August 11, 2017

Health Care at the NYC Free Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center

Only 45% of employers nationwide offer health insurance to their employees. Obamacare offers low-cost insurance to people who don’t have employer sponsored insurance plans, but many people working paycheck to paycheck jobs find that they can’t even afford to pay for Obamacare insurance. If you know someone who is living without health insurance that needs medical […]
August 4, 2017

Saving Money With An ID NYC Card

Have you applied for an ID NYC card? I encourage everyone to apply for one; it has some great benefits. Here are a few: Prescription Drug Discounts Big Apple Rx is the City of New York’s official prescription drug discount card. At almost every pharmacy across New York City, you can simply show the BIN and […]
July 18, 2017

Beware of “Credit Repair” Companies

Last month, the federal government took action against “credit repair” companies for falsely promising to improve credit scores and for charging illegal fees. The Columbus Dispatch – an Ohio newspaper – published the following story: “You’ve almost certainly seen or heard pitches for “credit repair” services promising to clean up your credit report problems, reduce your […]
June 23, 2017

Download Apps To Stop Unwanted Sales Calls

Last Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission accused a Miami resident of flooding consumers with 96 million phone calls soliciting fake travel deals. The calls would appear to come from local numbers to entice people to pick up the calls. The FCC is proposing a $120 million dollar fine for what they describe as the worst “robo-sales-call” […]
June 16, 2017

Reduce Unwanted Sales Calls

These days I have been receiving more and more unwanted sales calls on my cell phone as well as on my home phone. I discovered the government has a program to help with this problem. Did you know that the Federal Trade Commission has created the National Do Not Call Registry to help consumers reduce these […]
June 2, 2017

Beware Of Payless Car Rental

If you are traveling this summer and plan on renting a car for your trip, I want you to be aware of the following ABC News story warning consumers about Payless Car Rental:   “The Better Business Bureau is issuing a nationwide warning to customers about Payless Car Rental, a major car rental company found at […]
May 11, 2017

Dept of Consumer Affairs Says Major World Auto Is Ripping Off Consumers

Charles Juntikka & Associates was quoted this week in a Channel 4 news story exposing alleged consumer rip-offs happening at Major World Auto. The WNBC website reported that: “According to a petition filed by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, sales people at the Major World dealer group prepared dozens of auto loan applications containing inflated […]
January 31, 2017

Free Tax Preparation Services For NYC Residents

Lower-income New York City residents can take advantage of free tax preparation services offered by NYC Government Agencies this tax season. Individuals without children who earn $30,000 or less annually and individuals with children who earn $54,000 or less annually, can go to more than 200 free tax preparation offices that are located within the five […]
January 5, 2017

How To Avoid Bank Overdraft Fees

It has happened to many of us. We buy a $2 cup of coffee using our debit card. A few days later we learn that the cup of coffee cost us $37 because we accidentally overdrew our bank account and the bank charged an overdraft fee of $35. Last month, the Pew Charitable Trust reported that […]
December 15, 2016

Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, Kohl’s Sued For Deceptive Advertising

Have you ever been inclined to make a purchase because an item was “on sale” and you thought you were getting a great bargain? Just as the Christmas shopping season rolls into high gear, government attorneys have filed suit against four big national retailers for false advertising that allegedly misled shoppers into believing thousands of products […]