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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: Good retirement advice at any age

By Reid Kanaley




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Don't outlive your money. A carefully planned retirement means choosing options, way in advance, that are most likely to see you through with a minimum of financial worries.


  • Living longer than you expect — a likely scenario — is just one factor that could erode your retirement assets, says this post at Investopedia.com. Inflation and medical expenses are among the other real threats to financial security in later life. But, this article says, "knowledge is power, and if you are aware of these factors, you can take steps to ensure that they do not affect you." But how? Stocks (especially dividend-paying equities) and bonds, or funds that invest in them, continue to be the long-term road to growing your assets. And don't overlook options such as fixed annuities from an insurance company, which could provide you a relatively safe and regular paycheck in retirement. http://bit.ly/RMaFMj

  • Rates of return for safe investments are lower these days than many people near retirement would have expected when they started saving. Michael P. Jacobs, an investment adviser writing at USNews.com, offers tips for dealing with the new reality. First, he says, get used to the idea that, in general, "your income during retirement is lower today" than it might have been in the past. Then, he says, start maximizing what you have by paying down debt and getting fixed interest rates on debts you cannot eliminate. Don't be over-insured. Understand tax laws. And "don't chase yield" by over-investing in bonds such as high-grade municipals that "may be susceptible to a major correction." http://bit.ly/14Bhp5q



  • Scary-sounding guidelines noted by AARP.org contributor Jane Bryant Quinn say that you should aim for retirement savings "worth 20 or 25 times the amount of your annual living expenses that aren't covered by Social Security or a pension." If you are fortunate to get near such a number, start moving money out of stocks and "build up your safety-first investments," said Quinn, crediting portfolio manager and author William Bernstein. http://bit.ly/102WOoz

  • After retirement, where should your money be? Meghan E. Smith's post at HowStuffWorks.com says start by setting aside a three-month emergency fund that's easy to get to whenever you might need it. In addition, you may have an IRA account that you can begin to access after age 59 1/2. Look for safety in Treasury bonds, CDs or annuities. You can put a lump sum into an annuity that pays a fixed amount, or if you live more wildly, buy into a variable annuity, "where you pick and choose how your money will be invested, and the rate of your return is dependent on the performance of those investments."http://bit.ly/oFaVJj

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Previously:

It pays to stay vigilant about your retirement funds
Dollars and sense on the Web
Raising children without going broke
Past and present of labor laws
Avoid money mistakes when planning vacation
Some advice needs more than a grain of salt
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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