Finance

Advertising Week’s Brand Building With Will Smith

BY AMANDA MOSES Building your brand is a difficult task for businesses and entrepreneurs in this digital age. There is an abundance of social media outreach to choose from, but…

New Technology Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

(StatePoint) Only half of U.S. small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This data underscores that small business ownership is no cakewalk. Beyond…

5 Tips to Avoid a ‘Break the Bank’ Summer Vacation

(StatePoint) Vacations are good for you. But they can also be tough on the wallet. For more than one-third of Americans, the cost of a vacation will be one of…

Three Steps to Improve Your Credit

(StatePoint) Good credit is a key ingredient in succeeding financially; yet building a strong foundation takes time. If you are new to credit or are working to improve it, there…

Tips to Shop Organic on a Budget

(StatePoint) Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including certified USDA organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher…

Grocery Savings

BY MATILDA CHARLES Many of us on a fixed income have problems affording groceries. The National Institute on Aging has some helpful tips on how to save on your bill….

Recent Study Shows Many Parents Don’t Have a Will

Almost half of all parents don’t have a will. That’s a stunning number of people who haven’t put their final wishes in writing. A Princeton Survey Research Associates International’s poll…

Hit the Road for Spring and Save Smart

(StatePoint) After months of cold weather, it’s finally time for blooming flowers, chirping birds and weekend getaways. Spring is here and it’s a great time for a road trip or…

National Parks Pass Is Summer Bargain

Tired of the winter snow, icy streets and overall horrible weather?  Do not worry, spring is just around here and with the flowers comes Spring Break! If you are planning…

Time and Money-Saving Gift Ideas

(StatePoint) If you have a big family or a lot of friends, you may find yourself find yourself too short on time — and cash for that matter — to…

Help College-Age Children Manage their Finances Better

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one’s life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy — college. But good money management during…

Governor Cuomo Issues Proclamation to Encourage Students and Families to Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Early in the New Year New York’s college-bound students may be missing out on tens of millions of dollars that can help them pay for college by overlooking an important…

Choosing the Right Toys Can Help Kids Meet Developmental Milestones

(StatePoint) What your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development.  So when it comes to a walk down the toy aisle, parents are…

Rethink Those Bland Vacations

BY David Uffington If you’re planning to take a vacation, consider making this the year you do something different. Take a child’s interest or a hobby of yours and turn…

Use Cash to Change Spending Habits

By David Uffington Have you broken your New Year’s resolutions yet? Many people have. When it comes to resolving to get control of your finances, however, the longer you do…