Consumer

What you dont know about student loans

What you dont know about student loans

August 7, 2014 at 4:48 am 0 comments

Student debt in the United States has now passed the $1 trillion mark.  This debt is now substantially greater than both credit card and auto debt loans. Although, student loans provide people with the opportunity to get college education, there are still significant costs to borrowing this money. For example,Read More

Online form helps you answer a debt summons

Online form helps you answer a debt summons

July 31, 2014 at 2:04 am 0 comments

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to civil court for debt.   You can get taken to court for consumer debt by credit card companies, hospitals, banks, other people, or a company. In many cases, your consumer debt case may be sold to a collection agency.  The collection agencyRead More

Dealing with the consumer debt legal process, step-by-step

Dealing with the consumer debt legal process, step-by-step

July 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

Dealing with consumer debt can be scary. It is natural to be unsure of what to do, but it is crucial that you understand the process, gather the right resources, and most important – TAKE ACTION!   The video explains the consumer debt legal process in New York, step-by-step. IfRead More

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

July 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm 0 comments

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves unable to keep up with financial obligations.  If you find yourself unable to pay down your debt and having to deal with debt collection, the repercussions can make the situation overwhelming and paralyzing. Learning the ins and outs of the debt collectionRead More

Avoiding Medicare fraud

Avoiding Medicare fraud

May 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Seniors are often vulnerable to different kinds of consumer frauds. A common and less-known type of fraud affecting seniors is Medicare fraud. The national non for profit advocacy group Medicare Watch provides the following tips to ensure you or a loved one can be protected against fraudulent Medicare practices: BeRead More

New York Forum on Tax Identity Theft

New York Forum on Tax Identity Theft

January 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

Tax identity theft is the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the U.S.  Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your friends at this moderated panel discussion. SPEAKERS: Robin Eichen, Federal Trade Commission William Kalb, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Giovanni Lepore, IRS Sarah Dranoff, SouthRead More

23 Tips To Help Make Your Holiday Shopping Fraud-Free and a Little Bit Less Stressful ;)

23 Tips To Help Make Your Holiday Shopping Fraud-Free and a Little Bit Less Stressful ;)

December 15, 2013 at 3:24 am 0 comments

Will you be avoiding the long lines this holiday season by shopping online?  If so, learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and other online crimes. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, with the average victim spending 175 hours and $1000.00 repairing the damage. Cyber criminalsRead More

Ulster County Workshop to Save Money on your Energy Bill on 11/16!

Ulster County Workshop to Save Money on your Energy Bill on 11/16!

November 7, 2013 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Save Mo ney on your Energy Bill! Learn How at FREE Workshop on October 24 With winter around the corner, now is the perfect time to take steps to make your home or apartment more energy efficient. Learn how to reduce energy bills with low-cost, no-cost actions and more at Cornell CooperativeRead More

Make an informed decision for judgeships on Election Day! Visit the non-partisan NYS Judicial Candidate Voter Guide

October 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

In New York State certain judgeships are filled by election, while others are filled by appointment.  The Judicial Campaign Ethics Center of the New York State Unified Court System has launched the annual non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide at www.nycourts.gov/vote. This Voter Guide provides information about judges who are candidatesRead More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service through NY’s Lifeline or Link-Up Programs

October 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Do you you know you may qualify for a discount on your telephone service through the Lifeline and Link-up programs? The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service and some wireless and cellular providers. Link-up program: provides a discount on the costRead More