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Things You Can Do Yourself Without Paying a Professional

Things You Can Do Yourself Without Paying a Professional

We pay professionals to handle maintenance, personal grooming, and other needs that we rely on in our daily lives. But those bills can rack up, further pushing households, especially those of low income, into deeper debt, which leaves fewer options. Luckily, it is possible to accomplish many projects on your own without having to spend a lot of money. These can range from home repair and vehicle care to personal and animal grooming. You can save a great deal of money by simply taking on certain services and projects yourself. To get you started, we will look at a list of things you can do yourself without paying a professional below.

Worst Things You Can Do When Cleaning Your Car on a Budget

Worst Things You Can Do When Cleaning Your Car on a Budget

There is something satisfying about having a freshly washed car; plus, washing the car yourself can be a great way to save money. However, tradition has foisted some bad car cleaning habits upon us that can harm our car’s exterior. This can cost us more in the long run, especially when it comes time to sell your car. To avoid this, we have compiled a list of some of the worst things you can do when cleaning your car on a budget.

How to Save Money When Expecting Your First Baby

How to Save Money When Expecting Your First Baby


Babies are not cheap, and if you’re expecting, you probably already know this. There are so many facets and costs that add up, but they’re the sort of thing that you need to spend money on to keep your baby safe, healthy, and loved. That said, there are smart ways you can cut costs while still providing for your child. Take a look below to see how to save money when expecting your first baby.

Money-Saving Ways to Spend Less on Car Repairs

Money-Saving Ways to Spend Less on Car Repairs

In parts and labor expenses, auto repairs can end up costing car owners thousands of dollars each year. According to Liberty Mutual, most households spend an average of $817 on vehicle repairs annually. This number can increase greatly for those who own older vehicles, which may experience more significant issues such as blown motors or failed transmissions that can cost thousands of dollars to repair—that’s a serious unexpected dent in your bank account. If frequent or expensive vehicle maintenance is draining your wallet, consider trying out these money-saving ways to spend less on car repairs.

Alternatives to College After High School

Alternatives to College After High School

There is a lot of pressure on young people today to go to college. They frequently hear that college is the only way they can hope to have a fulfilling life full of opportunity and financial stability. That may have been true 40 years ago, but a college degree is not what it once was. Many graduates are finding that they are leaving college with massive amounts of student loan debt for a field of study that they can’t find a job in. For many young adults, college is out of reach because they don’t have the money, the grades in high school, or the desire to go. There is nothing wrong with not going to college—it’s not for everyone, and there is money to be made without a college degree. Here are four alternatives to college after high school for those that choose not to attend.

Ways to Save Money on A/C This Summer

Ways to Save Money on A/C This Summer

As the weather begins to warm up around the country, many people are venturing out for walks to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining social distance to comply with shelter-in-place orders. As the orders creep from spring into summer, chances are most families will be spending more time in their homes than they typically do during the summer due to event cancelations and the uncertainty of when public places will reopen. One costly issue that arises in many households is keeping the home comfortable and cool during harsh summer heat. Check out this guide to some ways to save money on A/C this summer.


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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...]