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How Will The New Repatriation Tax Affect You?

One of the changes included in the Trump tax reform, that will affect many U.S. taxpayers living abroad, including in Israel, is the amendment of Section 965,...

by Melanie Chesir, CPA
February 19, 2018
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2017 End Of Year Tax Planning

The end of the year is a perfect time to assess our financial activities and start planning our next moves. It is also the right time to...

by Yaacov Jacob
December 6, 2017
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Quality Over Quantity?

It seems to me that two expressions came into popular western culture during the 80’s, “No pain, No gain” probably thanks to Jane Fonda and her exercise...

by Philip Stein
October 15, 2017
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Moving from the back seat to the front seat

Most of my generation spent our childhoods in the back seat of an automobile, being driven around by parents, grandparents and older siblings. At some point, as...

by Philip Stein
February 26, 2017
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Confessions of a White Sox Fan

Despite all the hype this spring, I, a die-hard South Sider and Chicago White Sox fan, had no interest in the Cubs back on opening day. In...

by Philip Stein
November 3, 2016
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Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali

In these days of social media and paparazzi, celebrity sightings are few and far between, even though the public has an insatiable thirst to catch a glimpse...

by Philip Stein
June 9, 2016
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A Bet and a Debt

One thing in common between a bet and a debt is that someone has to pay up and the other side gets paid. Generally, bets are paid...

by Philip Stein
May 5, 2016
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It’s All About Service!

Shopping is not my favorite activity, but when I do shop, it is generally during one of my business trips to the U.S. I have established my...

by Philip Stein
April 3, 2016
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My Life

One of my favorite Beatles songs is called “ In my Life” https://youtu.be/UKQpRgxyyqo. It speaks of people and places we knew and loved, who are no longer...

by Philip Stein
February 10, 2016
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A Jerusalem Cab Ride & Chanukah

I have taken cab rides all over Israel and in as exotic places as Cairo, Egypt, LiJiang​,​ China and Tijuana, Mexico. I had not thought of my...

by Philip Stein
December 2, 2015
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The Gift of Quality Time

I just got off the phone with my 89 year old father-in-law as​ he was rushing off to work (yes, he’s still working daily ​as a psychologist)​.​ He​ wanted to let me know...

by Philip Stein
September 9, 2015
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Passover 5775

One year ago today, my late father fell and broke his hip. That fall ultimately led to his demise 3 months later at the age of 90 1/2....

by Philip Stein
March 29, 2015
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Go East Young Man

When I was a young boy growing up in Chicago, going to the East Side meant you ended up in Lake Michigan. In fact, until I was in my...

by Philip Stein
February 4, 2015
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The Climb-Rosh Hashana 5775

When I was a kid,​ my late grandmother used to watch a soap opera ​called “The ​Days​ of Our Lives”. The show would open with some dramatic music...

by Philip Stein
September 21, 2014
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The Fiscal Cliff

Two main events marked the end of December:  1) Congress and The Obama Administration were battling over the future of the “Bush Tax Cuts” and 2) I...

by Philip Stein
January 15, 2013
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“Promises, Promises”

Many of you may have missed the passing of Hal David a few weeks ago, at the age of 91. Mr. David wrote some of the most...

by Philip Stein
October 11, 2012