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Where to Look for Rent Help


When you’re having problems with money, paying rent can be difficult. There are government programs that help low-income families get into apartments, but finding temporary rent help is a little harder. However, it is possible. When looking for help paying your rent, be sure to check these five places:   Suntopia This website can direct you to financial resources in your area, includ...


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The Best Things to Buy In March


Every month has it’s discounted items and March is no different. It’s the beginning of Spring and many stores are either clearing out winter items or going through a lull between the holiday season and summer. That means you can find great price cuts on the following items:   Frozen Food. Amongst other things, March is National Frozen Food Month. Manufacturers and grocery st...


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The Best Places To Find Coupons


One of the best ways to save money is by using coupons. There are coupons that will get you large discounts, but even coupons with smaller price cuts are useful when buying multiple things. There a quite a few places to find coupons, but the best places are ones with the best coupons for the best value. These are some of them:   Store email lists and online ads. Stores send out exclusive de...


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Where to Find Low Cost Internet


Internet service used to be a luxury but it is now a necessity. It makes it easier to look for jobs, find assistance, and stay connected to friends and family. You can do many of these things on your smartphone, but they’re much easier on a computer. However, internet service can be quite expensive. Low-income families and individuals, you can get it for a much lower price, though. Here are ...


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Where to Find Security Deposit Help


Whether or not you receive rent assistance for a new apartment, you will probably have to pay a security deposit. This can add stress to the apartment hunting process. However, there is help.   Government programs are the first place to look. State and county governments usually have a Human Services or Social Services Department that provides help for those in need. Though they all have di...


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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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