Money

Bank Offers 8 Simple Holiday Savings Tips

Today’s challenging economy is causing even the most financially secure consumers to be cost-conscious this holiday season. To help consumers avoid credit card debt and an empty wallet, The Provident Bank is offering some cash-saving tips.

To Smartphone, Or Not To Smartphone?

My wife decided to upgrade her dinosaur cell phone to a “smartphone” and enlisted my help. Initially, we ran into the brick wall of decisions smartphone shoppers frequently face: How to choose among hundreds of available phones, pick the right service provider and predict which calling and data plan and other options would best fit her needs without breaking the bank?

NJ Senators Call For Extension Of Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today joined with 27 of their Senate colleagues to call for a long-term extension of emergency unemployment benefits to help New Jerseyans keep food on the table during the holiday season and provide for their families in the coming year.

Avoid Holiday Spending Hangover

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January.