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One of the ways Mercadien accelerates client and community success is by continually enhancing and sharing knowledge.  By offering our expertise and thought leadership on key business and industry trends and issues, we’re a better resource to you. It benefits everyone to keep minds sharp and fingers on the pulse of what’s critical in today’s dynamic environment.

We’re pleased to provide articles, news, and information to help you stay up-to-date on topics affecting your organization; learn about best practices and processes in relevant fields; and simplify the business and financial complexities you may face.



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MidJersey Chamber of Commerce Honors Sherise Ritter as Citizen of the Year

August 4, 2014Sherise Ritter is living proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Growing up in Hamilton Square, one of her earliest altruistic experiences was helping her mother raise money for Deborah Hospital. That’s where the spark first ignited her affinity for helping others and keeping herself busy. “My mom has always been a…Read More

Reverse Mortgages: A Holistic Approach

July 29, 2014 | By: Darryn Silver Murdoch – Reverse Mortgage NetworkThe Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), aka reverse mortgage, is an extraordinary tool when utilized in the proper manner at the proper time for the proper individual. Read More

File & Suspend: A Social Security Strategy

July 29, 2014 | By: Michelle V. EvermanThe file and suspend Social Security strategy received media attention after the 2015 fiscal budget was released by the White House earlier this year. The Obama administration, in their budget narrative “proposes to eliminate aggressive Social Security claiming strategies, which allow upper-income beneficiaries to manipulate the timing of collection of Social Security benefits to maximize delayed…Read More

The New VUCA Paradigm

July 17, 2014 | By: Sherise D. RitterMercadien’s Nonprofit Co-Services leader, Lisa Thouin, and I attended the AICPA’s Not-For-Profit (NFP) Industry Conference, a three-day event in Washington, D.C., where we learned about industry trends, developments on the accounting and reporting fronts, and current product and service offerings. While we had refreshers on nonprofit accounting, advanced 990 issues, accounting for contributions, as well…Read More

5 Steps to Achieve Your Financial Goals

July 10, 2014 | By: Michelle V. EvermanWhat are your financial aspirations for the coming year? Would you like to pay off some high-interest debt? Step up your retirement savings? Set aside enough for an exciting vacation? Below are several wise steps to turn your financial objectives into realistic goals: 1. Create a Budget It will be difficult to lower your debt…Read More

Taxpayer Bill Of Rights Recently Adopted By IRS

July 10, 2014 | By: Richard S. WillingerAt the urging of the taxpayer advocate for the past seven years, the IRS recently adopted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. While the rights are not new, this is the first time that the IRS has taken the rights previously scattered throughout the tax code and legislation and put them in one place. The IRS…Read More Recognizes Warren Broudy, Newly Elected Treasurer of the Trenton YMCA

July 1, 2014Warren A. Broudy, managing director of the Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien P.C. Certified Public Accountants, and leader of its government-services practice, has been elected treasurer of the YMCA of Trenton, a nonprofit organization founded in 1856. Read full article.Read More

Attorney at Law Magazine Profiles Frank Pina

June 25, 2014What drew you to a career as an accountant?  Did you ever want to be something else? Although being the Phillie Phanatic – the world’s greatest mascot – was my childhood dream, accounting has long been considered the language of business and I always fancied myself a businessman from an even earlier age. However, the idea…Read More

8 Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

June 24, 2014 | By: Marguerite L. MountSummer is supposed to be a chance to get away, add a little color to that sun-sheltered skin, enjoy the hot sun at the barbecue, and get some much needed rest and relaxation. Instead, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) reports that most Americans equate summer with financial anxiety. According to the AICPA…Read More

Are Personal Finance Education Mandates Working?

June 24, 2014 | By: Christopher SeizMath has always been taught in school, but the kind of math you’re probably thinking of isn’t always practical. You’ll never need to use de Moivre’s Theorem to file your taxes, and you’ll never have to work with the polar representation of a complex number at the grocery store. Unless kids are brought up in…Read More