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Tips for Making Your Move as Cheap as Possible

 

Tips for Making Your Move as Cheap as Possible

Moving out of your old home and into a new one is an expensive ordeal. That’s why people are always looking for ways to make the process of moving easier on their bank account. If you need some advice, you are in the right place because we put together our list of tips for making your move as cheap as possible.

How To Get Hired When You Have a Disability

How To Get Hired When You Have a Disability

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, employers cannot discriminate against people seeking employment based on their disability. However, the bureau of labor statistics reports only around 18 percent of people with disabilities worked in 2019.

Reasons To Keep Up With Home Maintenance

Buying a home is scary when you live paycheck to paycheck. But homeownership is important for creating wealth in this economy. You do need to take care of your investments, though. Keep reading to uncover the reasons to keep up with home maintenance.

Tips for Furnishing Your Mobile Home

 

Tips for Furnishing Your Mobile Home

If you’ve visited enough mobile homes, you know they all look different, depending on who is living there and how they’ve infused it with their own personality. All the trailers on your street may look the same from the outside, but you can create an oasis on the inside that makes yours the best in the neighborhood. Follow these tips for furnishing your mobile home to design an expert space on a budget. Check it out!

Ways To Save Money at Home in the Summer

Ways To Save Money at Home in the Summer


Depending on your household, you might notice that your expenses tend to go up in the summer, between higher electricity bills and kids being home from school with nothing to do. This can put extra financial strain on you. Fortunately, we have some tips on ways to save money at home in the summer that will hopefully help you make it through this coming season.

Checklist For What To Look For When Buying a Used Car

Checklist For What To Look For When Buying a Used Car

 When it comes time to purchase a used car, you need to be keenly aware of what you need and what the dealership offers. Some vehicles can be 15 years old and run perfectly fine, while others can be half that age and break down regularly. Keep in mind this checklist for what to look for when buying a used car to make sure you don’t drive off the lot with a two-ton piece of scrap metal.


Helpful Resources:


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...]