Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

By:
Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
Prior to actual closing day -- whether you're seller or buyer -- there are several things you should do to be certain that your real estate transaction will close on time, and that everything will go smoothly. A day or two before closing, you should review your final closing statement, commonly called the HUD-1 Statement. The HUD-1 is a form...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The phone rang minutes after we got into her apartment. A couple of messages already awaited her on her answering machine, and the girl -- I'll call "Amanda" -- let out a deep sigh. "What, do you have a stalker?" I said glibly, not expecting her answer. "Yes, and he just keeps calling me," she said. Amanda alluded to mounting...
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Created under the 2003 Medicare Act, a Health Savings Account is a tax-favored savings plan offered by many banks, insurance companies, brokerages and other financial institutions that can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses. According to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants , HSAs offer significant tax benefits to individuals who qualify. But first, to establish an...
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Just in time for spring training, a baseball fan offers one right down the middle
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Baseball as an art canvas? Sure, the game is considered as an art by fans. But as a canvas? That's the idea behind the business Conversation Pieces Inc., a local company that's the brainchild of Emily Wolfson of Bala Cynwyd. She paints intricate scenes on official size and weight baseballs -- in the process transforming an ordinary piece of sports...
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By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
Westerners may never understand why Malaysians call the green soccer ball-sized durian the "Queen of Fruits." Its outer shell is as huggable as a hedgehog and, piled up in pyramids under the hot Malaysian sun, the fruits tend to develop an unpleasant odor. "Tastes like vanilla," the young durian seller at the market in Terengganu at Malaysia's East Coast says,...
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