STATE – Over the past four years, AAA has recorded a steady increase in the average age of vehicles needing emergency roadside assistance. In 2008, the typical age of a vehicle needing roadside service was 6 years old. Today, that number has quickly grown to 9 years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury no longer offers paper U.S. Savings Bonds; the savings bond program went electronic after Dec. 31 – a move that is expected to save taxpayers $120 million over five years.
STATE – The start of 2012 ushered in higher tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, but that’s just part of the bad news for local commuters.
College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment can be a nightmare.
Todd Dagres, a prominent venture capitalist and independent movie producer, earned $3.5 million in 2003, and paid not a cent in federal income tax.
CRANFORD – A new year marks a new beginning for many in the employment sector, either in finding a position after a layoff or simply exploring new opportunities for career enhancement. During January, Union County College will present two, single-session workshops in resume writing and job interview techniques on Saturday mornings at the Cranford Campus.
In the United States, nearly nine in 10 abortions occur in the first trimester, but, until now, little was known about the 10% of women who have abortions at 13 weeks’ gestation or later. According to “Who Has Second-Trimester Abortions…
STATE – According to a report released earlier this month, New Jersey is leaving more than $500 million on the table each year by not increasing its gas tax rates to keep pace with increases in transportation construction costs.
STATE — While New Jersey added more than 10,000 jobs last month, the Garden State is one of just seven nationwide that didn’t see a drop in its unemployment rate, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
STATE — The New Year is fast approaching. With its promise of starting fresh, The Provident Bank suggests committing to financial resolutions this year! But rather than setting vague financial goals, such as “get rid of debt” and “stick to a budget,” the bank recommends making a list of specific, measurable resolutions to whip your finances into shape.