Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
With the market now at record highs, it may be time to look back at the panic that ensued just a few months ago to gain some perspective on investing overall. On Feb. 27, 2007, investors were "treated" to the largest one-day percentage drop in U.S. stocks since March 2003. Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 400 points...
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Most retirees face the question of whether to take Social Security benefits early, wait until full retirement age or possibly hold out longer. Unfortunately, there is no one right answer, according to experts at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants . Below is an overview of Social Security payment options, as well as several factors to consider when making...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
In the zeitgeist of contemporary America, anger and outrage are the currency of the day. Particularly ripe for attack are large corporations, which are picked off like low-hanging fruit by media-starved politicians and talking heads on TV. Whether these attacks come from the ratings-driven populism of a Lou Dobbs, the anti-business nostalgia of a Pat Buchanan or the left-wing socialism...
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When high-schoolers are asked where they've learned about managing money, overwhelming numbers of them say "at home." But how good are the lessons at your house? Is the only education they get available when you and your spouse are throwing small strips of paper around on -- this year, anyway -- April 17, hoping everything adds up in time for...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Initial public offerings, or IPOs, raised a record $214 billion worldwide last year, with 1,000 companies going public. This may come as little surprise, given the strength of corporate earnings and the stock market during 2006. But here's something you probably didn't know: IPOs listed in the United States accounted for only about 20 percent of the dollar volume. China...
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