During uncertain economic times, everyone is searching for ways to cut spending. Maybe you’ve already started brown-bagging lunch and stopped buying $5 lattes, but there’s no reason to stop there.
PUEBLO, Colo.—When the economy is uncertain, it’s even more important to watch every dime. To help you get the most bang for your buck, avoid credit problems, and resolve shopping hassles, order the 2009 edition of the free Consumer Action Handbook from the Federal Citizen Information Center.
Now that banks have tightened their lending standards, it is more difficult to borrow money —even for those with stellar credit. So what do you do if you need a loan? Many people are turning to friends and family to borrow funds.
CLARK – The summer months are a popular time for family vacation travel. It is also open season for property crimes. Allstate Insurance Company, provides five tips for property protection to help homeowners enjoy a worry-free summer travel season.
TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced the filing of a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch & Co. this week, charging that it sold New Jersey’s Division of Investment $300 million in preferred stock based on misleading information about the firm’s financial condition.
CLINTON – Unity Bank, a mid-sized community institution with 16 branches, is providing a combination of critical business services and much needed loans to help area businesses thrive, while competitors struggle to survive.
HIGHLAND PARK—On Monday, Aug. 3, PSE&G and GreenFaith are hosting a free seminar for PSE&G customers interested in installing residential solar systems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme.
SPRINGFIELD – Investors Savings Bank has appointed Laura Kaplan-Grimshaw to the position of assistant vice president and branch sales manager. Kaplan-Grimshaw, who has a broad background in banking, financial services and insurance, will manage Investors’ branch at 173 Mountain Avenue in Springfield.
STATE—New Jersey’s unemployment rate reached its highest level in 32 years in June, but Corzine administration officials are trying to put a positive spin on the grim economic situation.