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New Tax Laws For The 2016 Tax Year


Tax laws change every year. Whether you file your own taxes or hire a professional, it’s in your best interest to make sure that you are aware of these changes. The Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, typically releases this information at the beginning of the year, before filing season begins.   The biggest change made for the 2016 tax year is that tax refund will be held until Februar...


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Great Inexpensive Valentine's Day Date Ideas


Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express your love to someone special and show them how much they mean to you. Typically, couples celebrate with flowers, chocolate, gifts, and nice dinner. However, these Valentine’s Day dates end up being pretty expensive. Luckily, being low on funds doesn’t have to exclude you from the fun; it actually gives you a great chance to get creativ...


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Everything You Need To Know About Section 8 Housing


Section 8 housing assistance is one of the most well-known government programs for low-income families. However, most people know very little about what the program is, who qualifies, and how to apply. If you need this type of assistance, it’s important to know this information.    What It Is Section 8 is a housing assistance program that is funded by the Department of Housing a...


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First Time Homebuyers Programs


If owning your own home is one of your dreams, you’re in good company - it’s one of the most common goals in our society. But positioning yourself to buy a home isn’t always easy. Bad credit and a low income are just two obstacles that can create a barrier between you and your first home - but they don’t have to. First-time homebuyer programs make it possible for those that...


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3 Inventions Made By African Americans That Are Helping You Save Money


There are a multitude of inventions and advances that have come from African Americans. From gas masks to blood banks to peanut butter, these contributions have saved lives and made life easier. But have you ever wondered which ones are actually keeping money in your pocket? Here are just three:   Who: Jan Matzeliger What: Automatic Shoe Laster How It’s Saving You Money: Shoe lastin...


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Best Things to Buy In February


Some things should be purchased at specific times of the year to catch the best deals. In 10 Best Things To Buy In January, items like TVs and gym memberships had major price cuts, but February has its own list of best buys. Here are the top seven:   Air Conditioners Most people aren’t preparing for summer yet, which is why prices on things like air conditioners are great right no...


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10 Best Things To Buy In January


You probably don’t want to spend another cent after the holidays are over. But there are a few things that you deals you can catch in January that are even better than Black Friday and Christmas deals! Some of these deals can prevent you from paying a lot more money for the same items down the line. Here are the best ones to check out: Christmas Decorations. Once the holiday season has en...


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Preparing For Tax Season


As soon as the holiday season is over, tax season begins. While some might find this time stressful, others might view it as a welcome opportunity to bring in some extra funds. Whatever your feelings, it’s important to go into the season organized and prepared. There are quite a few items to get in order before you file your return. If you’re not quite sure of what you will need for yo...


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Simple Tips To Lower Your Energy Bill This Winter


Winter weather means a major hike in energy costs for most. There are steps you can take to make keeping warm less expensive, though. Below are nine easy, free ways to cut your energy bill expenses. Bundle Up Wear a sweater, socks, and/or slippers inside so that you can turn your thermostat down to the lowest comfortable temperature. Unplug When electronics aren’t in use,...


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AHR Buys Beds For Two Members and Their Families!


For most, beds are a home essential but for others it is a luxury they can’t afford. This was the case for two AHR members, Zeneta and Yasmin. Zeneta and her grandchildren had been sleeping on chairs. After she found us while searching the internet for help, she contacted us and explained that she needed beds for her two young grandchildren. Yasmin also contacted us in need of beds for her a...


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