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The Johnson & Johnson 401(k) plan – everything you need to know

Reading Time: 5 minutes New Jersey is home to some of America’s greatest pharmaceutical companies, namely Johnson & Johnson which has its headquarters in New Brunswick.  In this blog we’ll talk about the Johnson & Johnson 401(k) plan, providing you with valuable information about the Johnson & Johnson retirement benefits such as the savings plan and 401(k) match. Hello …

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September Newsletter

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here are our responses to questions we got last month. Please send me your questions if you’d like us to answer them in the next newsletter! Inflation Reduction Act – Passed by the Senate in July, this Act will 1) lower the cost of expensive drugs for those on Medicare by allowing their prices to be negotiated …

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What to do if you’re feeling the pain of high New Jersey Property Taxes

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are a resident of the Garden State, it’s easy to feel compelled to complain about New Jersey property taxes. Never fear! In this blog we’re going to cover all the basics – what the tax rates are for people who own property in NJ, how they vary by county, a little bit of …

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August newsletter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last month the Fed announced a rate hike of 75 basis points, or 0.75%, the fourth raise this year, in an effort to curtail inflation. The Federal Funds rate now stands at 2.25 to 2.5%.  While there was no noticeable market impact, it’s important to understand the trickle-down effect this may have on other rates …

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Inflation’s impact on Social Security and retirement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Given the run up, there are many concerns about inflation’s impact on Social Security and retirement. Here are three main points to keep in mind. #1 One question we are getting a lot is, “Does Social Security increase with inflation?” We’ve written this article explaining in full detail; here’s the synopsis. Every year around October, the Social …

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This blog is about the New Jersey 529 Plan and how it can help send kids to college.

What is the New Jersey 529 Plan and should I use it to send my kids to college?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Garden State residents usually have questions about the New Jersey 529 plan. In this blog we’ll talk about what it is, its salient features, and the pros and cons. Before we get started, you may want to check out other New Jersey finance blogs we’ve written: A checklist for moving to Morristown, NJ from NYC …

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Our easy, clear take on the question of if Social Security increases with inflation

Reading Time: 6 minutes Given the tear that inflation has been on for the last year, concerns about managing expenses have come to the forefront. For many people retired or approaching retirement, the question of inflation’s impact on Social Security is a critical one. If you are asking “does Social Security increase with inflation?”, sit tight – we’re going …

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