Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

Resorts pamper Mom, Dad -- and the kids, too
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
In a recent issue, Time noted that the profile of the typical American spa-goer has radically changed: "Middle-class baby-boomers are overtaking the rich and elderly as primary spa clients." In the mood for a Dead Sea mud pack, a Chakra Stone Therapy massage or a Silk Booster Facial at a relaxing spa resort -- but you don't want to leave...
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Rita Bryan
How many times have you made up your mind to start an exercise program, only to find yourself struggling to get started or keep doing it after the first few weeks? You're not alone. Many people realize they're not living a healthy lifestyle, and at some point decide they want to change it. But something always seems to sabotage their...
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By:
Mark R. Eskin
Attention, IRA owners! If you are over 70 and take required minimum distributions from your IRA account each year, a new law may allow you to support a favorite charity without incurring federal income taxes on the distribution. A bit of background is appropriate. Each year after the owner of a traditional IRA account reaches age 70, the IRS requires...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
To those who ask about highlights of the new Pension Protection Act that was recently signed into law, here's what you need to know: The Pension Protection Act of 2006 that was signed into law this past Aug. 17 focuses primarily on pension plans, but also includes provisions affecting IRAs, 529 plans and defined contribution plans. In particular, the new...
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Gratz College is planning to establish a policy institute that will focus on Israel and Middle Eastern affairs. To be called the Center for Democracy in the Middle East, it will analyze the nature of the discourse taking place on college campuses across the country about these hot-button subjects. Administrators at the Elkins Park school, as well as backers of...
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