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Archived Press Releases

Archived Press Releases 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
New York City Receives $125,000 for Neighborhood-Based Financial Counseling
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment today announced it received a $125,000 grant to pilot the City's ability to provide one-on-one neighborhood financial counseling in low-income communities.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Welcomes First Opportunity NYC Program Participants and Announces Partnerships With Eight Local Banks and Credit Unions to Offer Them 'No Fee' Accounts
First Participants in Nation's First-Ever Conditional Cash Transfer Initiative Have Opened Over 170 New Bank Accounts In Program's First 11 Days

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Addresses the Brookings Center On Children and Families "Briefing On the Census Poverty Report"
Mayor Proposes New Earned Income Tax Credit that Demands More of Recipients in Exchange for Greater Benefits
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Monday, August 27, 2007
Consumer Affairs Issues $mart "Back-to-School" Shopping Tips
Back-to-school shopping is in session! To help parents and students tackle bustling store aisles with confidence, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs today offered basic tips, and Commissioner Jonathan Mintz challenged New Yorkers to test their back-to-school shopping savvy by taking DCA's quick online quiz.

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Record Number of Students Graduate as Financially Literate in 2007
The New York Financial Literacy Coalition, an initiative of W!SE, released the results of the 2007 Financial Literacy Certification Test at its annual Financial Literacy Scholars Reception today. Jonathan Mintz, Commissioner, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and the Office of Financial Empowerment, delivered the keynote address at the reception, honoring students who achieved a passing grade of 95% or better on the Test.