The Summit Blog

Insights and tips to help you with your finances, plus information from The Summit’s community partners.

Shared Branching – What It Is and How You Can Benefit

June 28, 2022

Shared Branching is unique to credit unions. Shared Branching is a national network of credit unions from all over the country that share facilities to give members thousands of convenient locations to perform financial transactions.

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The Summit Celebrates Graduating Seniors With College Scholarships

June 23, 2022

Taste of Syracuse is the biggest 2-day event in Central New York. This year’s event will raise money for Make-A-Wish Central New York, and McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center.

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Taste of Syracuse 2022: Meet the Beneficiaries

June 2, 2022

Taste of Syracuse is the biggest 2-day event in Central New York. This year’s event will raise money for Make-A-Wish Central New York, and McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center.

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First Time Homebuyer? Make Sure You’re Prepared for These 7 Hidden Costs.

June 1, 2022

Current low mortgage rates may make it seem like the perfect time to purchase your first home. One of the biggest mistakes first-time homeowners make is spending more than they can afford by overlooking the “true” cost of homeownership. Here are 7 often overlooked costs that can have a big impact on your bottom line.

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Why You Should Consider Refinancing Your Student Loan

May 25, 2022

When you refinance a student loan, you take out a new loan to pay off an existing loan to take advantage of a lower interest rate. Before you do, ask yourself these questions:

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Saving for Vacation

May 6, 2022

The past two years have changed the way that we travel, or even plan for travelling. Here are some great tips for financing your next trip of a lifetime.

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Smart Parents Teach Their Kids These Financial Lessons – Part IV

April 26, 2022

By Dawn Kellogg Talking to your child about money does not have to be awkward. This series of blogs will help you navigate through the conversations and make them not only educational, but interactive and fun. Yes, money can be fun! Lesson #4: Don’t give in if kids spend all their money and need more! […]

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Smart Parents Teach Their Kids These Financial Lessons – Part III

April 20, 2022

By Dawn Kellogg Talking to your child about money does not have to be awkward. This series of blogs will help you navigate through the conversations and make them not only educational, but interactive and fun. Yes, money can be fun! Lesson #3: Provide creative and fun ways for your kids to earn money In […]

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Tax Return Not What You Expected?

April 15, 2022

By Dawn Kellogg Although our goal should always be to accurately prepay our taxes, there will be those times when you either get money back or have to fork out.  How do you handle these situations? Using Your Tax Refund Wisely If Uncle Sam sent you a nice check in the mail, your first inclination […]

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Smart Parents Teach Their Kids These Financial Lessons – Part II

April 12, 2022

By Dawn Kellogg Talking to your child about money does not have to be awkward. This series of blogs will help you navigate through the conversations and make them not only educational, but interactive and fun. Yes, money can be fun! Lesson #2 – The 3 S’s: Saving, Spending, Sharing In this article, we’ll talk […]

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Smart Parents Teach Their Kids These Financial Lessons

April 7, 2022

By Dawn Kellogg Talking to your child about money does not have to be awkward. This series of blogs will help you navigate through the conversations and make them not only educational, but interactive and fun. Yes, money can be fun! Lesson #1: Showing your kids where money comes from. “Money doesn’t grow on trees” […]

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Financial Literacy Now Ensures Financial Health Later – Advice for College Students

April 5, 2022

By Dawn Kellogg April is Financial Literacy Month! As college students, financial literacy is especially important now as it’s a sign of how financially successful you’ll be later in life. A national study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) found that only 34% of Americans could answer basic financial literacy questions.  Adopting basic financial […]

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