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LMV Day 9: Overcoming Obstacles

April 29, 2016

This is a bittersweet entry for me…reflecting on our last LMV program day. All that’s left is our project presentation and graduation. What a journey this has been! It was undeniably one of my favorite days, very interactive and engaging. Our day started at the ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, a fitting location for the theme of […]

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Judging Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

April 15, 2016

As part of the New York State Business Plan Competition, SUNY Polytechnic Institute hosted the Mohawk Valley Collegiate Business Plan Competition: Regional Qualifier. Katie Ullman, Marketing Supervisor at First Source Federal Credit Union, participated for her third year as one of the judges. “This is such an inspiring day,” Katie said. “I really look forward … Continue reading "Judging Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs"

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First Source Helps Choose Young Scholars

April 13, 2016

We’ve written about the Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program (YSLPP) before, and our new entry takes you behind the scenes. This multi-year collaborative project between Utica College and the Utica City School District (UCSD) is designed to motivate talented students to stay in school, earn a New York State Regents Diploma, and pursue post-secondary education. … Continue reading "First Source Helps Choose Young Scholars"

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Easy Savings for Kids

April 6, 2016

For kids, saving can be simple and fun. A great way to start is with clear jars, so they can watch their money grow, and learn good financial habits. An easy way to do this is to create “Save”, “Spend”, and “Donate” jars. Each time “income” (like birthday money) comes along, together decide how much … Continue reading "Easy Savings for Kids"

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It Pays to Save…Literally

April 6, 2016

“Compound interest” is an important term to be familiar with. Let’s say you’re in your early 20’s, just graduated from college, and got a job making roughly $35K. You save about $5,000/year for retirement. Let’s say you do this for 10 years, saving a total of $50K. Then something happens, you have a life change … Continue reading "It Pays to Save…Literally"

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