Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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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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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
In my last column, I described couples who, after living together, realized that their relationships were not meant to be. This week, I want to focus on the opposite end of the spectrum -- what happens when there is too much physical space between a couple? What about those relationships that bridge states, countries and time zones? I found a...
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By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"As a medical student in Philadelphia," recalls Dr. Samuel Berger, "I had a big decision to make. After I would graduate and before my residency, should I choose to be a primary-care physician or concentrate on a specialty, like cardiology or surgery, where my income would be considerably better?" The young man from Buffalo had grown up in a home...
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It's a Costa Rican trip that's just teeming with adventurous teens
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Patricia Kutza, JE Feature
If managing travel-related minutiae gets you down, you can take solace in the fact that even seasoned tour operators feel challenged juggling the details. When tour operator Lisa Schachter-Brooks decided to build a Jewish-centric tour that would depart from the norm, she knew she had her work cut out for her. Studying with world-class teachers at the Israel-based Melitz Center...
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