Federal Student Loan Program Changes

My wife recently enrolled in graduate school, so like millions of other Americans we’ve paid close attention to news about student loan programs. One recent example: A key component of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will result in several significant modifications to the how federal student loans are offered and processed.

Assembly Democrats To Discuss Property Tax Reform On Their Own Timetable

TRENTON – Assembly Democrats announced a schedule for upcoming Budget Committee meetings and said the lack of information available from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on property tax caps highlight the need for a thoughtful review.

Unemployed Workers Should Continue To Certify For Extended Benefits

TRENTON – Congress failed to pass legislation this week that would extend the filing deadline for unemployment claimants for the federally-funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Congress will be in recess and any new bill would not be considered for a vote until Congress returns on July 12.

U.S. Economy Lost 125,000 Jobs In June

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 125,000 in June, according to data released by the federal government today. Many of the jobs lost were because of a large drop in the number of temporary workers needed for the U.S. Census.

Bank Offers “Summer Break Tips” to Teach Children about Money

JERSEY CITY – School is out and students are ready to ditch the books and enjoy the long summer days. However, the summer months can be an ideal time to educate children and teenagers about an important lesson not often taught during the school year – financial responsibility.