Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, Staff Writer
Kids today face a considerable assortment of gadgets and technologies to master: cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPods and the vast world of the Internet. It's no wonder, then, that the young focus so much on material goods; if the majority of a child's friends have the latest appurtenances, chances are he or she will be asking for them, too. Add to...
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Or is it back to square one with your sense of perspective and style
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Experts agree that being hip is about having an "in" outlook, a certain "with-it" stance that identifies one as cutting-edge, contemporary, "in sync" with the times and even a bit ahead of the popular-culture curve. While the word "hip" is used most often in connection with young and younger people, there are a number of older people, too -- those...
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Beaches and a bounty of history, including the Americas' oldest synagogue extant
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When we arrived in Curaçao, palm trees swayed in the wind; warm, white sands beckoned; and friendly faces greeted us at every turn. This was definitely a welcome retreat from the Philadelphia chill. And we knew we'd chosen even more wisely when we drove up to the Breezes Resort. Located on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, just minutes away from...
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The Class of '08 finds windows of opportunities not so clear-cut
By:
Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Anxiety runs high in the Class of 2008, the first since 2001 to graduate into slowdown and possible recession. New grads feel especially vulnerable, since they are trying to break in while current employees are holding tight to the jobs the up-and-comers might fill. Worse, there's growing evidence that the financial consequences of entering the job market during a recession...
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Facing up to the hapless fact of losing your home
By:
Dave Dinkel, JE Feature
The three most-frequently used methods to resolve foreclosure are loan reinstatement, forbearance agreement or loan modification. While there are numerous other specific ways to stop foreclosures, these three are used most frequently. Loan Reinstatement: This is where a lender has started the foreclosure process and the homeowner finds a way to pay back or "reinstate" the entire deficiency owed. The...
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