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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under the direction of Rohit Chopra, is taking significant steps to address the issue of medical debt in the U.S. Recognizing the financial strain that healthcare costs place on millions of Americans, the CFPB is developing regulations to exclude medical bills from consumer credit reports. This initiative aims to […]

New Yorkers who own or lease certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles may be eligible for a settlement due to a class action lawsuit regarding the lack of engine immobilizers, which made these vehicles easy targets for theft. Eligible models include various Kia and Hyundai vehicles ranging from 2011 to 2022. Owners of these vehicles may […]

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City has received a groundbreaking $1 billion donation from Ruth Gottesman, chairperson of the college’s board of trustees, making tuition free for its students. This generous gift, one of the largest to an educational institution in the U.S., was made possible through funds left by Gottesman’s […]

President Joe Biden announced the automatic cancellation of federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers under the new SAVE program. This initiative, part of a broader repayment plan offering a quicker route to forgiveness, will see the first round of cancellations clearing $1.2 billion in loans for those who have been repaying for a decade […]

In an innovative approach to addressing the retirement savings gap, TIAA, a leader in retirement services, has collaborated with hip-hop icon Wyclef Jean and other artists, including Pusha T, Lola Brooke, Capella Grey, and Flau’jae to release a new track called “Paper Right.” This initiative aims to raise awareness among younger generations about the importance […]

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello temporarily suspended American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Community Resource Collaborative (CRC), which managed millions of federal dollars for community outreach. This decision came after the CRC reported financial mismanagement that led to an employee’s termination. The CRC was responsible for distributing nearly $7.2 million over four years […]

I was on TikTok and found this page named Classics and it shows how life was so much different back in the day. This link shows what $1 dollar could buy you from 1980 – 1999. 1980 – 3 fruit yogurts 1981 – lbs of bananas 1982 – 1 box of Keebler crackers 1983 – 1 […]

Rochester, N.Y. – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has announced the opening of the online application portal for Community Festival Funding, marking the second year of financial support for local events. The 2024 Monroe County Budget has earmarked at least $250,000, a $50,000 increase from the previous year, to bolster community festivals. Applications for festivals […]

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October 18, 2023

The IRS is working with Code for America to offer New York residents the able to file taxes for free next year. It’s part of a limited pilot program which will allow states like New York, Arizona, California, and Massachusetts to merge their state e-filing process with the IRS’s federal E-filing tools. According to the […]

According to the Federal Trade Commission, since 2021 Americans have lost $2.7 billion in scams from social media. Throw on top of that the report said that only a fraction of the actual harm. Most cases of fraud go unreported, the agency noted. People continue to fall victim to social media scams in part because […]


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