Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

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While the two presidential candidates have based their pitches to the Jewish community largely around Israel and foreign policy issues, the American Jewish Committee's annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion shows that the paramount issue among Jews is exactly the same as it is for Americans in general: namely, the faltering economy. "A couple of months ago Iraq was the...
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
Chicken soup for the investor? My years as a financial advisor have given me insight into the complex relationships between investors and the ever-changing financial markets. While I do not present the following principles as immutable laws, I want to share them with you as you savor a cup of coffee this morning (or maybe down a bowl of chicken...
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Remember the "Seinfeld" where Jerry's bubba went to make a deposit in her bank and only found a deserted alley in its place, with a tough guy waiting to give her directions? Maybe he was just a former financial officer down on his luck. This skittish market doesn't have anyone laughing, but a perusal of current money magazines, financial publications...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
A good friend told me about going to a psychology conference and running into a college acquaintance she hadn't seen in more than 30 years. "We looked at each other's name tags, and the memories came flooding back," she told me. Then she paused and whispered half-jokingly, "But she looked so middle-aged!" I know what my friend means. It doesn't...
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Golden oldies help battle age-old stereotypes
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
For some reason, many still believe that seniors -- people in their 70s, 80s, 90s and older -- simply are all frail, sick and confused. In truth, with assistance from modern medicine, exercise and activities, wise nutrition and financial pre-planning, a person's later years can be a time of pleasure, exploration and self-fulfillment. Dr. Barry Marks, a geriatric specialist with...
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