Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776
A family business can be very rewarding -- and challenging. Indeed, family businesses are a major contributor to the overall economy, employing more than 60 percent of the U.S. work force, according to the Family Firm Institute. They do, however, face problems that are unknown at other companies, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. If you are...
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Before men of twisted ideology -- seven years ago today -- brought inconceivable violence to the shores of our country, ending an extended period of calm and prosperity that many had hoped was becoming a permanent feature of the world, a theory known as "The End of History" had been gaining currency within the world of intellectuals. This theory argued...
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It's time for the kids to go back to school, and this year shopping for school supplies will be a lot more difficult for many families. Due to high gas prices and stretched budgets, financially pinched parents are looking for creative ways to save some money. In addition to cutting back on normal back-to-school purchases, parents are comparing prices and...
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
With gas prices at the pump out of sight, with a housing slump and a rising number of foreclosures, with economic growth slowed, unemployment heading upwards, and the "R" word on the lips of many -- well, some worry may be warranted. But Philadelphians go overboard in pessimism, it appears. They seem to echo poet Robert Lowell, who once said,...
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A busy schedule redefines life's 'bottom line'
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Stacey Cohen is a billionaire. She's also a philanthropist, lifestyle guru, actress and author. And while her charities are uppermost in her mind, she notes that just as a business venture seeks return on an investment, philanthropy does to. "You want to make sure society benefits," says Cohen, who believes that her giving "makes her feel wealthy in her heart."...
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