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Requests from people receiving or waiting on disability payments

As we do from time to time, we sample emails sent to us from those who need assistance. If you look at the size of the population in the US, and the percentage of people who receive social security disability, a disproportionate number of requests for financial aid, referrals, and other assistance comes from people who (1) claim to be disabled or who (2) indicate they are receiving some form of federal government disability benefit or (3) are in the process of applying for SSDI or SSI. About 3% of …

New years – Reflect and Learn From Past Financial Mistakes

The stats around financial fitness in this country are alarming. Most Americans have way too little if no money saved for retirement. Credit card debt and auto loans issued are at record highs. Savings rates are pitiful. The new year is a great time to take a look at your finances. Nearly everyone is faced with desperate times in their lives. If you had a tough year dealing with financial hardships, unemployment, and personal issues which may lead to a financial challenge, you could use your time to reflect and …

Be Productive and Learn Something During The Holiday

If you are spending the holiday alone or even have some downtime, there are many productive things you can do to stay busy that will improve the upcoming year. If you cannot afford to enjoy the holiday, use your time wisely to stay productive. This will ensure that you are prepared for a successful start in the new year. Learn a new skill: Personal and professional success involves learning new skills, regardless of age, there is always something to learn which can help to advance your career and earnings. Below …