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.
CRANFORD—A representative of SCORE will provide a free seminar entitled “Small Business Financial Planning” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono has introduced legislation that would require insurance providers to develop a ‘homeowners insurance buyer’s guide’ to give consumers clear and detailed information about their policies.
TRENTON – A bill designed to push a sluggish real estate market while helping property owners avoid bureaucratic requirements when selling certain homes and seasonal rentals has been signed into law.
CRANFORD—The Cranford Public Library will host a free seminar, “College Financial Aid: How to Get Your Fair Share,” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight or rent a car; and you may be forced to carry large amounts of cash to pay bills.”
TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State fell in August, down by 7,100 jobs largely due to a labor strike affecting 7,000 Verizon employees. After accounting for the Verizon strikers, who have already returned to work, total employment in New Jersey declined by 100 jobs.
STATE – If there is one message that state and federal officials would like to share with New Jersey residents recovering from the Hurricane Irene disaster, it is fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) application – Don’t Throw It Away!
If Congress passes the latest set of President Barack Obama’s proposed tax cuts, his total will rise to well more than $1.1 trillion, or nearly two percent of GDP and close to double the size of the tax cuts enacted in President George W. Bush’s first term.
EDISON – According to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey’s poverty rate reached 10 percent in 2009-10, the highest it has been since 1993-94.