WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. For the past three months, it had held steady at 9.6 percent.
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.
UTICA, N.Y. – More than half of U.S. adults (51 percent) say they will spend less on holiday gifts this year than they did in 2009, according to a Zogby Interactive Poll released this week.
TRENTON – Almost 400,000 New Jersey residents currently collecting unemployment will see their benefits run out sooner than they expected.
ROSELAND – Everyone is aware of the high costs of health care. In fact, based on recent government data, health care spending accounted for $2.3 trillion per year, or $7,681 per person.
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?
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.
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.
ROSELAND– Commuting can be an expensive proposition. Not only do you have to deal with fluctuating gas prices, there are also tolls, parking and car maintenance to consider.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 3,198 New Jersey taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling $6.97 million.