Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 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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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I was sitting in our synagogue library cataloguing books when Joanie Hirsch poked her head in. "Do you have anything on Jewish weddings?" she asked in a stage whisper. Something in her tone caused me to think the answer she wanted was not so much "Yes" as "Why?" And sure enough, when I replied "What for?" she drew herself up...
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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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This year, add a New Year's resolution that brings culture and memories to life. Don't just promise to exercise more and eat healthier. Also resolve to travel to the remote, exotic destinations of your dreams -- for less. Follow the best trip tip in budget travel: Think about when to travel. In 2008, leave no corner of the globe unturned...
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More and more boomers retiring where it all began -- in (bigger) schoolyards
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Al Green remembers his years at Penn State as truly happy; there were "no pressures of any sort." After he graduated in 1947 with a degree in journalism, he moved to New York City as a women's clothing manufacturer. Then, in the late 1980s, he retired to Longboat Key, Fla. "If someone had said to me at the time, you...
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