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What To Know Before Buying Your First Rental Property

What To Know Before Buying Your First Rental Property


Trying to achieve financial stability can feel like an endless uphill battle. However, most people don't know that investing in rental properties is one of the most common and best approaches to achieving financial stability.

What Are the Most Important Reasons To Donate To Charity

What Are the Most Important Reasons To Donate To Charity


There are multiple levels of charity that may not receive the attention they need in order for the public to understand their importance on a deeper level. These organizations help fund and develop our societies so that we may improve how we live and take care of one another. The inspiration to give to charity or even work for a charity is truly a product of humility and gratitude that is the fundamental structure of what it means to be charitable. Here are the most important reasons to donate to charity to provide direction on where to start.

Tips for Finding Affordable Furniture for Your Home

Tips for Finding Affordable Furniture for Your Home

Check out these tips for finding affordable furniture for your home so that you can save some money the next time you need a new piece.

What Is Acceptable To Wear to a Job Interview?

What Is Acceptable To Wear to a Job Interview?

It’s hard enough to pick out an everyday outfit—how are you supposed to choose an outfit for something as important as a job interview? While finding the sweet spot between over and underdressing is a challenge, planning your outfit shouldn’t take your focus away from preparing for the interview. Before the big day arrives, learn about what is acceptable to wear to a job interview so that you can set yourself up for success with any company.

The Easiest Ways To Scan Documents in 2021

The Easiest Ways To Scan Documents in 2021

A few of the easiest ways to scan documents in 2021 are using apps, your local library or currency exchange, and of course, through a document scanning service. Of course, if you have a home printer or want to invest in one, these steps will come in handy when you're not in the comfort of your own home.

Tough Decisions To Make During a Divorce

 

Tough Decisions To Make During a Divorce

It may seem like the most challenging decision you’ll ever make was getting divorced in the first place, but the tough stuff doesn’t end there. You’ll find that there are many decisions to make during a divorce, most of which have to do with your (and your child’s) financial future. While it may be a painful process, it’s important to take care of yourself during a divorce. Find out which decisions may impact you the most.


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Top Low Income Housing Programs, Organizations and Government Agencies:
There are many helpful resources that provide the best assistance for families looking to find and qualify for low income and affordable housing options. These include the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), the National Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), the USAC Lifeline Program, and more. [Learn More...]



Interesting Facts & Statistics About Low Income Housing:
According to reports by the Urban Institute, 25% - 40% of all low-income families in the United States experience hardships related to food and housing. This translates into millions of families with approximately 19 million children who need to be assisted. For this reason, the term "low income housing" or even "affordable housing" is used to describe housing and apartments that are within financial reach to individuals and families with low annual household incomes. [Learn More...]



How to Deal With an Eviction:
An eviction is the formal process used by a landlord to remove a tenant from a rental property. A landlord can file for an eviction over nonpayment of rent, a violation of the lease agreement, severe damage to the property, or if a tenant refuses to vacate the premises once the lease agreement is up. Every state has its own laws governing how and when a landlord can evict a tenant. Before a landlord can file for a court-ordered eviction, he or she must first give the tenant official notice to vacate the unit. [Learn More...]



How to Deal With a Foreclosure:
Foreclosure is the formal process used by a mortgage company to force the sale of a property to repay the loan. When a home owner is not making the loan payments and it moves into a default status, the lender may begin proceedings to repossess the property. In lay terms, that means to take back the property and resell it to get their money back. This, of course, can be a very stressful time for the homeowner. Foreclosure procedures are different in every state. [Learn More...]



How to Apply For EBT (Food Stamps):
The federal food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is one of many programs provided by the federal government welfare benefit system designed to assist low-income families. The SNAP program assists low-income families with buying the food necessary for good health and nutrition. Traditionally food stamps were issued in the form of paper coupons, but this tangible form of food stamps has been replaced by the EBT system (Electronic Benefit Transfer) which works very similar to a bank debit card. [Learn More...]