In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

What Not to Buy at Drugstores

By Cameron Huddleston

Here are ten things you're usually better off purchasing at warehouse clubs, dollar stores, big-box retailers or supermarkets

JewishWorldReview.com | Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience does not always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of Offers.com. "I'm very cautious about buying anything from the local drugstore," he says.

There are several items, in particular, that you shouldn't purchase at a drugstore if price is your bottom-line concern because you can usually get them for less elsewhere, say Schaffer and other deal experts. In fact, some of the items you associate most with drugstores aren't even good deals. Here are ten purchases to avoid:

Drugstores tend to place batteries at the checkout so you'll notice them and pick up a pack, Schaffer says. But you'll pay a high price for that convenience. You'll save nearly 70% per unit on batteries if you buy them in bulk at warehouse clubs such as BJ's Wholesale, Costco and Sam's Club, says consumer expert Andrea Woroch.

If you have a sick loved one at home and want to do a little sanitizing, you might be tempted to pick up some cleaning products at the drugstore when you're there buying medicine. But these items tend to be more expensive at the drugstore, says Andrew Schrage, co-owner of the personal finance blog MoneyCrashers. For example, a container of 75 Clorox disinfecting wipes is priced at $6.49 on the CVS Web site, but Walmart sells 105 wipes for $5.88 on its site. The best way to save money on cleaning products, though, is to buy them at a dollar store, often for just a buck. See What to Buy at Dollar Stores.

You'll pay a premium to buy contact solution at the drugstore - even if you buy the drugstore brand versus a name-brand. For example, a 12-ounce bottle can cost you $6 at the drugstore, but you'll pay just $5 for two 12-ounce bottles of Walmart's Equate brand, says Lauren Ward, a research analyst for personal finance site CreditDonkey.com. Similarly, drugstore reading glasses can reach up to $25, but the same prescription strength will only set you back a buck at Dollar Tree, she says. .

Woroch says there's no need to spend upward of $4 on a card that gets thrown in the trash shortly after it's received when you can get one for 50 cents at a dollar store. You also pay just $1 for gift bags and gift wrap at the dollar store, versus several dollars at the drugstore.


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Office and school supplies
Avoid buying office supplies such as pens, pencils, notepads and tape at the drugstore because you can get them for less at the dollar store, Schrage says. The actual savings will vary depending upon the drugstore price, he says. .

Although drugstore brands of over-the-counter medicine are cheaper than their brand-name counterparts, they're still pricier than medications you can buy in bulk at warehouse clubs. Ward says that Costco's generic version of Allegra, the allergy medication, retails for $30 for 120 tablets, while the CVS brand is $12 for only 15 tablets. .

You'll get a much better price on prints at Web sites such as Snapfish and Shutterfly -- unless you need them in a hurry, Woroch says. She says a drugstore was charging 50 cents for a 4-by-6 print that would have cost just 9 cents at Snapfish.

No need to spend $10 or more on a pregnancy test at a drugstore when you can get one for $1 at a dollar store. And, yes, the dollar-store test will be just as accurate. Schaffer says that the pricing on other tests and equipment, such as diabetes tests and heart-rate monitors, also tends to be higher at drugstores. For example, an Omron 3 Series blood pressure monitor sells for $59.99 at Walgreens but just $39.88 at Walmart.

You probably head to the drugstore when you need a prescription filled. But you can save a lot by getting your prescriptions filled at a warehouse club or online. Schrage says that a recent study by Consumer Reports found that Costco and a few online prescription Web sites had better prices. For example, a month's supply of the generic version of anti-anxiety drug Lexapro costs $7 at Costco but $126 at CVS, according to the Consumer Reports study.

Most drugstores have an entire aisle dedicated to toys and games. But you'll pay a premium if you buy something at the drugstore to cheer up a sick child at home, Ward says. For example, the game Apples to Apples, which retails for $39.99 at a local drugstore, goes for less than $20 on Amazon, she says. And a Play-Doh Fun Factory, $13.99 at the drugstore, is about $8 online.

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Cameron Huddleston is an editor for Kiplinger.

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