Urban CNY Money

Urban CNY Money is a section devoted to money management, tips and techniques to empower the individual. We bring you writers and links to other sources that can assist you in managing your funds. (Always consult a certified financial professional, these columns are meant to help individuals and families find solutions)


Fondo de asistencia de emergencia pandémica para ayudar a más de 218,300 niños con los gastos de regreso a la escuela; Asistencia Nutricional Infantil Hogares inscritos en Asistencia Pública recibirán pagos únicos de $214 por cada niño entre 3 y 17 años; $150 para niños menores de 3 años La gobernadora Kathy Hochul anunció hoy More »

Governor Hochul Announces $44.4 Million in Assistance for Struggling Families with Children: One-Time Payments of $214 for Each Child*

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund to Help More Than 218,300 Children with Back-to-School Expenses; Infant Nutritional Assistance   Households Enrolled in Public Assistance to Receive One-Time Payments of $214 for Each Child Between the Age of 3 and 17; $150 for Children Younger than 3 * Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the distribution of $44.4 million in federal pandemic funding to help More »

Math Professor says Guessing a Random Social Security Number is only Three times harder than Winning Current Mega Millions Prize

What would you do with a billion dollars? That’s what a lot of people are asking themselves with the current Mega Millions jackpot topping $1 billion. But what are the true odds of someone picking or getting the lucky number, and how does it compare to other unlikely chances? Steven Diaz is a mathematics professor More »

Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances – June 30, 2022

Onondaga County Office for Aging – Institute for Caregivers Zoom Class  JoAnne Spoto Decker, Commissioner and Executive Director, Onondaga County Office for Aging is pleased to announce a zoom class for those who currently care for older, or disabled persons, or may become caregivers in the future. This LIVE, video presentation is open to the public. More »

County Executive McMahon Advances Senior Household Stimulus Program Eligible households would receive $200

Syracuse, N.Y. – County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II today announced that the proposed Senior Household Stimulus Program is moving forward. At a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee held this morning, Legislators voted unanimously to advance the program which means it will now be considered by the Ways and Means Committee at More »

Attorney General James Issues Warnings to More Than 30 Retailers to Stop Overcharging for Baby Formula

Consumer Reports Show Online Retailers and Stores Overcharging for Baby Formula amid National Shortage AG James Encourages Consumers to Continue to Report Baby Formula Price Gouging to Her Office New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday May 27th issued warnings to more than 30 online and brick-and-mortar retailers across the state More »

Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to Be Careful of Sham Charities Created in Response to Buffalo Terror Attack

New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James issued an alert urging New Yorkers to beware of potentially fraudulent charities created in the wake of the hate-filled terror attack in Buffalo. Anyone who is considering making a donation to organizations that are purportedly assisting victims of the shooting should consult the office’s charitable giving More »

NYS Division of Consumer Protection Warns Consumers of Health and Weight Loss Scams

New Yorkers Looking to Lose Weight or Improve Their Health May Unwittingly Purchase Products That Provide no Meaningful Results The NYS Division of Consumer Protection reminded consumers of the dangers of deceptive ads for products that promise weight loss or improved health. Misleading ads, with false promises and unsubstantiated health claims, prey on peoples desires More »

Attorney General James and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sue Major International Money Transfer Provider for Violating Consumer Protection Laws

MoneyGram Repeatedly Failed to Deliver Funds to Loved Ones Abroad in a Timely Manner, or Provide Timely Refunds New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit against one of the largest international money transfer providers in the nation — MoneyGram International, Inc. and MoneyGram Payment More »