CLARK – After seeing the images of devastation in Japan caused by the earthquake and tsunami on Friday, many people will want to donate to humanitarian relief efforts. While there are many organizations collecting money for the cause, Clark accountant Thomas Angelo, CPA advises you to do your research before sending your contribution.
When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount? How do you determine your proper insurance levels while ensuring you don’t waste money on unneeded coverage – or worse, leave your family exposed?
STATE – The state’s economy lost an estimated 13,000 jobs in January, according to data released today by the state Labor Department. Both the private and public sectors were affected, shedding 7,100 and 5,900 jobs respectively.
Nobody likes being nagged, but I’m going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.
TRENTON – A bill to create a new type of corporate structure in New Jersey that allows for-profit companies to organize in a way that promotes their social or environmental mission has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has called for the release of oil from the federal government’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help lower rapidly-rising gas prices.
UTICA, N.Y. – Less than a third of voters believe that their children will have a better life than they do, according to a new Zogby Interactive Survey.
MOUNTAINSIDE — Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $36.5 million are awaiting about 31,000 New Jerseyans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007. To collect the money, a return for 2007 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 18.
Before the housing crisis, it wasn’t uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship.
STATE – The average price of a gallon of regular, full-service gasoline reached $3.09 a gallon overnight, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s up five cents in the past week and 54 cents since this time last year.