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Know your rights and tackle your debt today!

October 1, 2014 at 10:41 am 0 comments

The unemployment and underemployment situation for New Yorkers is not getting any better.  This means that families across the state are still struggling with debt, potential foreclosure, and limited resources.  To find out what assistance may be available to help you deal with your debt, first make a list ofRead More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

October 1, 2014 at 8:34 am 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

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

September 25, 2014 at 3:35 am 0 comments

At 8.5%, New York has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.  One of the effects of unemployment is that homeowners throughout NY may also be struggling to pay their home mortgages and may even be facing foreclosure.  Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent companies out there that areRead More

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

September 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

The Western New York Law Center has a program to provide legal help with consumer debt, offering consumers assistance with garnishments, credit default judgments and other issues. The Law Center is offering this program because of what they call a  “troubling trend” in consumer debt cases in court. In 2013,Read More

Are you considering a payday loan?

Are you considering a payday loan?

September 2, 2014 at 1:01 am 0 comments

At some point in your life, you may find yourself thinking about getting a payday loan.  Let’s face it, the truth is that for those of us with limited income and living paycheck to paycheck, a sudden bill such as a medical expense, traffic ticket, etc., can put us inRead More

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