There are a variety of financial fitness resources out there to help you get on or stay on the right track. Below are just a few of our favorite that we wanted to share with you!
2-1-1 Social Services Hotline – This community resource directory service that provides information on local nonprofit and government support programs for those in need. It is the simplest way to connect to food, shelter and housing assistance, employment services, counseling resources and much more.
Free Tax Preparation Services – This program offers free tax preparation services to taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $54,000 or less. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals in local communities. Taxpayers will learn about tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. The program is held mid-January through April 15 with some areas offering summer hours.
Starting a business? Start at SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.