Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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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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A feared diagnosis for so many, but one that's being beaten
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Gwen Goodman was in a rush the day 25 years ago when her life changed. She was dashing off to a City Council meeting about funding for museum education programs when the phone call came. Goodman heard the words no woman wants to hear. Her mammogram was abnormal. In a fog of shock, she went off to that meeting. She...
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At times, the headlines are dominated by images of inter-religious strife. The pope vs. the Muslims. Jews against Arabs. The religion-based tenor of the war on terror. But on Sunday afternoon, leaders of various faith communities gathered in Philadelphia to say in one voice: "We must repair the world." Drawing a diverse crowd to the Arch Street Friends Meeting House,...
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When it comes to investing, there's no one-size fits all. Your strategy will vary, depending on your stage in life, financial resources and specific goals, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Setting goals is the most important part of planning and implementing any investment plan. For example, are you trying to save for retirement, a new home...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The focus of a trip to Chicago to what had been described as "the hotel of the future" changed dramatically as I learned about the dynamic suburbs of the Windy City and, more importantly, the equally dynamic suburban Jewish communities that surround this "Crossroads of America" metropolis. As I walked into the stunningly designed lobby of the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel...
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