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Money for Pumpkin Picking in New York City

Autumn marks the beginning of the Halloween season, which means trick-or-treating and costuming and, for some families, pumpkin picking. When you’re in New York City, however, finding the time – and money – to pick pumpkins with the family can be a daunting task.

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Save Money on Heating and Insulation for the Average New Yorker

With the month of October comes the end of summer, and that means colder temperatures and higher heating bills. New York City apartments and housing units, especially those without sufficient insulation, can see heating bills skyrocket during the fall and winter months. Provident Loan Society of New York has tips to save the most money […]

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Helping New York Students Pay Off Student Loans

Many students in New York City have just graduated from college with undergraduate, Master’s, or even doctoral degrees, but most, if not all graduates still face crushing loads of student debt that will take years to pay off in full. Even worse, not all graduates have found jobs that can help to pay off these […]

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Why more Americans are struggling to pay their credit cards

  The Federal Reserve is tightening credit as the economy shows signs of strength, ending a prolonged period of low-interest rates in the wake of the financial crisis. As a result, banks pushed the fixed rate on U.S. farm loans recently to a five-year high. But you don’t need to be a farmer to feel […]

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Back to School with Provident Loan Society

September is back-to-school month for both young students and their parents. While students are often excited to meet their teachers and take new classes, parents can struggle to make ends meet after spending money on school supplies that classrooms often acquire. Here are a few ways parents in New York City can save money this […]

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Affordable Labor Day Trips near NYC

For many in New York City, Labor Day is a last hurrah of summer before students return to school. If you’re looking for festivities and getaways in or near New York for Labor Day weekend, here are a few affordable ways to treat yourself to a mini vacation. And if you’re short on cash for […]

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Quick Cash for New York City College Students

If you’re getting ready to leave for college, you’ll quickly discover the costs of living in a dorm can add up quickly. Between paying for a meal plan, buying furniture for your new pad, and paying for expensive textbooks, you might need some extra cash to pay for the unexpected costs that frequently pop up. […]

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Financial Success for Hispanic Immigrants in The Bronx

Many immigrants that live in The Bronx are of Hispanic descent. In fact, more than 50 percent of the Bronx population identifies as Hispanic. This makes The Bronx the most diverse area in the United States, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The Bronx is home to an array of opportunities for financial empowerment for […]

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Everything you need to know about Pawn Shops

Your grandmother’s old silverware or gold watch that’s tucked away in the attic can get you instant cash by taking it to a pawn shop. But, before you walk away with money in your pocket, here are the basic ins and outs of how pawn shops work.

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What Happens when the Bank says NO

Loans from a bank might sound appealing when you need a loan, but slow application processes and high fees and interest don’t make them the best option in a pinch. Typical bank loans can take weeks to get approval. Compare that to most pawn shops where you can get a loan in under 20 minutes. In […]

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