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  • Schenectady hot dog landmark finally pays up
    Schenectady hot dog landmark finally pays up
    Mike's Hot Dogs lives, thanks to a nearly $30,000 delinquent tax payment.The 47-year-old Schenectady business narrowly escaped foreclosure on Wednesday when owner John Mantas paid the City of Schenectady's Finance Department $29,897 in...
  • A tough time need not be worsened without money.
    Confessions of a financial rep: You really do need life insurance
    "How am I going to bury my father...the funeral home wants $5,000 before they will do anything?" There it was in front of me at a diner in Rotterdam in the Capital Region. A mother, with her young children alongside, pleading with a...
  • Bitcoin breaks into the Capital Region via the coffee scene
    Bitcoin breaks into NYS dining via the coffee scene
    The Capital Region is claiming a financial first in New York State.CT@HB has teamed up with Capital City Coffee Roasters to make use of the innovative Bitcoin financial system to, as a company statement released Friday put it, "provide a...
  • Family money
    6 powerful benefits of the Roth IRA for all investors--Part 1
    Most investment vehicles don't garner great curiosity, but if any are deserving of that kind of attention, it would be the Roth IRA. Capital Region families inquire about it, even if they know very little about investing.The Roth version of...
  • Schenectady's Union Inn closes under water, actually and financially
    Schenectady's Union Inn closes under water, actually and financially
    The legal entanglements have outlasted Joyce Fordham's funds. Thus, the owner of The Union Inn in Schenectady has closed the 517 Union Street, Schenectady, business as of Monday.Fordham has been beseiged by legal and logistical problems since...
  • Money: A family affair
    Make money health a family affair--part one
    Money health isn't just for the parents. By easing stress caused by misunderstandings of family needs and money basics, Capital Region families can essentially make financial literacy a family affair. This three-part series will look at topics...
  • Morrette's, Schenectady dining icon, ends a 67-year run
    Morrette's, Schenectady dining icon, ends a 67-year run
    In 1947, Indian and Pakistan gained their independence from England, the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and first-class postage stamps went for three cents.Oh yes, and Morrette’s King Steak...
  • Here's the latest on Mexican Radio's Schenectady schedule
    Here's the latest on Mexican Radio's Schenectady schedule
    OK, so when is Mexican Radio really going to open its new downtown Schenectady location? Let's put it this way. Owners Lori Selden and Mark Young didn't create long-term successful Mexican Radio venues in New York City and Hudson by being...
  • New jobs coming to Schenectady
    180 new jobs not 'quirky' for Schenectady
    The Capital Region has claimed as its own Edison, Steinmetz, General Electric...and now Quirky.“GE and Schenectady gave the world electricity, the first television broadcast, the steam turbine, and dozens of other transformative inventions,...
  • Give yourself a pay raise
    Like your tax refund? 3 big reasons you shouldn't
    Capital Region families: Are you getting a big check back from Uncle Sam this year? If the latter (75% of Americans are), before you celebrate winning lotto, it might interest you to know that a giant refund isn’t cause for celebration.Why...
  • Downtown Schenectady
    Made in America? New film probes past, future
    The Capital Region debut and screening of American Made Movie, a new documentary, will take place at the Proctors GE Theatre on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow, led by local, statewide, and national leaders...
  • Roth IRA
    Money health 2014: Roth IRA, a family's best friend, part 1
    In the maze of financial do's and don'ts, one truth seems to have emerged. For Capital Region families, the Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs) offer a powerful, sensible, smart way to save for the future (and in some instances, the...
  • Schenectady Indian restaurant leaving City Hall area venue
    Schenectady Indian restaurant leaving City Hall area venue
    A flip-flop is in the works for the Schenectady dining scene.The Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant is moving from its Jay Street location opposite City Hall to 142 Clinton Street which, until it closed after today's service, had been home to Deanna&...
  • Capital Region Wine Festival set for February 15
    Capital Region Wine Festival set for February 15
    The annual Capital Region Wine Festival, to be held at the Proctors entertainment complex in Schenectady on Saturday, February 15, is expanding its offerings this year.The day, subtitled "Romancing the Grape," will begin with the "...
  • Employees' retirements
    Sound retirement advice from a great boss...with Good Humor
    David Mahoney ran some top-rate companies, from Avis Rent-A-Car to Hunt Foods to Good Humor. He was smart and caring enough about his employees, because he knew those stressing out about money are less happy--and less productive. Capital Region...