Category: Money

Getting Out from Under Debt

Are you having trouble managing a heavy debt load? If so, you’re not alone. Households with credit cards have an average of nearly $11,000 in debt in these accounts, according to the latest figures from the Nilson Report, which follows credit card transactions.

Tax Issues for the Unemployed

Many Americans have experienced tough times in the last year or so, including the loss of a job. If you’re uncertain how the tax laws apply to those who are unemployed or seeking a new position, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) offers some timely tax season advice:

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.