Free Government Money News June 2013

Ah, June. A notable quote from Al Bernstein says “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”

In many areas June brings the year's best weather. Our minds kind of float suspended between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, ready for summer to arrive full on.

While your mind dreams of summer you may also have serious work to do to fulfill your dreams - or just get through the day. We know from the questions we get that lots of people are in need of help. They may need a new place to live or a way to earn more income than they are receiving on Disability. Many hope to go to college but don't know how to pay for it.

Does any of that sound familiar? In our June Free Money Highlights below we point you to resources you may have missed and free advice available on this website that you may not yet have found.

Speaking of dreams: if you still have a team in the NBA playoffs, congratulations! Remember in our April Newsletter, we shared the Wayne Gretzky quote that “the only shots you miss 100% of the time are the ones you don't take.” So adopt a fighting spirit and whether you're looking for a home or more income or a way to pay for your education, we can help you take that shot!

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June Free Money Highlights

If you're feeling overwhelmed it can help a lot to start with a brief overview that quickly explains what you should know and whom to trust regarding grants. We offer exactly that in our article about the Top Ten Things To Know About Grants. Start there and you'll understand so much more about where you should - and shouldn't - turn for help.

Do you need a new place to live, or maybe you're even hoping to find help to buy a home? There are many sites that claim they can help you – for a fee – to get a grant to purchase a home. While that is just what you want to hear, you need to be wary. The bad news is that the federal government does not give grants to individuals to buy homes. The good news is that federal, state and local agencies do offer lots of help. And it's help that is typically free. Discover more about where and how to get some free support and advice in our article about Grants To Purchase A Home.

Individual states can be a great source of grants and other financial support. When you do Internet searches for specific types of help be sure to include the name of your state – you'll get resources you might not find otherwise. If you live in Texas you have lots of options that have nothing to do with turning to the federal government for help – or at least not stopping there. There are lots of grants available that are specific to, and provided by, that state. You can find out a whole lot more about the opportunities available in our article Grants in Texas. Even if you live in another state you should check it out to see what types of grant-making agencies and benefits might be available where you live.

For students – or would-be students – here are three great money tips for help paying for school:

  • The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to just about everyone in the U.S. and is an essential first step for anyone looking for help paying for college or career school. Definitely check out our article on FAFSA and complete your application – the earlier you get your application in the better your chances of getting larger grants or loans.
  • Did you know that you don't have to compete to win a Pell Grant? If you qualify, you will get one — but only if you apply! Be sure to take a look at our article about Pell Grants and you'll be able to put your best foot forward.
  • Want to find out fast if you can even qualify for the Pell Grant? Go now to Qualify For A Pell Grant and you can know in less than five minutes if you have a chance to win this generous award that never needs to be repaid!

Last but not least: think you can't get to college because you have to be a top student to win a scholarship? Find out how (happily) wrong you are by entering the monthly drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card award at http://www.whatisascholarship.com/.

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