Going to college is one of the first steps of freedom as you transition from being at home with family to living independently as a young adult. With this transition comes a myriad of decisions to make about your education, housing arrangements, social life and money habits. Each decision helps to prepare for a future […]
Why is your credit score important? Building and maintaining good credit is a smart step toward financial independence, and the earlier you start, the better. Having a solid credit rating is important for several big financial moves like buying your first car, applying for a loan, being screened for an apartment, and purchasing a home. […]
Starting at age 18, young adults can get their first credit card to start building their credit and working toward financial independence. Before they start using their new card, it is important to make sure they understand the key elements of using and paying with a credit card. Here are six important things your teen needs […]
The Summit has kicked off its 2022 School Supply Drive. Donation boxes are located in all 14 branches of The Summit, as well as I-Square in Irondequoit, and Center for the Arts of Homer. Beneficiaries include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier; PEACE […]
College gets more and more expensive each year. Growing demand, rising financial aid, lower state funding, and inflated student services packages are all contributing to this explosion in the cost of a university education, which is higher than the rate of inflation. It pays to be savvy and look out for scholarship opportunities that might be […]
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