May 13, 2013
David G. Savage:
Church-state, literally? Supreme Court weighing public school graduation in a church
May 10, 2013
Rabbi Berel Wein: Be all that you should be
May 8, 2013
Peter Ford: Why China is welcoming both Israel's Netanyahu and Palestinians' Abbas
Obama administration quietly backs out of appeal over new contraceptive mandate
At Kerry-Putin meeting, US-Russia relations thaw --- a tad
The Kosher Gourmet by Leela Cyd Ross :
Almost too pretty to eat, this colorful salad with Sicilian inspiration will tickle the taste buds and delight your visual sensibility
May 6, 2013
May 3, 2013
Kids, kittens the Same?
With employee perks at struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo! it's hard to tell
Artificial kidney offers hope to patients tethered to a dialysis machine
April 29, 2013
Poland's new Jewish museum celebrates life, doesn't revisit Holocaust
Terrorism in America: Is US missing a chance to learn from failed plots?
Boston Bomber's 'Svengali' Revealed
Tiny satellites + cellphones = cheaper 'eyes in the sky' for NASA
April 26, 2013
Clifford D. May:
Defense in the Age of Jihadist Terrorism
Sharon Palmer, R.D.:
How to feel your best -- with plenty of energy, a healthy weight and optimal mental and physical function -- without driving yourself batty
April 24, 2013
Admit it: No one has any idea what's going on
April 22, 2013
US man departing country arrested on terror charges
An unorthodox but growing treatment in a 9-year-old's battle against cancer
April 19, 2013
Caroline B. Glick:
Why Obama's visit to Israel had no impact on public opinion or government policy
Gold collapse: The start of something big?
Livable super-Earths? Two candidates among Kepler's latest finds
April 17, 2013
Too much of a good thing? 'Palestinians' realize downside of foreign aid boom
BAD NEWS: EVERYONE IS RIGHT!
April 15, 2013
Egyptian Christians respond with harsh words to attack -- rocks, Molotov cocktails, and gunfire -- against main cathedral
Marcy Darnovsky and Karuna Jaggar:
High Court to decide if you should own your DNA
US bracing for more Russian blowback after taking action against 18 more human rights violators
April 12, 2013
New cybersecurity bill: Privacy threat or crucial band-aid?
Jewz in the Newz by Nate Bloom:
The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Russo:
Jackie Robinson's Friend, Hank Greenberg; CNN's Jake Tapper; Texas County in the News is named for 19thC. Jewish soldier and Congressman
FRUITY QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS: A flavorful, colorful and edible vessel of delicately fluffy, mildly nutty filling combined with chewy apricots, tangy cherries, and crunchy pistachios
April 10, 2013
North Korean missiles: Could US shoot them down?
Warning: Don't waste your capital being fooled by profit prophets
Donald Hensrud, M.D.:
Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Take vitamin supplements with caution --- even approved, they may actually do damage
74 DNA discoveries move cure closer for three cancers
April 8, 2013
Jonathan Tobin: What Part of No Preconditions Do American Jews Not Get?
Is Putin finally trading his own party for a new power base?
Jewish World Review
Bookmark These: Buy or rent?
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT)
In the housing meltdown, many homeowners found, to their chagrin, that ownership wasn't necessarily a good thing. Is renting any better? It all depends, of course. Here are ways to find out.
A site called Bargaineering carries this "devil's advocate" post urging, "rent forever, don't buy a home." The reasoning points are basic. Renting keeps you flexible, lets you off the hook on the costs of repairs, and pretty often means someone else has to mow the lawn. And — by the way — home values can go down. They can go way down, as many sorry buyers now know.
Rent-or-buy calculators help you take a look at the specifics of your own life. This one at Bizrate.com steps you through some basics and will quickly eliminate buying as a good option if you have little or no money for that all-important down payment.
Another calculator, at Move.com, asks for numbers. It'll compare a specific rental with a house you may be considering buying. The introduction says the calculator "attempts to forecast the net effects of all the hidden forces so you can make an informed decision."
The loan-guarantee agency Ginnie Mae has a rent-vs.-buy chart.
BUY, AND RENT
This, of course, is about becoming a landlord. It's hardly for everyone because of the potential headaches of caring for property and dealing with tenants. But if you have the notion to be a landlord, About.com has a short list of how-to tips, such as making sure local rules allow rentals and finding out if the rent you'd need to charge is realistic for the neighborhood.
CNNMoney.com's The Buzz writer Paul La Monica had this recent post giving both sides of the rent-vs.-buy debate. He notes the freedom argument for renting, the American dream argument for buying, and the wait-and-see argument for staying on the home-buying sidelines while the real estate market gets back to some sort of normal.
Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.
Comment by clicking here.
Web resources for managing credit
Sites to guide you through headhunting process
Better work habits
Seek aid online when filing taxes at the last minute
How to save money, or waste it, with a home garden
Web sites to explain the mysteries of inflation
Raise, promotion or new job strategies
Early retirement info on the Web
Self-promotion may be the key to landing that job
Helpful college financial aid sites
In a dispute with the IRS?
Tips on how to sell stuff online
Get control of your credit history
Teaching children about the value of money
Starting your own business
Some help for the sandwich generation
Trying not to overqualify
The art of the deal
How to save money
Paying for college
Hanging onto your job
Got game? These sites got cheats
Who are you?
Online power tools
Poetry in action
In the news
Nature blogs spring to life
That was then; this is now
Is your number up?
“300” more than Ancient history
Looking for E.T.
Put on a smiley face :-)
Speaking of accents
In the news
AnsaThat finds its answer
On top of the world
Another day, another dollar
Prank you very much
How much is enough?
Readers have questions, concerns
Quick, give me a word
Driving you crazy
The joy of Bob Ross
Online goes prime time
You don't need to know this
Remembering the creator of Scooby-Doo
‘Leave me alone!’
Working without a map
Just you watch!
New year, new diet
Your mail answered
Chatting: Central characters
Wonders never cease
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
E-mail @ 35
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
© The Philadelphia Inquirer. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.