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Lisa FrankenbergerApr 6, 20221 min read

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended Through Aug. 31, 2022

On April 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) extended the student loan payment pause through Aug. 31, 2022. The pause includes the following relief measures for eligible federal loans: ·         a suspension of loan payments ·         a 0% interest…

Lisa FrankenbergerMar 16, 20224 min read

Vacationing on a Budget!

Many individuals have varying financial goals, but often times an annual vacation or trip with family top the list of most.  Of course they don’t just happen with the snap of a finger. Vacations take financial planning, budgeting, savings, and…

Stacey RobbFeb 15, 20222 min read

*ACTION REQUIRED* Free Credit Monitoring from Equifax Data Breach Settlement

  In September 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people.  A settlement has now been reached and finalized, which will include up to $425 million to help affected individuals to receive free…

Stacey RobbFeb 2, 20222 min read

VITA – Free Tax Preparation Services in Niagara County

CCCS Buffalo has officially launched our 8th year of providing free tax preparation services in Niagara County through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. If your 2021 income was $57,000 or less, you can have your federal and state taxes…

Stacey RobbJan 7, 20222 min read

NYS Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is Now Available!

The NYS Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a federally funded program to help support homeowners who experienced financial hardship (loss of income or increased living expenses) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HAF assistance is customized to the applicant’s…