Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

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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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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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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