Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Whoosh -- there it goes: That's the sound of the year flying by again. Summer is over. Soon, it will be Thanksgiving and we'll head right into winter, marching inexorably toward 2007. At the risk of asking a rather depressing question, doesn't it seem like just yesterday morning it was 2004? What contributes to this pace of life? Is it...
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Furniture designers fashion a response to a number of requests
It's a fact -- more women are in the workplace than ever before. According to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, some 58 percent of women are employed today compared to 36 percent in 1960 while The New York Times recently reported that some 77 percent of women in the prime ages of 25 to 54 were now in the...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
When people talk about stocks, they are most often referring to the class known as common stock. It's well-known that common stocks have the potential for capital appreciation, and they have produced a higher historical return than most forms of investment, but this has come with the increased risk of losses and more volatility overall. Fewer people are familiar with...
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Batten down the hatches, and crunch the cash flow
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It's happened to all of us. Or at least, we've heard of it happen to someone we know. It's not the worst thing in the world, but for a time, it sure does pack a punch. Getting laid off -- for any reason -- stinks. It puts a dent in your wallet, your plans, and certainly, in your ego. Even...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Are there any new developments on the financial-aid treatment of 529 savings accounts for children's college funds? Yes. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provides that a "qualified education benefit shall not be considered an asset of a student for purposes of section 475." A "qualified" education benefit is defined as a qualified tuition program -- as stated in section...
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