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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Floral Park Girl Crowned Miss Long Island Teen

On Sunday, Aug. 20, 17-year-old Genna Cardalena of Floral Park was named Miss Long Island Teen 2015 at the annual pageant held in Patchogue,...

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Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) sees himself as “a relentless advocate for the middle class.” And he hopes voters in New York’s Third Congressional District...

Who Is Herman Goldman?

The Leeds Pond Preserve, originally started as a farm and owned by the Sizemore family, was purchased by Herman Goldman, a prominent maritime attorney...

Baseball Legends, American Heroes Exhibit

    To help kick off the 2016 baseball season, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award’s Walk of Heroes exhibit has recently opened at the...

Reports: Malaysia Airlines Flight Shot Down

Breaking News: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is believed to have been shot down on the Ukraine-Russia border by separatists.  Malaysia Airlines released the following statement...
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