Money

Trim Your Vacation Costs

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, when it comes to gas prices, this is like déjà vu all over again. Instability in Africa and the Middle East, among other factors, has driven up pump prices to levels we haven’t seen since the summer of 2008.

Financial Literacy Teachable Moments Come At All Ages

I learned lots of valuable information in high school, but one subject that wasn’t on the curriculum was personal financial management. We didn’t learn how to balance a checkbook, why budgeting is important or how credit card interest works, among other life lessons.

Treasury To “Retire” Paper Check For Social Security Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check, a move expected to save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning May 1, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs…

Liberal Groups Call For Restoration Of NJ EITC

NEWARK– As Americans file their income tax returns, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) held a press conference today at its Free Tax Preparation Center in Newark to demand that the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie restore New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.

Tax Protest Planned

ELIZABETH — General Electric made $14.2 billion in profit, yet calculated a 2010 corporate tax bill that added up to less than zero. Instead of paying taxes, the company will receive a $3.2 billion gift from the taxpayers.