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Five Tips to Find Balance as a Family Caregiver

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have,” said Margaret Mead, anthropologist.

What a fitting quote for a family caregiver. Without question, we can say that caregiving and a human touch have an impact on those who are receiving care. And, family caregivers are on the front lines providing this care for so ...

The Problems with Probate

Many people have heard they should avoid probate, but few understand what probate is and how the process works.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process that wraps up a person’s legal and financial affairs after their death. During the probate process a person’s property is identified, cataloged, and appraised. In addition, probate makes certain any outstanding debts ...

A Bucket Plan to Go With Your Bucket List

The baby boomers have re-defined everything they’ve touched, from music to marriage to parenting and, more lately, to what “old” means—60 is the new 50! Longer, healthier living, however, can put greater stress on the sustainability of retirement assets.

There is no easy answer to this challenge, but let’s begin by discussing one idea—a bucket approach to ...

Life Events Can Lead You to See a Financial Advisor

Over the years, you’ll experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones. That’s why you may want to seek the guidance of a financial professional. Here are some of the key life events you may encounter, along with the help a financial advisor can provide: 
 

New job ...

Vacation and Retirement: Different Goals Require Different Investment Strategies

To achieve any of your financial objectives, you need to save and invest – that much is clear. But just how you save and invest may differ from goal to goal. Let’s look at two common goals to see the differences in your savings and investment strategies.

The first goal we’ll consider is a dream vacation – one lasting a couple of weeks or more, possibly to an exotic ...

Do You Need New Tires Right Now?

There are numerous indicators that mean it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle. However, attempting to figure out the precise time span for how long your tires last is nearly impossible.

Many elements factor into the longevity of a tire including weather, the tire's model and type, driving routines, how the driver maintains the tire and the area's road habitat.

What we ...

Some Thoughts on ‘Mindful’ Motoring

Maybe it’s because I’m a “car guy.” Or maybe it’s just because I’ve been around a while.

Whatever the reason, I notice a lot of things drivers do, or don’t do, that make me concerned.

These days, there’s a lot of talk about “mindfulness” and I can think of few activities that benefit as much from being mindful as does driving. Take ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First

As you watch the rockets glare and bombs burst into the New Jersey skies this weekend, share this little bit of Jerseyana with the people on the blanket or lawn chairs next to you.

The first “fireworks” display to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was ordered by George Washington himself along the banks of the Raritan River.

Yes, fireworks on the ...

Let Us Not Forget on This Fourth

July 3, 2019

Dear Editor,

As we pause to celebrate this Fourth of July as our independence of our country from England, I hope that we also respect those that helped to cause it to come about: The brave men who risked their lives to fight for and to create the great democracy we enjoy today. Men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and many more.

These men - and men like ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 12, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...

101 Dalmatians Kids at Roxbury PAC

Faith Center for the Arts' 2019 Elementary Musical Theater Camp will be presenting Disney's "101 Dalmatians Kids" at the Investor's Bank Theater on Friday 7/12.

Twenty-five students ages 6-13 from all over northern NJ have spent half-days at the theater all week. Camp director, Jennifer O'Leary, says the focus is on building relationships while building the show.