Category: Saving Money

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Quick Guide to Financial Investments for Beginners

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding investing is that it’s only for the wealthy or the well-to-do. To some extent, this may have been true in the past, but now there are investment opportunities for everyone — whether you already know what to do or need some assistance. There are resources available, especially for beginners,… Read more »

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8 Tips for Buying a House for the First Time

There are fewer things in your adult life that can be more stressful — and exciting — than buying a first home. Like other big projects, a successful homebuying experience relies on ensuring you have the right details and information from start to finish. These first-time homebuyer tips will help you navigate the homebuying process,… Read more »

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How to Travel on a Budget

For most of us, we spend our days scrolling through social media, daydreaming of warm, sandy beaches and a relaxing vacation. And even though the coronavirus pandemic has put quite a few plans on hold, we can use this time to learn ways to better budget our travel for the future. Planning a vacation on… Read more »

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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 are important, but they aren’t the only ways to reach your financial goals. Learning when and how you should spend your money will influence your ability to reach your financial goals. With a… Read more »