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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: Reacting to new bank fees

By Reid Kanaley




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Banks are looking for new ways to make money, and your debit card has their eye. New fees to debit card holders, announced in recent days by Bank of America and Citigroup, are a wake-up call for all consumers.

-Unintended consequences: Forbes.com says here that Bank of America's new fee is the result of limits put on banks under recent Dodd-Frank Act regulations. As of Oct. 1, the act limits the fees big banks can charge retailers when a customer uses her debit card to make a purchase. That was good news for retailers, but not for individuals with debit cards, according to many observers, including Forbes staffer Halah Touryalai, the author of this post. As some predicted, banks are simply looking elsewhere to make up the shortfall. http://is.gd/D23X6A

-Switch to credit: At BankingMyWay.com, personal-finance writer Jeff Brown wraps up some of the best advice in recommending strategies to minimize debit card fees - or to make them as palatable as possible in these sour times. You might need to consolidate accounts, for example, to avoid paying fees on several. Brown also notes that if you pay a balance every month to avoid the interest charges, the cost of using a credit card for purchases, instead of a debit card, may be smaller. http://is.gd/PlIqpP

-Shop around: It's certainly a good time to start shopping for better rates and fees, notes this posting at eHow.com. It's more important than ever to read the fine print when you open an account - and again, and again as the bank unilaterally changes its terms. It's easy to ignore those single-spaced notices mailed by banks, and then to be shocked at the subsequent hits to your account. http://is.gd/wCQIPn

-Know the players: The enormous revenue that debit and credit cards generate for banks explains the game that banks and merchants play to entice customers to use either a credit card (preferred by banks) or a debit card (preferred by merchants). About.com describes the long-running game - with all of us in the middle. The fact that the rules are changing right now means it's important to be a fully informed consumer. http://is.gd/CmAuw3

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Previously:

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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