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National Martini Day!

Not only is William E. Vinsko,  Jr. an excellent attorney and a great litigator, he’s also a martini aficionado. To celebrate National Martini Day, he wanted to share one of his favorite recipes. “This cocktail is great on hot summer nights. I especially like it with Vanilla vodka,” Vinsko suggests. Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice 1-ounce vodka (Bill suggests…

Mother’s Day/My Day

Catherine Mihalick, Esquire, CTFA As I was sitting at basketball tournament for my daughter Margaret this past week and in between whistles and eager parents’ cheering, I remembered that this coming weekend was Mother’s Day/My Day.  Where will I be?  Where will you be? I immediately called my sister in New York, who is also a mom, to plan our…

House Calls

Many of us are too young to remember the days of the doctor’s house call. In the ‘good old days,’ if you were too sick or too injured to travel, your physician would come to your home for a check-up and provide a diagnosis and a prescription right then and there. At Vinsko & Associates, we believe in the house-call.…

Holiday Presents

Every year we think of gifts to give our children or grandchildren during the holiday season.  Your children or grandchildren may already have many of today’s coolest gifts, ear buds, beats, iWatch, sunglasses or even a Canada Goose jacket.  What to do, what to do??? This year, think about a gift that keeps on giving, funds for educational expenses.  Many…

Holiday Plans

For most of us, holiday time means time spent with the family, and this may be just the opportunity to schedule some time to address important issues with your aging parents. While we don’t recommend bringing these concerns up around the holiday table, we do recommend setting time aside to calmly ask the following questions: Do you have an estate…

Holiday Conversations

For most of us, holiday time means time spent with the family, and this may be just the opportunity to schedule some time to address important issues with your aging parents. While we don’t recommend bringing these concerns up around the holiday table, we do recommend setting time aside to calmly ask the following questions: Do you have an Estate…

Having The Tough Conversations

Although it is extremely important to have a conversation about Estate Planning, many people are hesitant to raise the subject with their parents. Children may not think it’s their place to raise the issue or may be waiting for Mom or Dad to bring it up. They might be uncomfortable discussing it or simply don’t want to think about the…

Having The Tough Conversations

William E. Vinsko, Jr., Esquire with Brian M. Vinsko, Esquire and Catherine Mihalick, Esquire, CTFA You probably don’t want to approach the subject of death; however, it’s extremely important to have a conversation about Estate Planning, especially between older parents and their adult children.  You may be hesitant to raise the subject for a number of reasons. Children may not…

Happy First Day of Summer

The sun is shining and the weather is hot! Summer is finally here and you likely will be outside more often, working in your yard, cutting grass, having parties, fixing your home, staying out late and enjoying the warm weather. Maybe you’ll even catch fireflies with your children or grandchildren. While summer usually means extra fun, you may want to…

Giving Tuesdays

“Giving Tuesday” and Charitable Donations Holiday time 2018 is upon us and, in addition to the gifts we’ll give to family and friends, it’s also a time to think about charitable giving. A ‘Charitable Donation’ is a gift made by an individual or an organization to a nonprofit organization, charity or private foundation. Charitable donations are usually in the form of cash, but can…