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It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll want to know what to look for, and how to defend yourself.

As an investor, you’ll always need to deal with risk of some kind. But how can you manage the risk that’s been made clear by the recent volatility in the financial markets? The answer to this question may depend on where you are in life.

As we go through the coronavirus pandemic, with its constant threat to personal health and its devasting impact on the economy, it can be hard to find a silver lining. But if there is one, it’s that government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit organizations have contributed, in one way or another, to helping relieve some of the stresses – financial, physical or emotional –that many of us are feeling. So, it’s important for you to know what types of help are out there.

The social distancing and stay-at-home orders necessitated by the coronavirus have led many of us to feel isolated. Still, we’ve fought back through social media, “virtual” gatherings and walks in the neighborhood, where we could greet friends and neighbors (from 6 feet away). But when you’re dealing with the financial effects of the virus and you’re investing alone, you could encounter some problems that may prove costly.

Our local Financial Expert John-Paul Tancona from Edward Jones Investments (Mount Arlington) continues to dedicate his time to helping local residents make the right decisions. This week his article focuses on what should Millennials (ages 23 – 39) should be thinking about with this market decline.

Pictured (L/R), Morris County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Mark Spitzer, Officer Feinberg and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS to Morris County Sheriff's Officer Jonathan Feinberg, who now is a certified EMT after passing a four-month course and a rigorous National Registry Emergency Medical Technician examination.

The Borough of Mount Arlington will hold their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th at Memorial Park on North Glen Avenue.

Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi has announced that Andrea Zeien of Hanover Park Regional High School, Abby Zaplishny of Roxbury High School, and Nathaniel Gallagher of Morris Hills High School are the top three prize winners respectively in the County Clerk’s art contest for the cover of the 2020 edition of the Morris County Manual — the go-to booklet for county and municipal government information.

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