Majority Of NJ Residents Say They’re Worse Off Financially

STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.

Debit Cards Will Soon Have A Cost, If They Don’t Already

STATE — Starting early next year, Bank of America will begin charging debit-card users a $5 per month fee to pay for purchases. Several other banks have also recently introduced or started testing debit card fees recently.

Workshop Will Show Small Businesses How To Sell To Picatinny Arsenal

UNION — UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation, is hosting a free workshop for local businesses interested in selling to the Picatinny Arsenal and other governmental agencies. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCEDC’s headquarters in Union.

Start Your Student Loan Search Now

If you’ve got a high school senior, your household is probably knee-deep in senior-year activities – and expenses. Not to elevate your stress level, but this is probably a good time for you and your kid to start investigating how you’re going to finance college next fall. Seriously.

Bank Announces New Name At Event Attended By Community Leaders

ELIZABETH — Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings announced the company’s new name, Investors Bank, and presented logo, called “The Weave,” during a reception at its newest branch located at 51 South Broad Street in Elizabeth.

Columbia Bank Receives Bauer’s 5-Star “Superior” Rating

FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank has been awarded a 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating company. Bauer’s 5-Star Rating, their highest performance ranking, represents an independent, unbiased analysis of a financial institution’s safety and soundness position.