Nicholas Fainlight | Business Development Associate, Hartford, CT

Nicholas Fainlight is an aspiring finance professional.

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4 Tips to Help Millennials Save for Their First Home

There seems to be a prevalent mindset that millennials will never be able to afford a house. While the housing market is inflated in some areas, for most of the country, there are certainly affordable properties. This misconception is certainly not current for many young adults who are working full-time, even if they have significant […]

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How to Use Credit Cards the Smart Way

Credit cards are something we’re likely all familiar with. You’ve probably gone shopping to a larger store and had the salesperson ask if you want to open a credit card account specific to that store. It’s likely you always brush it off, knowing you don’t shop there that often or don’t want to deal with […]

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5 Reasons You Should Get a Side Hustle

No matter where you are in your professional journey or what your personal finances look like, there are plenty of reasons to start some kind of side hustle. If you’re young, it’s even more of a reason to find an additional source of income! When you’re young, you usually have less responsibilities than someone older […]

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Worrying About Debt? 5 Ways to Become Debt Free

According to a recent study, Americans are leaving behind around $62,000 worth of debt. This number is overwhelmingly high and shows there’s a serious problem facing people living in the United States. Far too many people are in debt, for various reasons. Some of the biggest culprits are student loans, credit card debt, and mortgage […]

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Saving Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: 3 Tips to Get You Started

The value of saving money is pretty apparent to most people, but the actual process of doing so is a lot more difficult. As human beings we often do not actually want to save up the money we have worked so hard to get. The temptations to spend that money are all around us and […]

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5 Apps for Managing Your Finances

Everyone looks forward to receiving compensation after working hard. However, due to rising expenses, many people see their compensation vanish within a few days. Struggling with your finances is difficult, but there are ways that you can receive help. Thanks to the age of technology, there are multiple financial apps currently available to help manage […]

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The Importance of Risk When It Comes to Finance

Risk is involved in every aspect of life. The risk of taking your first steps is falling; the risk of asking a person on a date is rejection; the risk of interviewing for a job is failure; the risk of parallel parking is hitting another vehicle. So, it is guaranteed that creating a business or […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Shopping Fraud This Holiday Season

In a similar vein to a blog I wrote recently about how to avoid overspending during the holidays, I recently came upon a Forbes article about how online shopping fraud is especially prevalent during the holidays and what you can do to protect yourself. It’s a shame that a time of year that’s supposed to […]

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