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CCE's Financial and Consumer Education Program provides Cortland County residents with the skills and knowledge they need to make sound consumer and financial decisions every day. Programs are offered in managing credit and debt, energy conservation, basic budgeting, avoiding scams and understanding your credit report. The Family Budget Education Program works one-on-one with participants to identify possible solutions to financial difficulties, the pros and the cons of each and how to implement the chosen course of action.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION & SCAM WARNINGS!

Please find these resources to protect yourself and your family during this crisis period.

The Consumer Financial Protection Board has information ranging from what to do if you have trouble paying your bills, are facing income loss, or have a problem with a financial service.

The Attorney General of New York State has detailed information on Corona-virus resources and warnings on current consumer scams.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICESOn Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Social Security Administration closed ALL local offices to the public for in-person service.

This change impacts the nearly 3.5 million U.S. citizens across the country who rely on their local Social Security office each month to get help applying for and receiving benefits.

These resources are updated on an ongoing basis to provide you with current information.

Here’s our local Social Security

Resources Available at the Federal Level!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has information ranging from what to do if you have trouble paying your bills, are facing income loss, or have a problem with a financial service.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for all-tax related needs.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

https://www.irs.gov/filing

https://www.irs.gov/newroom/

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides information linking banks, technology & consumers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides regular consumer alerts regarding scams along with tips and advice for consumers on a variety of financial and consumer related topics.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has information on scams and a list of cell phone provider who have pledged not to terminate service for 60 days under the Keep Americans Connected Initiative. 

Contact

Barbara Henza
Finance & Consumer Educator; Marketing/Human Resources
bmh13@cornell.edu
607-391-2660 x407

Last updated July 22, 2020