Insights and tips to help you with your finances, plus information from The Summit’s community partners.
September 1, 2022
It’s September. The scent of autumn is in the air and the kids are back at school. It’s also National College Savings Month – a time to recognize the importance of saving early and often when planning for your child’s education.
August 29, 2022
They seem genuine. They appear to know a lot about you. They are the scammers. Scammers are a sad fact of life in today’s world. It is increasingly important to protect yourself against those who use lies and deceit to separate honest people from their money, property, or identity.
August 19, 2022
College costs money. But while parents and students are calculating the expense of tuition, room and board, they can sometimes overlook the fact that students usually need additional funds for things like supplies, transportation and personal items (and maybe pizza).
August 10, 2022
A recent back-to-school survey shows that parents plan to spend an average of $661 per child for back-to-school shopping this year, up 8% from 2021 and 27% from 2019. Clothing and accessories lead the increase, costing 18% more this year on average. School supplies cost 7% more.
July 22, 2022
A financial journey typically includes several twists and turns – such as understanding how to manage spending, build savings and control debt. There might be “speed bumps” in the form of unexpected changes in income. Along the way, you might also navigate milestone purchases such as financing a home or car.
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.
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.
June 2, 2022
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.
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:
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.
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! […]