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Category Archives: Financial Stability

 

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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Payday Loan Relief is Here

November 3, 2021 | Posted in Financial Stability |

Prosper Financial Wellness offers a Fresh Start Loan to help clients get out of predatory loans such as payday and title loans. The Fresh Start Loan reports to all three main credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. This flexible loan never charges extra fees. In fact, it offers discounts if borrowers are able to pay […]

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Dealing with Financial Ups and Downs – FINANCIAL WELLNESS UPDATE

August 3, 2021 | Posted in Financial Stability |

These are uncertain times, and for many of us, that means uncertain income. Fluctuation in the availability of work and childcare, as well as complicated tax credit rules can make it difficult to know how much money you can rely on in the near future. So what do you do when you have more or […]

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Miguel Stoupignan – Austin Gives Generous Business Awards Honoree

May 26, 2021 | Posted in Financial Stability, Volunteer |

Foundation Communities has many awesome volunteers, but sometimes a volunteer goes so far above and beyond that they deserve special recognition. One such volunteer is Miguel Stoupignan. Miguel has been with us for eight years helping clients complete their taxes and learn how to manage their household finances better… in English and Spanish! And, his […]

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It’s Saving Season!

January 27, 2021 | Posted in Financial Stability |

By Dinorah Lopez, Financial Wellness Program Coordinator W-2’s, 1099’s, 1095’s arriving to your mail/email? It’s time for tax season! Be sure to check out the Prosper Center Tax Help (ProsperTaxHelp.org) on how they can assist you in transmitting your tax return. There are many components to tax time but this is the perfect time to […]

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Your money resolution: be ready for the New Year

December 23, 2020 | Posted in Financial Stability |

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared for anything. Is one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more in control of your money? If so, you are in the right place! With any resolution, you can use a few strategies to keep it, such as: Spend time planning. […]

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Financial Education Spotlight: The Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner offers financial education webinars and resources to all Texans

November 24, 2020 | Posted in Financial Stability |

  The Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner aims to create a fair, lawful, and healthy credit environment that grows economic prosperity for all Texans. They regulate certain lenders and creditors, and provide consumers with: Financial Education Webinars – Thursdays in December Budgeting Basics (Dec. 3, 2020 at 10 am): During our Budgeting Basics presentation […]

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¿Soy elegible para un plan de médico del Mercado de Salud?

November 16, 2020 | Posted in Financial Stability, Health |

La mejor manera de determinar su elegibilidad para un plan médico del Mercado de Salud es inscribirse en una cita de admisión con uno de nuestros especialistas en seguros médicos. En general, para ser elegible, debe ser ciudadano de los EE. UU. O estar presente legalmente en los EE. UU., Y no debe estar encarcelado […]

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Am I eligible for a Marketplace health plan?

October 30, 2020 | Posted in Financial Stability, Health |

The best way to determine your eligibility for a Marketplace health plan is to sign up for an intake appointment with one of our health insurance specialists. In general, to be eligible you must be a citizen of the U.S. or be lawfully present in the U.S., and you must not currently be incarcerated. Visit […]

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Plan Ahead for a Less Stressed Holiday Season

October 28, 2020 | Posted in Financial Stability | Keywords: , , , , , ,

Needless to say that the 2020 holiday season will be like no other. This year, it’s more important than ever to plan ahead for the expenses that come with the holidays. But cutting down on expenses doesn’t have to mean that your holidays can’t be joyous. Here are some tips for minimizing cost while maximizing […]

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