Quiet Voluntary Option

We are excited to present Michael Ben Jacob- private client department partner at Kaye Scholar. Get the latest insights and inside tips on the voluntary disclosure program and taxation for US citizens living outside of the country by tuning in to our podcast interview.

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Investing in US Real Estate

Investors in US real estate- this one’s for you.

Listen to our podcast interviewing Jay Zwiebel, managing director and executive vice president of Harbor Group Israel to learn about what’s going on in the US real estate market, how Israelis have invested through out the years and what you need to know before investing.

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Your Foreign Bank Account & Implementation with Tax Lawyer Dave Wolf

IRS Taking another shot at addressing off-shore account reporting.

Listen to US CPA Philip Stein, & tax lawyer Dave Wolf discuss the best ways for YOU to go about your foreign accounts.

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OVDI – a term you should know more about

How to avoid a serious tax penalty with the new offshore voluntary disclosure initiative?

As you might know, foreign bank accounts will start reporting to the IRS providing data about their account holders who are US citizens. FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) could have serious consequences on your accounts.

How should you go about the latest changes?

Listen to the following interview to better understand OVDI (offshore voluntary disclosure initiative), receive inside tips and information from tax experts: Philip Stein, CPA, Philip Stein & Associates and Stauart Schabes, Ober | Kaler Attorneys at Law

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