Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12:09 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

New York state recently started offering a loan forgiveness program that provides up to 24 months of relief for federal student loan debt.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

Banking customers in New York have fallen victim to identity theft from an unlikely criminal gang: a group of bank tellers.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:00 am
By David McMillin ·

While employers can save money by using payroll cards, their employees can easily lose due to excessive fees. Some lawmakers in New York are standing up to protect those workers.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Several states are trying new tactics to collect unpaid taxes, like taking away driver licenses.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4:58 pm
By Kay Bell ·

New York plans to pull the driver’s licenses of residents who owe the state more than $10,000 in taxes.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 5:47 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Texas and New York have been competitive for years in sports arenas. Now the states have a new tax rivalry.

Monday, May 20, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

One single, star-studded event raises millions to fight poverty.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:34 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Fannie and Freddie are extending appraisals for those affected by Sandy. Does that mean your lender will, too? Not necessarily.

Monday, November 21, 2011 10:37 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Auto loan rates in Elmira, NY, and across the country are at near record lows, making financing much more attractive. But keep in mind that paying cash is always a better financial plan. The average 60-month new-car loan is at 5.34 percent this week. It’s important to budget before you start looking for a loan.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Low yields are making it difficult for diligent savers throughout the country. If you’re looking for money market accounts in Watertown, NY, our rates survey can help you locate a better-than-average yield. Insured up to $250,000 per depositor per bank by the FDIC, money market accounts are a safe place to keep your savings. Some

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