The state has agreed on a new $212 Billion dollar budget, as we try to bounce back from a devastating impact on our economy created by the worldwide pandemic.

All areas of life have been affected, including the business sector, nonprofits, government and residents.

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People who had a steady income lost their jobs and were forced to collect unemployment, and many smaller businesses including restaurants, bars, gym entertainment venues and other small stores were ordered to shut down and many went out of business and others remain uncertain that they’ll even open up again.

According to a news release from the office of the New York State Comptroller, a website page has been created to include valuable information and assistance to help New York State residents as they prepared to rebuild our economy going forward into 2021.

NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has put together a Financial Survival Kit, with links to give New Yorkers easy access to important information to help them make informed decisions on their finances.

The news release says that more than a year into the pandemic, the number of COVID cases remains high in New York, but the accelerated pace of vaccinations and job growth in many sectors indicate an improving economic outlook.

April is financial literacy month and the State Comptroller has put together a series of website links with many financial tools and resources that will help New Yorkers  navigate through these difficult times.

Topics include how to manage your payments, and how to get help if you’re having trouble paying your bills, utilities, credit cards, student loans and much more.

 

To get started on building your financial literacy CLICK HERE

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