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Category Archives: Financial Stability

Jewel Arrington Shines in the Financial Wellness Spotlight for July

July 1, 2022 | Posted in Financial Stability, Volunteer |

This month we would like to honor and celebrate our most seasoned volunteer Financial Coach, Jewel Arrington! Jewel has been a Financial Coach with the Financial Wellness program for 14 years. She brings incredible expertise, empathy, creativity and dedication to her role as a financial coach. Jewel is also currently the Chair of Foundation Communities’ […]

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Payday loans: How they work, knowing your rights, and knowing the alternatives

June 12, 2022 | Posted in Financial Stability |

What is a payday loan? *  A short-term, high-cost loan usually available at a storefront or online  *  Average payday loan interest rate in Texas is 660% (Texas does not cap interest or fees)  *  To repay the loan: write a post-dated check for the full balance or provide the lender with ACH authorization (authorization […]

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Medical Bill Debt and Collections

May 3, 2022 | Posted in Financial Stability, Health |

Medical bills can be confusing and overwhelming and often come at a time when you’re already in distress. If this sounds like you or a loved one, below is information that can help currently and in the future. Know Your Rights and Protections No Surprises Act o   You should not receive unexpected bills for emergency […]

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Debt Collection Rule Changes You Should Know

March 5, 2022 | Posted in Financial Stability |

On November 30, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Debt Collection Rule became effective. Here are key points to know about the new rule: What is a debt collection validation notice? When a debt collector first communicates with you, they are required to provide certain information about the debt. This is called a validation […]

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Five Reasons to File Your Taxes with Prosper Tax Help!

February 21, 2022 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

Don’t stress this tax season. Foundation Communities can help you maximize your refund free of charge! Why should you file with Foundation Communities this year? Here are the top five reasons to use our free tax filing assistance. 1. It’s free! The average cost of professional tax preparation ranges from $159 to $273. This is […]

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Prosper Tax Help Taking the Stress out of Tax Season

February 21, 2022 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

The 2022 tax filing season is here, and while more Central Texans may be looking forward to receiving a tax refund, they may also be having nightmares about forms, deductions and credits. For more than 15 years, thousands of Central Texans have trusted Foundation Communities to provide free tax preparation. This year, we will have […]

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Ahorra tiempo al entregar tus documentos de impuestos en un Centro Próspero

February 15, 2022 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

¿Por qué pasar horas declarando impuestos? Estás ocupado, ¡lo entendemos! Ahorra tiempo al entregar tus documentos de impuestos en un Centro Próspero. ¡Nuestro Programa de Drop Off es una forma confidencial y segura de presentar tus impuestos! Así es como funciona: • Completas una entrevista de admisión y escaneas tus documentos de forma segura en […]

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Meet with a Financial Coach, make the most of your tax refund

January 31, 2022 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

In the Financial Wellness program, we love making plans for reaching financial goals! This is a very exciting time of year where many people are getting a tax refund, and can make big strides toward their financial goals – even if one of those goals is to just catch up! Here are a few tips […]

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Save time and drop off your taxes!

January 25, 2022 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

Why spend hours filing taxes? You’re busy, we understand that! Save time by dropping off your taxes at a Prosper Tax Help center. Our Drop Off Program is a confidential and safe way to file your taxes! Here’s how it works:  1. Complete an intake interview and scan your documents securely on-site 2. Our IRS-certified tax preparers will prepare & review your return for accuracy 3. When your tax […]

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Here’s a free, online tool for filing simple tax returns

January 20, 2022 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

Have a simple W2? Why pay fees when you can file for FREE! Visit MyFreeTaxes.com to max your tax return today. MyFreeTaxes is secure and designed to help get you the most money back!   MyFreeTaxes guides you through the filing process and notifies you if you are eligible for tax deductions and credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the […]

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