750,000 New Yorkers qualified for food stamps July 1, 2016

More low income families in New York will be able to receive food stamps throughout 2016. The income cut off for SNAP will increase to 150 percent of the federal poverty levels. This is a change that was implemented by the Cuomo administration for the upcoming year. While the increase from the current cut off of rate of 30% of poverty levels may not seem like a big change, it will make a major difference in the lives of almost 1 million people, including children that face hunger every day. …

If natural gas under $1 per therm | Utility bill impact

The United States has benefited from hundreds of billions of dollars being spent on drilling for natural gas and oil over the last several years. There has been fracking, off-shore wells, and other investments made. Some experts are now predicting that the price of natural gas can go to a record low of $1 per therm or even lower as a result of this. So what will happen to your monthly utility bill if this occurs? Unfortunately it is impossible to say, but your monthly bill should be lower in …