Nathaniel Sillin

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

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Saving For College

A college education is the ticket to the middle class in the United States. But it’s an expensive ticket and the cost rises every year. The overall annual cost for a college education ranges from about...

Teach Money Skills To Your Middle Schooler This Summer

  According to a 2014 University of Michigan Study, the average high school senior—who may already be juggling a part-time job in addition to their schoolwork—knows little about saving or proper money management. In fact, they spend...

Keeping Kids’ Sports Costs Under Control

  Most parents put countless miles on the car driving kids back and forth from various practices and games throughout elementary and secondary school. As for the actual dollars behind all that driving and purchasing of uniforms,...

Working Out On A Budget

May 27 is National Senior Health & Fitness Day It’s true: good health really does save money. A Towers Watson survey in 2012 noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an average of $100 in health care...

When Changing Jobs, Should You Leave 401(k) Money Behind?

With the average American spending only 4.6 years at any given job, it’s never been more important to have a plan for any retirement funds you’ve accrued at any employer. A big problem that began during...

Tips For Planning A Property-Sharing Vacation

If you’ve thought about renting property on vacation, keep in mind that it’s become a lot easier and in some ways harder. Much of the vacation rental process has moved online, making the process simpler...

Sharing Money Problems With Kids

Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect a young person’s home life, education and outlook on money management down the road. While my...

Planning That Affordable Winter Trip

Are you an advance planner or an improviser? Your travel planning style might save you money during the busy, winter holiday travel season. Generally, families with children and a need for specific seating and direct flights...

A Year-Round College-Planning Calendar

Planning tool for parents and prospective students Preparing your kids for college isn’t just about the money you’ve put aside for tuition, room and board. It’s about making deadlines, making the right choices and making sure your...

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The Guide Dog Foundation is looking for passionate Long Island volunteers to provide loving homes to future guide dog puppies. Puppy raisers take home...

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Long Island native Dr. Todd Sinett authors new book on back pain   After witnessing the life-changing health benefits his father’s patients received throughout the years,...

Count All, All Count

September 30 (or October 5) is Census 2020 response deadline Editor's Note: As this went to press, there was a dispute between the Trump...

Nassau County Hosts Grand Opening For New Office Of Hispanic Affairs

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Office of Hispanic Affairs Executive Director Gabriela Castillo recently hosted elected officials, local civic and faith leaders and...
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