Test Drive a Car

Tips for Test Driving a Car in the Hudson Valley

A lot of car shoppers worry about negotiating with the dealerships. But before you can even think about that, you have to master your test drive.

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Couple discussing getting a joint account

Should we have a joint checking account?

Ah, the intertwining of finances! Of all the complexities of a relationship, this is perhaps the most delicate. Should you and your spouse or partner combine accounts into a joint checking account? Or should you keep them separate? To answer that,...

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Stay financially safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Fraud Prevention During the COVID-19 Outbreak

There has been a lot of information made available this week on the spread of COVID-19 but we wanted to provide a quick overview of how you can adapt your personal financial management during this crisis. We’ve listed our top 5 tips to handle your...

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Personal financial management during a crisis

5 Money Tips During the COVID-19 Outbreak

There has been a lot of information made available this week on the spread of COVID-19 but we wanted to provide a quick overview of how you can adapt your personal financial management during this crisis. We’ve listed our top 5 tips to handle your...

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couple refinancing home mortgage

Top 4 Things to Know About Mortgage Refinancing

Considering a mortgage refinance? With rates as low as they are, it may sound appealing and can, in fact, save thousands of dollars in interest. But refinancing isn’t necessarily for everyone, and if you’re further along in your mortgage...

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woman reviewing high-rate debt

Personal Loans vs. Lines of Credit

So you need a Personal Loan. Or do you need a Personal Line of Credit (LOC) Aren’t they basically the same thing? Not exactly, and understanding the key differences will be important in determining which is the better option for you. Let's...

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Lower your insurance

5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Car Insurance

There are some factors that insurance companies use when determining your rate that aren’t negotiable. They will look at things like your age, your marital status, where you live, and what kind of car or truck you drive.

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A couple doing home improvements with help from a Personal Loan

Home Improvement Loan

Home improvements can take many different forms, from major projects like building an addition to smaller ones like a few new appliances. Many times, people turn to home equity products like home equity loans or home equity lines of credit to finance...

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Paying for wedding with a Personal Loan

What is a Wedding Loan?

Say yes to the dress – without piling on higher rate credit card debt. From photographers to florists, the expenses of planning your big day can add up fast. In fact, The Knot puts the average cost of a wedding in 2017 at over $33,000! That...

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