Finance

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Wall Street profits are up by one-third over the same period last year, the New York state comptroller said.

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the gain of $12.3 billion is good news for New Yorkers with retirement accounts invested in the market, as well as the state’s pension fund.

In this episode, John King brings you an overview of estate planning and some of the choices you may have to make in the future.

In this episode, John King talks about the distinctions between probate and non-probate property and the options for their eventual place in your estate plan.

In this episode, John King talks about life planning in terms of your will, a power of attorney and a health care proxy.

In this episode, John King talks about the course of action taken by the court when someone dies without a will, and some of the things to consider when making a will. 

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pushing legislation to help seniors who have been financially exploited by phone and online scams. Scammers hack personal information and trick seniors into giving them money.

New York’s new bull on Wall Street

Oct 24, 2016
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At first impression Maria Vullo is guarded, and a bit camera shy. But when she talks about her legal work, going back decades, you can feel her conviction.

“When I went after a domestic terrorist in the Planned Parenthood case, no one would say I wasn’t tough,” Vullo said.

Vullo is the newly appointed superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services, an agency ahead of its peers in punishing wayward banks. 

Credit Cards in College

Aug 6, 2015

In this episode, Jackie and Tom discuss several options for teaching your college bound child financial responsibility through various types of credit cards tailored for college-aged students.

Remote Deposit Capture

Aug 6, 2015

In this episode, Jackie and Tom talk about an increasingly popular service in banking commonly known as, "remote deposit capture".

Smartphone Banking

Aug 6, 2015

In this episode, Jackie and Tom talk about the integration of smartphones in our society and how they relate to banking.

Cyber Fraud

Mar 26, 2015

In this episode, Jackie and Tom talk about the most common types of cyber, or computer related fraud and share some simple steps you can take to protect your information from criminals.

Financial Frauds and Scams

Mar 26, 2015

There are many scams and instances of fraud that can easily trick a consumer into having their money stolen. In this episode, Tom and Jackie share stories of clients who have been taken and how you can best avoid it.

Credit Card Breaches and Chip Cards

Mar 26, 2015

In the last year, credit card breaches have accounted for tens of millions of dollars lost in the retail industry. In this episode, Jackie and Tom discuss the recent breaches and the future of credit card security in the form of a "chip" card.

Building Good Credit

Jan 2, 2015

Tom and Jackie share some tips on how to build good credit, including how traditional advice on 'ditching your credit card' may not be the best idea.

Gift Card Fraud

Jan 2, 2015

Gift cards are a staple gift for many occasions, but many consumers can easily become a victim of gift card fraud. In this episode, Jackie and Tom share some tips and guidelines for ensuring that your gift card purchase won't be at risk.

Financial Literacy

Jan 2, 2015

Tom and Jackie discuss the importance of gaining a sense of financial literacy at a young age, and some ways Compass Credit Union has developed tools that people of all ages can benefit from.