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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On Sunday, Sept. 19, more than 400 participants came together to “Remember and Celebrate Jimmy” as well as all the precious lives lost over...

Sand Storm Versus Blizzard–You Choose

There is no denying that the Northeast, and our area in particular, has gone through quite the stretch of horrendous winter weather where it...

Rekindling Old Flames At 50th Reunion

Old classmates reignited friendships and shared memories of their teenage years as the Hicksville High School Class of 1964 came together recently to celebrate...

Roger Street Friedman’s Fave Artists

Sea Cliff-based performer Roger Street Friedman’s musical roots stretch back to the era of 1970s-era singer-songwriters, which is perfectly reflected on his recently released...

Long Islanders Rally For Separated Immigrant Families Amid Heat Wave

Under the banner of Families Belong Together, more than 700 cities nationwide held marches and rallies yesterday to protest the policy of separating families...
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