UTICA, N.Y.—A recent survey is bad news for retailers. While holiday consumer spending was weak in 2008 due to poor economic conditions, the situation might not be any better this year.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and many donations are made to charitable causes at this special time of year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform outlined a plan for Congress and the Administration to begin working now to significantly reduce the national debt, which is currently $7.6 trillion. Red Ink Rising, the Commission’s first report, calls on policy makers to enact both spending cuts and tax increases to shift our nation’s fiscal course.
MOUNTAINSIDE NJ — Taxpayers can get the most out of new recovery tax breaks and get a jump on preparing their 2009 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on IRS.gov.
BERKELEY, Calif. – According to data released by the federal Department of Education this week, 12 percent of college students who began repaying student loans had defaulted by 2009. A disproportionate number of those students attended for-profit schools.
For many professions, the price of admission is higher education. Unfortunately, college degree costs have skyrocketed, so people often to enter the workforce saddled with massive student loans and monthly loan payments that strain their starting salaries.
As the new year approaches, many people will resolve to lose weight or get into better physical shape. If so, you’re not alone. According to the International Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association, more than 45 million Americans belong to health clubs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) unveiled new legislation that would authorize the federal government to directly lend to small businesses, using TARP funds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance, (R-NJ), this week renewed his call to allow the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) to expire at the end of this year and direct repaid funds and interest toward debt reduction.
At this time of year, many people pause to reflect on what they’d like to change about their lives going forward – lose a few pounds, take a class, spend more time with the kids. Often, these goals revolve around personal finances.