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10 Things Every Consumer Should Know
Getting Ready for Affordable Housing
Credit and Debit Card Fraud at ATM and Credit Card Machines
Credit Repair Scams
Debt Collection and Settlement Services
Identity Theft Prevention
Predatory Lending in the Used Car Industry
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The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) offer resources to help New Yorkers prepare for and navigate the housing application process.
Ready to Rent: Financial Counseling for Affordable Housing
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Get free one-on-one professional financial counseling at one of more than 20 Financial Empowerment Centers across the five boroughs. Find a Center near you.
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Buying a used car can be one of the largest financial commitments you make. Know your rights when it comes to used car dealers and financing.