Even in a tough economy, there are some bright spots. Many expensive purchases have gotten a lot less costly because of industry problems, a steep decline in consumer spending or both.
Even in a bad economy, people still reach deep into their pockets to help out those who are less fortunate, especially as the holidays approach. However, in good times or bad, it’s important to know that the money you are giving to a charity is truly being put to good use.
Purchasing a first home is an exciting time in anyone’s life. It’s also a large financial undertaking, a fact that leaves many people wondering whether they’re prepared for this big step.
Are you looking for ways to trim expenses? There are a lot of different reasons to be worried about money and spending these days. Cutting back on unnecessary outlays is always a good idea, but make sure you don’t chop out important budget items in the process.
Retirement used to mean leaving work forever at age 65. Today, that description no longer applies to many of the millions of Americans who are at or near the traditional retirement age. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2016, workers age 65 and older are expected to account for 6.1 percent of the total labor force, up sharply from 3.6 percent in 2006.
NEWARK—PSE&G is urging its customers to see if they are eligible for help to pay their winter heating bills. Those who recently lost their jobs, or are now working fewer hours because of the economic downturn, may now qualify for assistance programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In October, the unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent, the highest rate since April 1983.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 3,075 New Jersey taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling about $4.2 million.
MOUNTAINSIDE— New Jerseyans e-filed a record 2.78 million federal income tax returns during 2009 for tax year 2008, up nearly 8 percent from last year’s total of 2.58 million e-filers. About two out of three New Jersey taxpayers, 65 percent, e-filed this year; out of the 4.2 million returns filed.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Pharmaceutical giant Merck completed its acquisition of drugmaker Schering-Plough on Tuesday and corporate leadership is evaluating which employees and facilities will be retained by the company.