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  • How to invest in spring

    By Mark Eshman

    May 7, 2013 | 7:43 pm

    The tulips in New York City are in vibrant, raging bloom.  The locals who, less than two weeks ago donned dark overcoats, scarves, and gloves, and were slumped miserably over their iPhones as they trudged down into the dank subway, are now walking brightly, as the sun warms their...

  • Is an annuity right for you?

    March 15, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Grandpa’s fixed pension, that sweet and steady stream of income that started on the day he retired, is nearing extinction. Most Americans today will retire not on company checks, but on personal savings and Social Security. With interest rates low, the stock market jumpy and Congress...

  • Young entrepreneurs earn gelt for the community good

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2012 | 11:01 am

    “We call these tchotchkes,” Keith Wasserman says, examining a snow globe. The 27-year-old founder and president of Gelt Inc. talks into a video camera as he walks around the furnished unit in a Bakersfield apartment complex, which the company purchased in 2009.

    The video is featured...

  • Ice cream entrepreneur taps into the ‘spiritual aspect’ of business

    March 15, 2012 | 10:47 am

    After Ben Cohen and business partner Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making, they established their first ice cream shop in 1978 and went on to build Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ­—a $300 million empire and one of the largest ice cream businesses in America. 

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  • Shul Business

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 15, 2012 | 10:36 am

    No one taught Rabbi Ahud Sela how to read a budget when he was in the seminary. Talmud and pastoral counseling took precedence over the basics of planned giving.

    So when the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly teamed up with American Jewish University (AJU) to create the...

  • Mega-millionaire, Age 95,  Says, ‘You Can Do It!’

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 15, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Mega-millionaire Stanley A. Dashew, 95, has some words of wisdom for anyone trying to make it in today’s tough economy: You can do it.

    It’s no secret, he says. In fact, it’s the title of the book, “You Can Do It!: Inspiration & Lessons From an Inventor, Entrepreneur, & Sailor,”...

  • Did you transact your business honestly?

    March 14, 2012 | 5:48 pm

    “When a person is led in for judgment [in the next world], God asks: ‘Did you transact your business honestly? Did you fix times for the study of the Torah? Did you fulfill your duty to establish a family?’ ”
    —Rava (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

    The very first question that God...

  • Options for Family Philanthropy

    March 8, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Baruch S. Littman is vice president of development for the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, which manages total charitable assets exceeding $700 million.

    With the wealth creation of the past 25 years, a generation of recently minted millionaires is now contemplating the...

  • Deciding one’s legacy

    March 8, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    Whether reading about yet another contested celebrity will or comforting a friend caught in a family estate squabble, many of us have stumbled upon the conflictual residue of estate planning gone sour. To be sure, some grantors would be just as happy to learn of these post-mortem...

  • Stanley Black: Businessman, philanthropist, collector

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Moses may have brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, but he only gave the Israelites one copy — and those stone tablets weren’t easy to lug around.

    Real estate businessman and philanthropist Stanley Black, on the other hand, has probably distributed hundreds of...

  • When good deals go bad

    March 8, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    So your good deal has gone bad. Perhaps your house is underwater. Maybe that great job, with the promise of valuable stock options, not only has not produced options “in the money,” but has itself disappeared. It could be that your business, once lucrative and full of promise,...

  • Smith Barney doesn’t manage this portfolio. My heart does.

    By Dara Lehon

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A conservative, long-term investor, I'll still admit to my sometimes ridiculous attraction to the highs and lows of risk. Question is: How much can I -- or anyone -- really handle?
     
    At 22, I'd fearlessly seek the beta -- or risk factor -- in anticipation of the alpha -- or excess...
  • Don’t Stress About Your Stock Portfolio

    By Russell Wild

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Back in the go-go years of the stock market, when it seemed that everyone was getting rich, a certain recently retired rabbi started buying shares in a handful of high-flying Internet stocks. The shares skyrocketed. The man bought more. Within no time, he became a millionaire many...