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Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

September 15, 2014 at 2:20 am 0 comments

Every adult around the world probably has some sort of bullying story to tell. Some may even say this is a right of passage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Why would we allow our children and others children to be subjected to an unnecessary form of sophomoricRead More

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

September 13, 2014 at 9:00 am 3 comments

The National Council of la Raza reports that 10. 2 million Latinos are eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Yet, there are still many questions regarding what types of immigration statuses are eligible and which are not. In a nutshell, under ACA only “lawfully present” immigrants can qualify toRead More

Infographic shows time immigrants spend in detention

Infographic shows time immigrants spend in detention

September 12, 2014 at 12:25 am Comments are Disabled

An infographic developed by Center for American Progress shows how much time immigrants can expect to spend in detention. On average immigrants with no serious offenses can expect to spend an average of one month in detention. However, those that are fighting deportation can be detained three times longer, inRead More

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

September 9, 2014 at 1:15 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this year, New York city officials the Earned Sick Time Act.  This act protects you from losing your job if you have to take time off from work to recover from a physical/mental illness or an injury, care for a sick family member, or seek medical treatment for yourselfRead More

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

September 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm 0 comments

 If you’re facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers promising to help you.  However, the only thing these scammers are interested in is taking advantage of this vulnerable time in your life.  But don’t be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save yourRead More

10 Online Safety Tips

10 Online Safety Tips

September 8, 2014 at 11:58 am 0 comments

The average American spends 23 hours online.  This is ten times more than what the average American spends exercising or participating in sports or fitness activities! Much of this time online is spent sharing pictures or other information or news about our lives, looking at pictures, visiting websites, and justRead 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

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

August 30, 2014 at 4:08 am 0 comments

The New York Attorney General’s office has created the Immigration Restitution Fund to assist immigrants who were falsely promised citizenship, residency or other immigration related services by two well known Immigration Assistance Service Programs.   Are you an immigrant who was a client of  the International Immigration Foundation, Inc (IIF)Read More

Did you ever wonder, What is Probate?

Did you ever wonder, What is Probate?

August 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

Well, maybe never if you’re under 50, but as you get older, it does become a concern.  Alexander H Ryley, Director of the Elderly Project at Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) in New York City decided to explain “Probate” in response to questions from seniors who had recently lost aRead More

Do you know your school loan interest rate?

Do you know your school loan interest rate?

August 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Whether you are a college student or the parent of one, its important to take a few minutes to look at the small print on your school loan agreement.  Of particular concern, should be the interest rate of your loan.  Earlier this year, the federal government announced an increase inRead More