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

8 Great Coupon Apps

By Cameron Huddleston

Saving money when you shop is easy with these mobile applications

JewishWorldReview.com | Coupons can be a great way to save money -- as long as you use them to buy things you actually need. But it can be time consuming to scour newspapers and flyers for them, and they won't do you any good if you forget to take them to the store. That's what makes mobile coupon apps so great. As long as you have your smart phone with you when you're shopping, you'll have access to instant savings.

However, there are lots of coupon apps available. So I asked money-saving experts to share their favorites. I've also included one I like to use, along with a Kiplinger favorite, in the list below.

Cartwheel.This is Target's free app for Android and Apple devices, and it's a favorite of both consumer expert Andrea Woroch and Kelly Whalen, mom of four and founder of The Centsible Life blog. What they like best is how easy Cartwheel is to use. Start by creating an account, which just requires your name and an e-mail address. You can scan the barcodes of items as you add them to your physical shopping cart at Target and those with coupons or special offers will be added to your Cartwheel. When you check out, simply show your Cartwheel barcode to the cashier to have savings applied to your purchase. The app allows you to save on top of store and manufacturer coupons, Whalen says. You also can use the app to browse product categories to see what's on sale at Target.

Coupons.com. Whalen recommends this free Android and Apple app from popular coupon site Coupons.com. It has grocery, retail and restaurant coupons that can be printed, saved to store loyalty cards or used for online purchases. You can link your credit or debit card to your Coupons.com profile to add offers directly to your card and get discounts when you use it to pay. If you have an iPhone, you can integrate the app with Passbook, a feature of Apple's iOS mobile operating system that helps better manage things like digital coupons. Then you can show merchants your digital coupons when you make purchases. If you click on "Top Stores" in the Coupons.com app you'll see coupons you can use at those stores without saving them to Passbook, a loyalty card, or credit or debit card. If you click on "Coupon Codes," you'll see which stores are having sales in addition to those offering coupon codes for online purchases.

Coupon Sherpa. Woroch says that she can always find a coupon with this free app for Android and Apple devices for most stores where she shops. Coupon Sherpa offers hundreds of coupons from major retailers, restaurants and local businesses. If you're out shopping, you can click on stores in the "in-store" list to see which are offering coupons. Simply show the sales clerk the coupon code or barcode when you make a purchase. You also can bookmark coupons for future shopping trips. It also has coupon codes for online purchases and a list of hot deals.

Favado. This free grocery-savings app for Android and Apple devices automatically matches coupons with items on your shopping list, says Erin Chase, an avid coupon user, creator of the $5 Dinners blog and author of several frugal-living cookbooks. To use the coupons, you'll need to load them to your store's loyalty card (or print them). It also lets you easily compare sales and prices across a range of supermarkets, drugstores and big-box retailers -- including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Trader Joe's -- to find the best deals on items you regularly buy, she says. You'll also be notified when items on your favorites list go on sale at stores in your area.


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RetailMeNot. I like this free app for Android and Apple devices because it has thousands of coupons from a long list of retailers that you simply show the cashier at checkout for savings. It couldn't be easier to use. You can search for coupons by store or category (such as clothing, electronics, food and travel), or just peruse the day's hot deals. You also can sign up to get alerts when there are deals at nearby malls.

SnipSnap. For those who like clipping coupons, this free app for Android and Apple devices lets you take photos of coupons and turn them into digital offers you can redeem at the store by showing the image on your phone at checkout. (Note: It doesn't support manufacturer coupons yet.) Woroch likes the app because it helps her keep coupons in one place and avoid leaving them at home when she shops. You also can use it to search a massive database of printed coupons, get notifications when your coupons are about to expire and reminders when you go to store for which you have coupons.

Valpak Local Savings. All those coupons you get in the mail from direct marketing company Valpak can be easily accessed while you're on the go with the free Valpak app for Android and Apple devices and Windows Phone. Chase says it's the one app she likes to use when shopping locally because its location-based technology can help her find coupons for restaurants, merchants and services. You can search by store, category or name. And when you find a coupon, all you have to do is show it to the cashier. You also can save coupons to the iOS Passbook, Samsung Wallet and Windows Phone Wallet.

Yowza. Kiplinger has recommended this free app for Android and Apple devices numerous times. It uses your location to find coupons and deals near you. Just show the sales clerk the coupon code on your phone to get the discount. You also can receive notifications when your favorite stores have new coupons or deals.

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Cameron Huddleston is an online editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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