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When Mishloach Manot Are More Than Just A Basket!

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Ordering a Purim basket to Israel is special, however, having your Mishloach Manot hand-delivered with love is unique. It is this special niche that Gail and David Ehrlich have carved out with their renowned “Gili’s Goodies.”

From its modest beginnings in their Efrat home in 2001, the company has expanded to include...

Social Security: Don’t Be in a Rush; Take Your Time

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A popular expression goes “good things come to those who wait.” Undoubtedly, whoever coined that phrase did not have Social Security benefits in mind, but the saying certainly applies very well to them. As opined below, most people are better off deferring their Social Security retirement date until at least age 66, and probably to age 70.

Full retirement age under Social Security for people born between 1943 and 1954 is age 66. Benefits can be started as early as age 62 with a reduction (25% for those whose full retirement age is 66), or may be delayed as late as age 70 with an actuarial increase (8% per year after full retirement age). Thus, for example, an individual with a...

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