Financial illiteracy has become an epidemic. According to a recent report from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, more than 40 percent of Americans grade themselves a C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance issues.
ELIZABETH – Carlos Pinho, former president of the Portuguese Social Club in Elizabeth, pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $2.5 million in a Ponzi scheme that targeted his mostly middle- and working-class immigrant club members.
MOUNTAINSIDE— “With the 2009 hurricane season now underway, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves by taking a few simple steps,” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick.
NEWARK—July 4th is a major summer holiday and a time for celebrations and family gatherings. Unfortunately, many people end up in Emergency Departments due to a variety of unexpected injuries and conditions.
LINDEN—Students at Linden School No. 1 have been learning about various animal environments along with their habitats and different ecosystems through the year. The recent fishing trip was hands-on learning experience to emphasize the lesson