Category: Saving Money

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4 Ways to Get Free Financial Advice

When it comes to advice, many of us have grown accustomed to asking friends and family members for their thoughts. In some scenarios, this might be the right course of action. But, when it comes to finances, it’s best to seek the advice of a professional. And who doesn’t want expert guidance when it comes… Read more »

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11 Ways to Save at The Grocery Store

Are we paying attention? As always, food prices increase with steady regularity, but in small increments that might go unnoticed. Even the smallest changes can add up over time and have a big impact on your wallet (and bank account credit card debt, etc.). There is no way to avoid it: groceries cost money. But… Read more »

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8 Tax Deductible Options You Don’t Know About Yet

Tax season can be an exciting, yet stressful time of year. Fewer realizations are more painful than discovering a missed deduction that could have increased your tax refund or decreased the state or federal taxes you owe. Unless this is the first year you’ve filed taxes on your own, you are probably familiar with the… Read more »

Four Tips for Managing your Finances during a Pandemic.

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across New York State, the country and the world, now more than ever we have been challenged to find new ways to mitigate the spread of the virus. This includes the way we do everyday activities including banking. To help you navigate the coronavirus pandemic, here are… Read more »

Long Term Budgeting: Planning Past the Present

Successful budgeting can be difficult, even when you’re only thinking about things on a month-to-month basis. Things can get overwhelming when you start thinking about budgeting in the long-term for bigger expenses. For example, like a future home, paying for college, or retirement- in the future. But it doesn’t have to be! In fact, long… Read more »

5 Good Spending Habits to Bring Into 2020

There are many ways you can incorporate proper spending habits into your lifestyle! Increasing your salary and putting away money into savings aren’t the only ways to do so. Learning when you should spend and how you should spend it will influence your ability to reach your financial goals. With a little discipline you can… Read more »

How to Budget for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time of year. Spending time with friends, family and other loved ones and celebrating one another before the year turns over can be valuable experiences. Still, despite the best intentions it’s no secret that the holidays also come with a particularly heightened amount of stress often spurred by the… Read more »

4 Budgeting Steps to Become a Master

If you’re just starting to really get into budgeting money you may be in a bit of a frustrating situation. You want to be an absolute pro but you don’t know where to start. Don’t fall into despair quite yet. Becoming a total mastermind at budgeting takes a little bit of practice and patience, but… Read more »

3 Ways to Save on a Halloween Costume

One of the most fun parts of the autumn season is Halloween, and one of the best parts of Halloween is being able to dress up! There’s only one problem: if you’re on a budget a lot of those especially cool Halloween costumes also tend to come with a big price tag. Luckily that doesn’t… Read more »