Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
When you least expect it, you can lose your job, or your car's transmission can fail, or your dog requires surgery. In the best-case scenario, you may have an emergency fund set aside for unexpected disasters. If you don't, and need to raise money quickly, there are two significant main avenues to pursue, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
An excess of cash and complacency characterizes elements of today's financial markets: excess cash, in the form of the seemingly endless gush of money that continues to flow from institutional investors through private equity investors and into private equity deals; and excess complacency, reflected in the lowest risk premiums that the market has ever seen. These two excesses have created...
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Wedding gowns can be groomed for resale the day after the Big Day
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
After her wedding day, Anna Murray followed the usual routine. She carefully wrapped her designer Amsale wedding gown -- her backup dress -- in tissue, squeezed it into a garment bag and put it in a box. But unlike many brides, Murray didn't shove the box into a cob-webbed corner of the attic or bury it in her closet. Instead,...
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Men have traditionally taken the lead on home-improvement projects -- in many cases, at the insistence of the women in their lives. But today, women are not only involved in the decision-making process of what needs to be done -- and whether to do it yourself or hire it out -- but are also making the actual purchases. Women account...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Who is teaching your kids about money? The answer, unfortunately, may be no one. In the 2001 "Parents, Youth & Money Survey," written by the TIAA-CREF Institute, 61 percent of parents reported feeling that the responsibility to educate their children about finances should be shared by them and their child's school. When asked to describe just how they educated their...
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