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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Bookmark These: Some advice needs more than a grain of salt

By Reid Kanaley




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Knowing yourself may top the list of skills you'll need in order to recognize bad financial advice. Even guidance that is generally good may be ruinous in your particular life circumstances.


—Popular, but wrong, is how Reuters columnist Linda Stern describes such advice as "Don't take a mortgage into retirement with you" and "Never borrow against your 401(k)." In the case of the mortgage, recent low interest rates mean a refinanced mortgage could be an inexpensive source of cash for retirement expenses or for an investment that would earn more interest than the mortgage costs. As for borrowing from a retirement account, if you need money for a big medical bill or other expense, terms on loans from a 401(k) plan account — which you pay back to yourself — may beat rates you'd have to pay on some other type of loan, so don't count out that option. http://reut.rs/18Wq7PB

—So-called professional financial advice could be bad for you, so watch for warning signs, says this piece by wealth manager Robert Russell at USNews.com. It says a good adviser ought to be asking to review your tax return. That's because incomes change, and tax rules are a moving target. You could be missing out on deductions or paying too much in taxes. "Weak inflation protection" is another no-no, Russell says. "If your adviser hasn't proactively met with you to discuss how to protect your wealth from inflation, that's a warning sign." http://bit.ly/15knmoL

—Rules of thumb, such as the common guidance to save 10 percent of income for retirement, just don't work for everyone, according to this post by Selena Maranjian at AOL's DailyFinance.com. Expectations of pension income can differ widely, Maranjian writes, and "others can expect small or relatively large benefits from Social Security. Some of us need to try to build up a million dollar portfolio. Others will be fine with much less." Other chestnuts to question: "Don't use credit cards" and "Everybody needs life insurance." http://aol.it/1cvV64a

—Megan Russell, at the site MarottaOnMoney.com, writes that she graduated, got married and started a job in the same year — 2012 — and along the way got "a lot of great advice" and some that didn't measure up. Among the worst of it, she said, were bromides such as "Don't stay in a job you don't like." Sometimes, she says, "it is wise to take a job you don't like to get the job you want." Another piece of bad advice was to "Do it while you're young." Russell writes, "It's amazing all the stuff us young people are supposed to accomplish." Her view: "Oftentimes the slow, effortful investment has a better return than the one with instant volatile returns." http://bit.ly/1bSrobA

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Previously:

A realistic approach to downsiznig your life
Best, worst decisions in business
Sites to help you set financial goals
Building credit from ground up
A housing bubble? What the Web says
Help your kids get money-wise
Advice for the long-term unemployed
Read up on financing before buying a car
Ways for investors to get in the know
Lowering stress at tax time
Debate swirls over minimum wage
Get in touch with your future self
Retirement funds melt away
Finding a way to pay for college
Keeping financial resolutions on track
Learning from your financial mistakes
Vetting your investment adviser
Personal-finance gems
Maintaining your credit score
How the drought affects your budget
Will you will?
Working from home
Selling a home
Why bother with a 401(k)?
Social Security and other delayed gratifications
With rates low, think about refinancing a mortgage
Watching your bank
Saving better, behaving better
Car buying, car selling
The cost of budgeting
Saving money on wireless bills
The case for paying cash
Finding, fixing your credit score
Time to start looking for summer jobs
Saving for retirement
Steps to take to avoid an audit
The most expensive things in life
Resources for budding entrepreneurs
For money decisions, should logic or emotion lead the way?
Navigating real estate industry
Getting the most out of your job search
Set a plan to repair finances
Keeping personal data secure
Income equality
Online moves may help lower your taxes
Death and money
Retirement planning in unusual times
The European Central Bank
Using social media as networks
Enrolling or changing Medicare
Scrape up health care savings
Dust off the old stamp collection
Protect yourself
When your job is at risk
The jobs are out there
Reacting to new bank fees
The daunting task of funding retirement
Managing money
Analyzing the debt debate
Money wasters
How your salary measures up
Watch out for that (financial) banana peel
How to navigate earnings season
Examining exchange-traded funds
Adjusting investments a delicate balancing act
How banks match up
The psychology of investing
Retirement planning for all ages
Get up to speed on cellphones, service plans
Getting a job
How to select a financial planner
Cut down on gas prices
Protecting your online data
Research individual health care policies
Help with individual health insurance
Tax time nears
Resources for retirement
How to ask for a raise
Pros, cons and costs of insurance
Catching business videos online
Avoiding, or recovering from, career mistakes
Making sense of ETFs
All about macroeconomics
Financial aid for returning students
Plumb Web for wisdom on paying for college
Give 'til it helps, your taxes
Take action in 2010 to affect tax outcome
Know the warning signs of impending financial crisis
How to identify, make and pursue opportunity
For richer, for poorer, but hopefully richer
How elections will affect your bottom line
Estate planning distasteful, but necessary
Is college worth the cost?
The pros and cons of early retirement
Decide for yourself if recession is over
Get advice on paying student loans
Find resources to help start a company
Research inflation, deflation to set investment strategy
Pick best app to manage finances
Learn when to refinance mortgage
Options, obstacles complicate seniors' housing
Educate yourself on fiscal, monetary policy
Check out brokers before handing over money
Boning up on exchange-traded funds
Are you paid enough?
Everything you need to know about death and taxes
Social lending cuts banks out of equation
Resources for saving money on summer vacation
Scouting out job opportunities on the Web
Get informed on 401(k) rules
Buy or rent?
Web resources for managing credit
Sites to guide you through headhunting process
Social insecurity
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
Part-time problems
Tax help
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
Money minders
In a dispute with the IRS?
Tips on how to sell stuff online
W-shaped recovery
Get control of your credit history
Teaching children about the value of money
Facing foreclosure
Just DIY
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
Here's how
Crazy contraptions
Turtles away!
Poetry in action
In the news
That's life
Download this
Nature blogs spring to life
That was then; this is now
Is your number up?
Listen 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?
Sound off
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
Do-it-yourself art
‘Leave me alone!’
Special deliveries
Weight-loss journeys
Daily routines
Working without a map
Just you watch!
New year, new diet
Your mail answered
Chatting: Central characters
Wonders never cease
Secret messages
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
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
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

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