Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775
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When Gelt Financial Corporation -- a commercial lender founded by Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Miller -- purchased a small bank in 2006, it did so in the hopes of implementing a specific business model. According to Miller, the plan involved turning the Public Savings Bank -- founded in the 1920s in Willow Groove -- into a virtual bank. The idea...
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
This isn't exactly how we like to start the year. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average off more than 5 percent, it's the worst opening since 1991. We shouldn't lose hope, though. Despite its rocky start in 1991, the Dow ended that year up 20 percent, and the Nasdaq rose 56 percent, according to MSN Money. We're not predicting that...
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What are your financial aspirations for the coming year? Would you like to pay off some high-interest debt, step up your retirement savings or set aside enough for a vacation? The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recommends several wise steps you can take to turn your financial dreams into realistic goals, even this early in the new year. Create...
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With every new year, changing jobs often tops the list of personal resolutions. But with so many career paths to choose from, which offer the greatest opportunities? From civil engineers to regulatory affairs associates, tomorrow's hot jobs are within your reach. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional and related occupations are projected to grow...
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Time to check out using it for profit
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Rikki Reyna, JE Feature
When the owner of Shadow Casting was asked to find a rugged 1960s-era ex-sailor who would sit naked in a chair for a furniture ad, she knew just where to look. UglyNY is perhaps New York City's only modeling agency specializing in booking nonprofessionals. The agency, a new offshoot of an established London firm, represents models sized 0 to 30;...
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