ON THE MONEY: A Case For Systematic Investing

It’s not that fancy. With the S&P 500 gaining 12.6% since November it can be easy to fall into the trap of wanting to chase performance. Investors lose sight of the fact that the more growth they seek usually runs the risk of experiencing larger losses when the market goes down. The principal of systematic investing takes the emotion out of investing, takes advantage of the power of compound interest, and takes the guesswork out of … [Read more...]

Geneseo Kiwanis Gifts Aspiring Sign Language Major with Laptop

GENESEO – Geneseo Kiwanis gave a free laptop to a York Central High School grad who has his eye set on a degree in American Sign Language major from Keuka College. According to a press release from Geneseo Kiwanis, Andrew Rasesi is the grateful recipient of a free laptop which Kiwanis obtained from NotebookTek on Main Street Geneseo. "Geneseo Kiwanis continued its tradition of supporting young people in need by gifting Andrew Radesi with … [Read more...]

WATCH: Blue Devils in Vietnam Memorial Day Tribute Part 1 of 3

GENESEO — The impact of the Vietnam War will always leave scars in Geneseo.  For a group of Western New York Geneseo Veterans, they used those scars as motivators to educate in publishing a book titled "Blue Devils in Vietnam." The GeneseeSun.com's parent company, Light the region Media is releasing a three-part video series to educate and inform the community on the book and the great sacrifices that these veterans made. The book is a … [Read more...]

WATCH: Heart-Dropping Video Shot Atop New Letchworth Bridge

CASTILE – Breathtaking video from atop the in-progress railroad bridge above the upper falls puts the internet right in the construction site. New structure is visible on both sides of the gorge. As we watch, a train passes on the existing trestle bridge just 75 feet to the north of where the new bridge will stand. The classic bridge will continue to be in use throughout the project. The clip was originally posted by Facebook profile Mark … [Read more...]

On the Money: Teachers are Being Taken Advantage Of

Recently, I’ve been dissecting 403(b)s for some young teachers as I’ve constructed their financial plans, and to put it bluntly, they and many veteran teachers are being taken advantage of. To clarify, this article is directed at K-12 teachers who have a 403(b) through an insurance company. Whether they’re a millennial approaching retirement or in retirement I would bet they haven’t read the entire 400+ page prospectus on their 403(b) that … [Read more...]

On the Money: 6 Things to Do When You Receive Your 2016 Tax Refund That Will Help You In 2017

Now that the dust has settled and you have taken care of your 2016 taxes you may have thought of ways to spend that highly anticipated refund check. Many people think of the things they want to buy, but the money that you’re getting back could be a good stimulus for building financial security in 2017. Here are some ways to use the money that will pay off this year and years to come. Build an Emergency Fund You should have 3-6 months of … [Read more...]

Obituary: Klemmer, Patricia Ann ‘Patty’ (Halpin)

The following is based on an obituary published by Dougherty Funeral Homes: Klemmer, Patricia Ann “Patty” (Halpin) Caledonia: April 20, 2017 at age 62 years. Predeceased by her parents Theodore & Marie Halpin, her father-in-law Allan Klemmer, and her nephew Matthew Halpin. Survived by her husband of 42 years Paul Klemmer and children; Jason (Nicole) Klemmer of Avon and Erika (Kyle) Edwards of Caledonia; grandchildren; Liam, Cole, … [Read more...]

St. Agnes Kids Buy ‘Sneakers’ to Kick Multiple Sclerosis

AVON – For this year's Lenten Drive, 'Making a Difference One Step at a Time,' students earned quarters from their family, and sometimes the principal, Ms. Elizabeth Jensen, for doing extra chores and good deeds. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, students used quarters to purchase 'sneakers' for $3, or the equivalent of one foot in quarters. The students colored their 'sneakers' any way they liked and then the sneakers were … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Livingston County Celebrates National County Government Month Primed for Watershed Year in 2017

The following is an email submitted by Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. There is much to celebrate as Livingston County joins thousands of county government peers across the nation in commemorating April 2017 as National County Government Month. The sounds you have been hearing and the momentum … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Fresh Air Fund Open to More Host Families

The following is an email submitted by Fatima Shama, Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor, The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the … [Read more...]