A slice of sukuk from the Big Apple?

On the heels of Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that the UK will issue a sovereign sukuk, a New York state senator is passionately making the case that New York needs to be in the sukuk business. “New York is open for business,” said state Senator Kevin Parker, a Democrat from Broo...
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Islamic inheritance: Myth versus fact

Myth:  I live in America where there are no Islamic courts.  Islamic inheritance is too complicated to be enforced in the United States. Since I have to live by the law of the land, I can’t plan for an Islamic inheritance. Fact: In the United States, you can plan your inheritance through a last ...
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Obamacare and physician salaries

Relative to the general population, doctors have higher salaries. Think of this as repayment for taking on six-figure student loan debt, spending eight years in school, working upwards of 100 hours a week for another half dozen years, and making less than the median national income during residency....
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Top 5 mistakes employees make with 401(k)s

The results are in, and our advisors have agreed that these are the five most common mistakes employees make with their 401(k) plans: 1.       Not participating: The biggest mistake you can make is not contributing to a 401(k) if you are eligible, especially if your employer matches your contr...
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ObamaCare and your pocketbook

For the millions of people who have individual health insurance, the impending implementation in 2014 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), popularly known as ObamaCare, is of great concern. The focal  points of this landmark legislation  is the mandate which requires every Am...
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