Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
If you're ready to buy or refinance a home, the chaos on Wall Street may be additionally hurting your chances of getting a loan. Lenders are shutting down, laying off thousands of employees and leaving borrowers in the dust. Interest rates and the terms of loan offers change daily. Borrowers with tarnished credit are facing deal-killing loan terms -- if...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Returning from the Thanksgiving vacation, the market, as represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, continued to digest more financial data, reassessed the scale and scope of the credit crisis, recalibrated the chance for a recession in 2008, and proceeded to throw up, falling 236 points and ending the day at 12,743. Over the next two days, it rebounded, gaining...
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Children can learn the real meaning of money in a special eight-day course
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Chanukah raises some interesting questions, such as "Who gets to light the chanukiah tonight?" "Who wants to play dreidel?" or "Who will eat the burned latke?" But with each passing year, the holiday seems to have moved away from those traditions, and become increasingly centered around gift-giving -- and with that, the bigger and more expensive the gift, the better...
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Not everyone is filled with the spirit of peace and goodwill -- and latke love -- during the holidays. It's also peak season for criminals. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recommends several steps you should take to avoid falling prey to their schemes. Hold on to Your Wallet: Crowded stores and distracted shoppers are a boon to pickpockets,...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Letters, do we get letters ... Dear Money Maven, With what is happening in regard to subprime debt, the banking sector and the housing industry, do you think this market is going to collapse? -- Stacy L., Bryn Mawr Well, Stacy, if, after 30 years in the investment industry, there is one thing I have learned in regard to investing:...
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