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December 2, 2014

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

Best and Worst Buys of August 2014

By Cameron Huddleston





You'll find deeply discounted summer and school-related items this month


JewishWorldReview.com | August is a great month for bargain hunters. You'll find lots of sales on summer-related items this month as retailers try to make room for fall inventory. And as kids head back to school, there will be plenty of sales on school supplies along with back-to-school sales tax holidays in 15 states (see our list). Here's what else you can expect to find on sale in August -- and what you should wait a little longer to buy.

What's on sale now ...

Dorm furniture. Look for big-box retailers to mark down furniture for students heading off to college. For example, Walmart offered futons for as little as $89 and computer desks for $29 last year, according to DealNews.com. Even if you or your child aren't heading off to school, dorm sales are a great time to find deals on storage items and bedding, in addition to furniture, says Howard Schaffer, vice president of Offers.com.


Grills. Department stores, home-improvement stores and big-box retailers will cut prices on grills by as much as 50% this month and September, according to DealNews.com. Look for coupon codes to be released by retailers on their sites around Labor Day to score even deeper discounts.


Laptop computers. August is one of the best months of the year (next to November) to find deals on laptops. Look for prices on mainstream 15-inch laptops to be as low as $380, according to DealNews.com. Even Apple is offering discounts for students on its Mac laptops.


Patio furniture. Typically the best deals on patio furniture don't show up until late August or early September. But DealNews.com reports that many retailers already are discounting outdoor furnishings. So if you wait until September, the pickings might be very slim.


School supplies. Several retailers started advertising back-to-school sales in July, but prices tend to drop even more in August. According to RetailMeNot.com, you should be able to find 10-cent pencils and25-cent packs of notebook paper at stores such as Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Target and Walmart. These sales also are a good opportunity to stock up on supplies for a home office.



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Summer apparel. With summer clearance blowouts, back-to-school sales and tax-free weekends, there's a huge opportunity to save money on warm-weather clothing, Schaffer says. Look for discounts of at least 40% to 70% -- as well as coupons you can use to lower the price even more.

Wait a little longer to buy ...

Apple phones and tablets. Apple typically releases new models of its iPhone and iPad in September or October, according to DealNews.com. So wait until then to find deals on current models when new versions are released.


Fall apparel. Fall fashion is just hitting the stores, which means the prices are at their highest, Schaffer says. Steer clear of cool-weather clothing for as long as you can. The sales will begin in a couple months.

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



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