Nathaniel Sillin

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

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Salary Negotiations Can Help Boost Your Income When Changing Jobs

Whether you’re actively looking to make a move or being lured away by a recruiter, a new job offers many opportunities for growth. Discovering how different organizations run and tackling the learning curve during the...

FAFSA Changes Make Aid Application Easier

Do you have a high school senior who is knee deep in the college admissions process? Writing essays and filling out forms can be a stressful process for students, just as covering the cost of...

Don’t Let The Last-Minute Holiday Rush Crush Your Budget

For all the planning we do during the holidays, the last couple of weeks before the big parties and family gatherings can trip up the best of budgets.  Perhaps what’s needed is some last-minute tricks to...

Make Sure Every Dollar You Give To Charity Counts

Deciding to make a charitable contribution can arise from a desire to help others, a passionate commitment to a cause or the aim to give back to a group that once helped you or a loved...

The Right Renovation Project

Before the housing market collapse of 2007, all renovation projects—no matter how expensive—seemed like winners. Today, home renovation is a whole new ballgame and you should carefully research any potential fix-up project you’re planning for...

Five Ways To Save On An Overseas Trip

My neighbors and I talked for weeks about their upcoming European vacation with their teenaged kids. We discussed every single place they planned to visit. But when I asked if they knew how much their...

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...

Anyone Can Make Mistakes With Estate Matters—You Don’t Have To

Adulthood brings certain financial responsibilities like the building of budgets, bank accounts and proper insurance. It’s surprising how few consider a proper estate plan part of that essential mix. In fact, a recent ABCNews poll found...

Back-To-School Planning For Returning Students

Could a mid- to late-career return to college make sense for you? It’s essential to evaluate whether this is a financially risky move. In recent years, older Americans have been heading back to school part-time and...

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Free Job Prep Workshops Pre-Job Fair

In preparation for the Private Sector Mega Job Fair—which will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Nassau Community College Gym—the county is...

St. Catherine’s Staff “Go-Red” For Heart Health Month

On Friday, Feb. 5, St. Catherine of Siena’s health care professionals wore red in support of Go Red For Women. Go Red For Women is...

College Of Emergency Preparedness And Security

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the New York State Education Department has approved a bachelor’s degree program in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and...

Smoke ’em If You Got ’em

While it’s more common that you’d own a traditional propane or charcoal cooking grill and less likely that you’d own your own smoker, there...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer Shares Her Wisdom And Her Past At Local Events

Lucky attendees of the Gold Coast International Film Festival’s screening of Ask Dr. Ruth witnessed the brilliance, courage and drive of America’s most famous sex therapist during a...