Provident Offers Tips To Clean Up Financial Records

JERSEY CITY – For many people, tracking down last year’s financial statements, cash records and receipts for tax returns can be a full-time job.To make tax preparation easier this year or to be fully prepared for next year, consider reducing paperwork and utilizing online resources.

Update on Education Tax Credits

A college education remains a big-ticket item. In fact, the average annual tuition at a private four-year college is now $26,273, up 4.4 percent from last year, while annual tuition at public four-year colleges jumped 6.5 percent to $7,020.

Jump-Start Your Retirement Savings

It’s a staggering and sobering – statistic: More than half of Americans surveyed say they have less than $25,000 saved for retirement. Even those with greater resources can’t be sure they’ll live the comfortable retirement they envisioned.

Tax Relief for Ponzi Scheme Losses

The name Bernard Madoff will forever be associated with investment fraud. Unfortunately, Madoff is not the only bad apple involved in handling the money of trusting investors. With the softening stock market, many fraudulent investment schemes across the country have come tumbling down like a house of cards.