Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: July 27th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
What did you do when you received a purple vase decorated with green stripes and gold roses as an inheritance from your late Aunt Minnie? Did you give it a place of honor in your breakfront, hide it away in the attic, or did you follow your spouse’s instructions and “sell that hideous thing because at least you might get some money for it”? Chances are that you wouldn’t dare sell the vase, simply because of its sentimental value.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
There’s no such thing as a perfect investment.
Posted on: July 18th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Have you thought about investing in dividend-paying stocks? As the name suggests, these are stocks that pay out a certain percentage of the company’s earnings as a dividend periodically (usually quarterly) to the investor. Recently, dividend-paying stocks have received a good press in publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Have you considered why dividend-paying stocks might be good for you?
Posted on: July 15th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Posted on: July 11th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Since you can’t take it with you, why not give it away with a warm hand?
Posted on: July 9th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Should you sell out of your portfolio now?
Posted on: July 4th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
What kind of investor are you? Do you try to time the market and jump in at the right minute? Or are you a more cautious kind of person who spends hours researching market performance before you consider buying or selling anything?
Posted on: July 1st, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
When I recently wished a friend “Mazal Tov” on his daughter’s engagement, I broached the issue of prenuptial agreements in accordance with Jewish law. My friend, a rosh yeshiva, turned to me and said, “Of course they’re signing one. People who don’t sign halachic prenuptial agreements are stupid.”
Posted on: June 27th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
What is the greatest present that you can give your children when they get married? In certain communities, the answer is, “an apartment.” Many parents take on second or third mortgages, sell their own homes, or bury themselves in debt to make sure that an apartment comes along with the trousseau.
Posted on: June 24th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Watch out when salesmen want to sell you a unique or secret investment.
Posted on: June 21st, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Your child’s wedding should be a simcha, and not a financial disaster.
Posted on: June 17th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
There is a myth that if you buy a property in Jerusalem then you are assured to make money.
Posted on: June 13th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
If your main reason to buy an investment is that you think someone else will buy it from you at a higher price, you may be sorely mistaken.
Posted on: June 10th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
Which investment scammer has you in his sights? Who knows? But one thing is for sure - if you start by asking the most basic questions and not believing the unbelievable, you're well on your way to protecting yourself. The scammer will just move on to his next victim.
Posted on: June 6th, 2012Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
The quality of life has improved so much in Israel that the perception of needing to bring over essentials like washing powder and soft toilet paper or popular American consumer products is twenty years out of date.
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