Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
When people talk about stocks, they are most often referring to the class known as common stock. It's well-known that common stocks have the potential for capital appreciation, and they have produced a higher historical return than most forms of investment, but this has come with the increased risk of losses and more volatility overall. Fewer people are familiar with...
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Batten down the hatches, and crunch the cash flow
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It's happened to all of us. Or at least, we've heard of it happen to someone we know. It's not the worst thing in the world, but for a time, it sure does pack a punch. Getting laid off -- for any reason -- stinks. It puts a dent in your wallet, your plans, and certainly, in your ego. Even...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Are there any new developments on the financial-aid treatment of 529 savings accounts for children's college funds? Yes. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provides that a "qualified education benefit shall not be considered an asset of a student for purposes of section 475." A "qualified" education benefit is defined as a qualified tuition program -- as stated in section...
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The first step in planning for what will happen to your assets when you die is knowing key estate-planning terminology and concepts. To that end, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers a brief explanation of some of the most frequently used estate planning terms. · Administrator: The individual or institution appointed by the probate court to oversee the...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
And now the world's focus shifts to Lebanon. Like a ball in a pinball machine, our attention has bounced around the globe during the past five years, as different spots on this troubled earth have temporarily lit up in a spasm of violence -- from New York to Lebanon, by way of Kabul, Indonesia, Fallujah, Madrid, London, Chechnya and Paris...
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