Saving for retirement cannot take place in a vacuum. Whether you are just starting out, nearing retirement, or already enjoying those golden years, it’s important to be aware of the risks we all face. That’s where a retirement plan comes in — it helps you identify risks to your retirement assets and formulate strategies for addressing them.
Chad, after a few years of saving, I feel that my wife and I are finally ready to purchase a home. What do you feel is the most important first step? — George
The Israel National Trail, the Shvil Yisrael, is a 940-kilometer blazed trail that extends from Kibbutz Dan in the north until Eilat in the south. It winds its way through the Upper and Lower Galilee, Mount Carmel, the Mediterranean seashore, the Judean Mountains, and the Negev. It is indeed one of Israel’s national treasures, and has become a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts throughout the world.
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Following the week-long Passover break and/or spring vacation, we should all be coming away with a new glow. We have just spent 24/7 with the loves of our lives, our children.
April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right path towards a financially responsible adulthood.
If a prospective employer likes your resume, he or she will likely arrange to interview you. Increasingly, that interview will be conducted by phone.
I love going to shiurim (Torah lectures). I find them spiritually uplifting and I often gain new perspectives on interesting topics. However, lately there are more and more people who do things that I think are really inappropriate for a shiur.
When I was growing up, getting mail was an event. Coming back from vacation, my father would make a big deal about getting the mail. We would unpack the station wagon (think Family Truckster) and then my father would go to the neighbor, who was kind enough to take our mail each day we were away, to collect the piles of envelopes, circulars, phone books (remember those?), and packages. My father would then diligently go through each piece, carefully using a letter opener to neatly slice open each envelope. All items would eventually go somewhere. You know, in the place where adults keep important papers.
I’m continually frustrated at attempts to control my weight! I have to make sure to pack up all my food for the day each morning because I work far from any kosher food options; when I don’t bring food, I am forced to grab unhealthy packaged snacks or starve. And don’t even get me started on Shabbos, yom tovim, simchas… I feel as if I don’t stand a chance on holidays and special occassions. How do I get my diet under control while still participating in all the beautiful food-related aspects of Jewish life? Please help!
I love driving carpool. Would you like to know why? I love how clean my car is after each kid diligently takes his or her trash out upon exiting the vehicle. Who can forget the completely peaceful negotiations about who sits in which seat? Each child is more willing than the next to let a sibling sit in the front. The fresh smell of teenage boys at the end of a long and sweaty day of class and basketball practice is especially nice. Finally, there is the punctuality of all the kids that I drive each day, never once tempting me to beep the…beep beep beep…the horn… beep beep beep…
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