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Tuition-Free Degree Program: The Excelsior Scholarship

Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Excelsior scholarship, which will provide tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and u


Tips for Retirement

Here are a few tips to consider at different phases of life to make sure you are on the right track to retirement readiness. If you're in your 20s, y


How Many Credit Scores Do I Have?

Often we hear from our clients that they checked their credit score through a free site such as Credit Karma and were shown a high credit score but ye


Getting out of Debt in 2017

Getting out of Debt in 2017 The holidays have come and gone.  This time of year is a great time to think about goals for the new year. Make the com


IRS Phone Scams

There are a number of different phone scams that are currently going on, including people claiming to be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The


Saving for Summer Vacation

During the summer no one wants to stay inside. To ensure that you will be able to enjoy your summer to the fullest, here are some tips to help plan ah


Breadwinner Moms, Make the Call

When you just can’t seem to get out from under your bills and your family’s future is becoming harder to focus on, it’s easy to feel


Don't Let Debt Keep You Down, Soldier

Struggling with debt is bad enough – whether you’re a veteran or are about to transition into civilian life – but when you’re actively deploye


Pooled Trust

A pooled trust is a trust established and administered by a non-profit organization. According to Federal and New York State laws a person of any age


What's in your Credit Score?

                                                     How a FICO Score breaks down   35%- Paymen


Do Credit Checks really hurt your Credit Score?

Do credit checks really hurt your credit score? Have you ever heard someone say that every time someone checks your credit history it will lower your


Time for Improved Credit Card Security?

Is it time for the US to Improve Credit Card security? The United States has been lagging behind other countries in improving credit card security.


Carrying Debt May be Heavier than You Think

According to a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll, 18% of consumers think that carrying credit card debt from one mon


Confused about Credit Counseling?

Confused about Credit Counseling? Confused about what credit counseling is? Not sure how it can help you? You are not the only one. The National Foun


Foreclosure Prevention

Foreclosure Prevention During tough economic times, many homeowners face difficulties in making their mortgage payments. The one missed payment turns


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