Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.  This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not lose your exemptions! These 8 facts … Read moreHave you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

Drowning in Debt in NYC? You're not alone! Find free financial and debt counseling

Maintaining healthy finances is often a daunting process for many people. It can be complex to keep track of the various interest rates, debts and obligations. It is also easy to fall into the trap of misinformation.  But its worth trying to figuring it all out!  Why?  Because financial literacy has been found to improve … Read moreDrowning in Debt in NYC? You're not alone! Find free financial and debt counseling

The NY Health Exchange Customer Service Center is now open! Call them with your questions

NY State of Health is the website that lets you shop for, compare, and buy a health plan online, in person or over the phone.  Because there is still very little we know about the health plans that will be available for New Yorkers, they have now opened up a Customer Service Center to help … Read moreThe NY Health Exchange Customer Service Center is now open! Call them with your questions

It's Labor Day! Check out our collection of Top 10 "Know your Rights" resources for NYS Workers

With Labor Day now upon us and all the news about the need to raise the federal minimum wage, we thought we would take a few minutes to share some of our favorite New York workers’ rights resources. Many workers’ rights are protected by federal, state, and local laws, therefore, take a few minutes to … Read moreIt's Labor Day! Check out our collection of Top 10 "Know your Rights" resources for NYS Workers

New York Seniors can receive extra money to spend at local Farmers' Markets

Are you 60 or older? Are you low income? Governor Cuomo has launched a new initiative to help you get fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets in your area.  As part of this initiative, low income Seniors can receive booklets with five $4.00 checks which can be used to purchase locally grown fruits … Read moreNew York Seniors can receive extra money to spend at local Farmers' Markets

10 Things New Yorkers Need to Know to Prepare for the New Health Benefit Exchange

In New York State, over 2 million of the 19 million residents lack health insurance.  Due to the Federal Affordable Care Act, most Americans will be required to have that insurance by January 1, 2014, or face tax penalties. In preparation for these changes, below is a list of the top 10 things New Yorkers … Read more10 Things New Yorkers Need to Know to Prepare for the New Health Benefit Exchange

Important Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

Its hard to believe its already that time again.  Time to register for Fall college classes! For veterans that may not qualify or have already used up their Post-9/11 GI Bill, there are important state benefits and additional resources   available to fill in the gaps where federal benefits leave off.  There are also education … Read moreImportant Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses