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Take charge

(This is an updated version of an article I originally wrote in 2005 for Kallah Magazine. Unfortunately, the economy has gotten worse and bank rates for savings have plummeted, so it was time to put in new figures.) Are you armed and dangerous?  A credit card in your wallet could turn into a loaded weapon, triggered by your spending habits and aimed at your credit score.  A credit card has great potential – it can prove greatly beneficial or seriously harmful.  Misused, a credit card may be one of the most dangerous things to have in your possession.  Alternatively, if you maintain control over it, your credit card can actually serve as a tool to build your credit and assist you in tracking your expenditures. 
Continue reading on Examiner.com Take charge (part 1 of 2) - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.comhttp://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/take-charge-part-1-of-2#ixzz1cMqFclMX

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Divrei Chaim: a bite from the lion

Divrei Chaim: a bite from the lion: There are different views in Chazal as to how to understand the pasuk of " VaYisha'er ach Noach, " that Noach alone was left -- what does th...

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Getting from yours and mine to our

http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/the-nature-of-love

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Got Box Tops?

My post on the cause marketing program launched by General Mills in 1996.
Box Tops' Program Teaches Lessons in Cause Marketing

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Divrei Chaim: what is the ma'aseh merkava doing in mes. chagiga?...

Divrei Chaim: what is the ma'aseh merkava doing in mes. chagiga?...: It is said in the name of the GR"A (R' Tzadok also has it in many places) that every aggadita in sha"s fits exactly to the masechta it is pl...

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Cause Marketing and "Goodwashing"

The example of breast cancer and products that sport pink ribbons
Related post: http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2011/06/beyond-pink.html
Other recommended reading on the subject: http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/?p=1178

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A different view on Sukkoth

Some holiday inspiration http://divreichaim.blogspot.com/2010/09/sarah-and-sukkos.html
of related interest: http://divreichaim.blogspot.com/2010/09/aravah-no-scent-no-taste-but-so-very.html?spref=bl

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Divrei Chaim: mitzvos b'teilos l'asid lavo

Divrei Chaim: mitzvos b'teilos l'asid lavo: I cannot recall in which parsha it appeared, but somwhere in Rav Kooperman's notes to the Meshech Chochma he has a nice hesber of the machlo...

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collection of Yom Kippur posts