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Tips and ideas for low income families, government assistance, etc.

Find out about available resources for low-income families.  Great pointers on goverment grants, housing subsidies, food assistance, unemployment benefits, government-provided insurance, private food banks, and more.

Michigan Food Assistance Login and Registration

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Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Use MI Bridges to apply for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account online.
For questions about the Food Assistance Program, call 1-855-275-6424.
Program Guidelines
  • USDA and Food Assistance Program (FAP)
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Georgia Food Assistance Registration and Login

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The Georgia Food Stamp Program, Federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one person living alone, a family or several unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together.
Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. The program helps households that have limited income and resources.
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Don't Let Your Financial Woes Sap Your Brain Power

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iq, financial woes, decisionsThere’s a real reason why we make poor decisions when under financial stress.

You see it all the time. A friend going through a financial struggle chooses the worst possible solution for the long-term outcome. Maybe you’ve done it yourself, deciding on a short-term loan instead of cutting back spending elsewhere. A study in the journal Science suggests that those poor decisions may not be entirely your fault. When you have to keep juggling resources, it slows down your mental stamina and ability to solve problems effectively.Read the rest...

Mortgage Options for Everyone, Even Those on Low Income Assistance!

mortgages, low income assistanceMortgages for low income assistance, poor credit, big houses and more.

So, you're ready to apply for a mortgage but aren’t sure which way to turn? You’re right to take the time to look at your options. The mortgage you choose could save you thousands over the course of the loan. The type of mortgage you seek could vary by the size of your down payment, the loan size and your credit score. Here’s a rundown of the major mortgage types and the situations they are best suited for:Read the rest...

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

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Social Security disability benefits protect those with disabilities and injured workers. 

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a federal government program created to protect those with disabilities from financial disaster. As of May 2013, the SSA had 8,877,000 open claims for disability benefits, paying out an average monthly benefit of $1,129.51. In itself, disability will not keep most workers from financial disaster, but along with food stamps, state programs and other financial help, it’s an important part of the social safety net.Read the rest...

Low Income Families, Cheap Tuition and Dropout Rates… What’s Wrong Here?

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low income families and drop out ratesStudents from low income families face a different life experience, predisposing them to failure.

Statistically lower cost colleges have higher dropout rates, yet President Obama wants to lower the cost of all colleges. Why? Why are lower cost colleges experiencing this problem more than Ivy League Colleges? Perhaps it is because students attending low-cost colleges have completely different life experiences than Ivy League students.Read the rest...

Save Money on Rent With Housing Choice Vouchers

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The housing choice voucher program, otherwise known as Section 8 Housing, is a government program that assists low-income families and people with disabilities in their quests for affordable, safe housing. The program provides low-income families the opportunity to live in a safe neighborhood and, at the same time, keep up with other bills and necessary expenses. Housing choice vouchers help people with low incomes save money on housing expenses, and aid recipients can choose to live anywhere they wish. If your income is low or you're having difficulty paying for your current residence, it may be a good idea to check into this program.Read the rest...

10 Ways to Stretch Your Dollar on a Low Budget Income

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With the economic downturn and many families facing unemployment, people are struggling to make ends meet. If you've recently lost your job or suffered a cutback, you may not know where to begin with living on a lower income. Fortunately, there are some ways to stretch your dollar to cover all of your living essentials.Read the rest...

Financial Resources for the Cash-Strapped

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In today's slow economy, many people struggle to meet their expenses on a daily basis. Fathers worry about how they will keep the utilities paid. Mothers clip coupons and cook frugally to stretch the food budget further. Kids wonder if they will be able to get new shoes, much less go to summer camp or on the yearly family vacation. What's a family to do?Read the rest...

Do You Qualify for $10 a Month Internet Access?

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Comcast, the nation’s leading cable and Internet provider, is launching a plan known as “Internet Essentials,” a discounted Internet access plan for families who must meet certain income eligibility requirements. Internet Essentials will be available for families in the 39 state where Comcast currently offers their Internet services. Comcast has also started websites in both English and Spanish to help spread awareness about the program.Read the rest...