Financial Resources

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Wayne strives to help individuals and families improve basic financial management skills to create improved financial futures and better access to community resources and programs.

We offer financial literacy resources on a variety of topics,including: 

Family Economics and Resource Management (FERM): a statewide effort by Cornell Cooperative Extension to help individuals and families adopt management behaviors which lead to more secure financial situations. Their newsletter The Balance Sheet provides current information on a variety of financial literacy topics.

Financial Security for Tough Times: a series of web pages on that detail positive money management techniques to help families dealing with economic hardship.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): The CFPB offers consumers information and guidance - whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products., The CFPB also offers a place where they can file formal complaints against financial service providers and products.

Attorney General of New York State: offers a wide variety of information on consumer issues such as used car buying tips, credit and debt management strategies, and things to know before signing oil and gas leases.

New York State Comptroller's office: offers information on a variety of financial topics including information for college bound students and their families.

My Benefits (NYS): offers a pre-screening tool to help New York State citizens determine if they may be eligible for certain benefits, such as food stamps.

New York Makes Work Pay: provides information on entering or re-entering the workforce for persons with disabilities

New York State Division of Consumer Protection: takes consumer complaints 24 hours a day and offers information on scams, ID theft, product recalls, and more.

Financial Literacy and Education Commission: this website is designed to teach all Americans the basics of financial education. Popular topics include planning for retirement, dealing with mortgages, and managing credit and debt.

The Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Information Page: explains credit reports and scores, and offers a credit card payoff calculator and other financial tools.

20 Money Lessons for Children as They Grow: a site from the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. This site offers a poster and suggested activities for children in different age groups.

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Last updated January 3, 2017