Nathaniel Sillin

Nathaniel Sillin is the director of Visa’s financial education programs and a writer for Long Island Weekly.

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What College Students Should Learn About Money

As you prepare for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. But, college is the perfect time to instill strong and healthy financial habits, such as...

Could You Turn Your Hobby Into A Career?

You can break personal finance into three broad categories: income, expenses and savings. Your personal cash flow statement lists your income and expenses and a common goal is to end each month with a positive...

Graduated And On Your Own: Now What?

Fall is here and school is back in session, but for many graduates, it’s out for good. If you’re a recent high school or college graduate, this might be the first time you’re on your...

Could A Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense?

In some parts of the world, a gap year—a year-long break between high school and college—is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in the U.S. as well.  It’s a chance for recent high school graduates...

Save On Your Summer Road Trip

Are you packing up your car and hitting the road this summer? You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by AAA, road trips are the most popular type of vacation for families in the...

How To Save Money When Welcoming A New Pet To Your Home

Whether it’s a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals—they’re part of the family. Pets can be friends, they can offer nonjudgmental companionship when you’re...

Personal Finance Gifts For The New Graduate

College graduation season is upon us. How about a gift that will really mean something to a student in your life? The way I see it, the best graduation gift isn’t just a check in an...

Prepare Your Budget For Closing Costs When Buying A Home

Imagine the frustration that would follow if you spent hours planning and narrowing in on a dream home only to find out that you can’t afford it when push comes to shove. Starting with a...

Health And Wealth In One

How to make money while working out The end of the year is a perennial period of self-reflection, and I enjoy partaking in setting a few New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, I’ve (more than once) enthusiastically started...

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Column: Is Your Power Back?

It does involve a choice: sulk and wallow in anger or give that up and seek the joy of living again. 

Time To Can The County Legislature

They all knew what they were running for, and knew the pay. Weeks after offering Nassau County voters so little that fully four out of...

Where’s The Progress? Little Movement On Proposed Nassau Hub In 15 Years

This year is the 15th anniversary of the ongoing proposed Nassau Hub planning effort and study. Under several grants worth $10 million, most of...

The Grass Games

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. It’s also time to break out the lawn games that make barbecues and outdoor parties twice...

IHOP Thanks Vets With Free Pancakes

This Veterans Day, IHOP Restaurants nationwide will again pay tribute to the more than 23 million men and women who have retired from or...
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