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When dealing with the IRS, you can expect to deal with deadlines in one way or another. However, there are actually lots of deadlines to be aware of. It can be hard to keep up with these deadlines, so it’s not uncommon that people miss them. For example, a recent deadline from the IRS was...
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Some people might end up on the streets because they can’t afford a home. If you are in this position, or you know someone who is, you should know that there are many opportunities for support. You just need to understand how each of these opportunities works and what they can offer you. Understanding Supportive...
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It is common for some people to struggle with paying for their groceries. Thankfully, the federal government recognizes this problem and knows that it is an issue for many U.S. citizens. For this reason, the government has created a number of food assistance programs that are incredibly helpful. One of these programs is the Commodity...
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When people think of missing money, they usually think of some money like a $20 bill that got lost in a jacket pocket. However, there could be money that you are rightfully due and not even know about it. This source is known as unclaimed property and millions of Americans across the country are due...
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Dealing with owning a property can be confusing whether you are trying to buy a property, managing your existing mortgage, dealing with a foreclosure, etc. For this reason, laying out available tools and helpful options could really come in handy. Support from a HUD-approved housing counselor is one that can be particularly helpful for you....
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Raising a family requires a lot of money. Let’s look at an example: families with middle-class incomes who had a child in 2015 may anticipate spending about $233,610 on basics (such as food, shelter, etc.) only up until the child turns 17 years old. This amount does not include any unnecessary expenses either (like a...
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SNAP
Food is needed for survival, but when you are going through financial problems, you may find that purchasing food is more difficult than usual. Many families across the United States choose to cover housing costs and other bills instead of buying food. Because of this, the federal government established a nutrition support program that offers...
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Rent can be exhausting for a lot of people to manage. According to Statista, the approximate rent per month for an apartment unit in the United States in February 2022 was $1,129. Some people cannot afford to pay that kind of money on rent, especially if they want their housing costs to be affordable. As...
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Affordable Housing
Keeping up with the increasing costs of living has been getting more difficult every day. If you’re already going through financial struggles, there’s a good chance that housing is taking up a considerable amount of your income. The problem is, whether you’re renting or buying a place, the inflation we mentioned earlier is causing house...
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Housing is getting more expensive every day and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down soon. Housing makes up for a large portion of people’s monthly spending in the U.S. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) states that a household should spend no more than 30% of their income on their housing...
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