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Financial Empowerment for the Chinese Immigrant

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Flushing, Queens is full of opportunities for new immigrants from East Asia.

The Flushing Business District is home to many Chinese businesses that operate within the Chinatown neighborhood.

Flushing has the highest Chinese population outside of mainland China, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. There is immense opportunity for financial success within the New York Chinese community. (more…)

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Building Credit as a New Immigrant in Flushing

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Building up a credit score as a new immigrant doesn’t have to be hard.

Immigrants moving to Flushing, Queens can often feel lost when it comes to their new life in America.

Many new immigrants don’t have credit to borrow money from a bank, or from a credit card.

Here are four tips that Chinese immigrants can follow to build credit over time.

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Best Places to Enjoy NYC Outdoors

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Put on your sandals, grab a new swimsuit and take off those vacation days. NYC is the place to enjoy the outdoors this summer.

And there are many fun places to relish the sun while you enjoy the great outdoors.

Here’s a list of the best places to enjoy the summer sun in NYC. If you want to do something that does costs money, Provident Loan Society can help you out.

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Robert W. de Forest – Captain of Philanthropy, Part 2

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In a previous blog, I provided a brief introduction to the lineage of Robert W. de Forest, the first president of The Provident Loan Society. His family was among the first Walloon emigrants to settle in NYC in 1637. An industrious group, they prospered as tobacco farmers, malt liquor brewers, shipping merchants, and businessmen, and three members were captains in the Continental Army.

Robert W. de Forest was himself a successful lawyer and married the daughter of a wealthy businessman, who gave them a Washington Square Park townhouse as a wedding gift.

 

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Fun Free Things to Do in New York City

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The cliches are true: New York City is the greatest city in the world, but it can be expensive too.

Luckily, there are many things to do this summer that won’t empty your wallet. And if you get short on cash, Provident Loan Society is there to help you out.

Here’s a list of free things to this summer if your budget is tight. (more…)

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