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We regularly update existing articles and add articles about new resources or topics requested by our Community. The Free Money Newsletter Highlights below detail topics of particular interest from each of our monthly newsletters. These topics include everything from recent articles posted to updates about grants and new opportunities.
Rather than fill your mailbox with more emails, we publish these newsletters on our site in a section devoted to our current newsletter and our archives. The summaries of each month’s topics below include links to the relevant newsletter – so you can take a look at all of them or home in on particular areas of interest.
For example, you may have missed our March 2013 discussion about Free Tax Help. Or you may not have seen our new discussion about tips and tricks for finding unclaimed money in your name in any of the states where you or a relative may have lived. And in December 2013 we features creative ways to find funding for your startup business and included a feature on help for single moms.
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Need help making good things happen in your life and/or your business? Though the government isn't the only place to look for help, it does offer a lot – if you know where to look for it. The March Free Money Newsletter highlights the “lucky seven” government websites that can help you whether you need help getting by, want to start a new business or grow your current one, wonder where all Obama's Recovery money (over $800 billion!) and more, and more!
Housing! We know from reader feedback that this is high on people's minds. Fortunately there is lots of good news to share and we feature it in the February 2015 Free Money News. A new program that requires just 3% down payments; no Loan to Value Limit on who's eligible for HARP (the Home Affordability Refinancing Program); $15,000 down payment assistance offered by a partnership of non-profits and private business, and more!
Happy New Year! We start your year off right in our January 2015 Free Money News. Discover great news about help for Home Repair, getting free money for your education to be ready for an improving job market, great opportunities for starting a new business, and help to get you into your own home.
December 2014's Free Money News brings you our hottest hits of 2014! There is definitely something for everybody here so be sure to check it out. Business grants, creative ways to find money for your new business, Black Business Resources and other minority business news and opportunities, how to pay off student debt, what's the real scoop on Free Money, what's real and what's not about Unclaimed Money, how to find better housing and even buy your own home, money for school – and so much much more!
The November 2014 Free Money Newsletter is filled with great information and resources for small businesses and those who want to start them! Want to find that really good idea that matches your passion with a market opportunity? Find ways to get your business started without spending a lot of money? Find a loan if your startup will cost a fairly large amount? From traditional banks to creative new alternative funding, plus some great ideas for finding and acting on that great idea, it's all here! Small Business Loans and Small Business Ideas are featured along with a review of other business resources on this site that you may have missed…
Minority-Owned Businesses help not only their communities but also the United States economy to thrive. They are some of the fastest growing sectors in the economy and have a significant impact on U.S. exports. Our October Free Money Newsletter focuses on the resources available specifically for minorities to start and grow successful businesses. Included are the resources offered by the Minority Business Development Agency, inspiration and learning for Latinas and for young Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, black-owned business resources and more.
Back to School: The September Free Money Newsletter focus is on Education. We highlight a new article about Grants for High School Students – it's never too early to start and you're never too late! We also show you new ways to get rid of your student debt – no magic bullets but lots of good opportunities! Also see what's new and available regarding student aid, the FAFSA, Pell Grants (a new maximum $award amount!) and more.
Hey, a Free Money Newsletter about —- free money! The August 2014 Free Money Issue is focused on not only bringing you more information about ways to increase the money in your life, but also to help clear up the confusion about what's real and what's not. Discover the myths and realities about free government money, and lots of non-government sources that can help you on the way to building some income.
Summertime: kids are out of school and that may pose some challenges for single parent families and those with two working parents. Let's face it, doing what's best for your kids can always be a challenge. Our July Free Money Newsletter is all about kids – from our latest article on Grants for Kids to a review of other articles and resources with tips and resources for single moms, widows with children, and more. There's also some news about recently announced small business financing opportunities.
The June 2014 Newsletter is an important edition with a focus on Housing. We've added a new article about Grants For Housing and we summarize other articles and resources to help you find, rent and /or buy a house. Important tips and new information here! We've also added Grants In Illinois to our state-specific articles. Read up and go after that new home…
Our May Free Money Newsletter is filled with great information. We've added a new article about Grants In Florida – and there are some good ones. Recognizing that May 12-16 is National Small Business Week we have provided a quick look at helpful business-related articles on this site; and we've introduced a new article about Grants For Farms – which are also businesses!
The April Free Money Newsletter contains lots of tips and tools you can use. This month we cover topics including: Our take on the Free Money Book by Kevin Trudeau (the good, the bad and the ugly…); some more great information and resources regarding Grants for Small Business; a new article about some great grants available in the state of New York (even in the arts - for individuals! – and in the Humanities); and everyone's favorite topic: Taxes. An important warning here about a new email phishing scam, and where to find free tax help to get your 2013 return done.
The March 2014 Free Money Newsletter is full of information you can use. Take a look and learn more about a mortgage where the bank pays you, an update to our quick guide to the Federal Register (where all the grants are!), some intriguing facts and concerns about missingmoney.com and an impressive training and job placement program for veterans.
See our February Newsletter for news about a virtual job fair sponsored by the ACLU for the disabled, a review of Obama's MyRA retirement savings program and another warning about phone call scammers.
Our January 2014 newsletter kicks the new year off with some inspiration and follows it up with a review of our Top Ten Free Money Resource list to help you make 2014 great. Whether you are looking for financial help for your business, your school costs, a purchase of or repairs to a home, or a grant for your organization or some unclaimed money that may be yours, you'll find some help here!
Happy Holidays! Brighten your season with December Free Money News and get some great information about Help For Single Moms; how to find funding for your startup business; how to find out fast if you might qualify for a Pell Grant and minimize your student debt; and the possibility of purchasing a home during the holiday season…
Check out our new review of grants.gov in our November issue and discover why it may not be for you! Perhaps more importantly, learn what may suit you better if you are looking for a grant. Also get news about Pell Grants for 2013-2014, learn about a benefit increase coming up January 1, and discover our review of disablity.gov.
Obamacare and the government shutdown have taken over the news and we highlight them in our October 2013 Free Money News. Learn what's happening and key facts to know as you try to investigate and sign up for a mandatory health care plan. There's also news about resources and events for black business entrepreneurs (and those who market to them).
As summer disappears we're thinking about school of course – and in particular about how to pay for school and/or for your kids' school or college expenses. In our September issue we also highlight some great articles and tips for important events in our lives we want to make happen – like buying your first home or starting your own business. Also check out this issue to learn about our newest information not just about free unclaimed money and how to find it, but also about finding what's yours specifically in California.
A Must Read: in our hot August issue we feature Unclaimed Money — the ultimate source of free money! It's yours to begin with so why not go after it? Read the latest about this topic, discover some new sources to investigate, learn the truth about some major myths that could be holding you back, and find out just how easy it is to find and claim money that is rightfully yours.
In the July issue we are celebrating freedom – and helping you find some more. Check it out for our discussion of the U.S. Government Grant Department (is there one?) and what you need to know about what agencies actually give grants. We also point out the importance of terms and how you can learn your way around sometimes confusing terminology as you look for and apply for grants. We also introduce you to John McGee and share his story and experiences applying for more than 20 grants — and winning millions for his efforts!
Check out our June 2013 newsletter for important tips about our most requested topics! Start with the top ten things you should know about grants and follow it up with important information about finding grants to purchase a home, getting great state grants, and a wealth of grant information for students. Topics include FAFSA, the highly desirable Pell Grant and tips for finding out if you qualify for one.
In our May Newsletter we share some thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombings, reliance on the government, and finding help from the government when we need it to improve our lives. Topics also incude what's new with Pell Grants and whether you can qualify, an interesting new research grant opportunity and what it says about how and where to look for grants, a reminder about finding help to purchase a home and stories from a successful grant seeker.
Our April issue is full of inspiration. Inspired by March Madness and the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast University, we encourage you to take a shot in many areas: at your business, with the help of the Small Business Administration; at opportunities you might have missed in our previous newsletters; at a new take on Unclaimed Money - what it is and how to get it; at an important tax credit in its final year; at a Foundation Grant with an easy to use system; and at winning a scholarship in an easy-to-enter monthly drawing.
Lots of info in our March 2013 Newsletter. We offer direction on how to find free tax help, review the implications of sequestration and student financial aid, provide a review (and warning) about the website americasgotfunding.com, and recommend a system for writing (and winning) Foundation Grants fast.
Happy Valentines' Month! In February's issue we cover advice for finding trustworthy help for debt relief; some expanded opportunities for business women going after contracts with the government; new options to help entrepreneurs get financing; and information about an important resource for the disabled.
Happy New Year! In our first newsletter of 2013 we present ways to improve your financial situation:
- An easier way to pay back your student loans;
- Good and bad news for small businesses, plus a crowdfunding update; and
- Additional programs that can help your find money for home repairs.
Holiday joy often goes hand in hand with holiday blues. In our December 2012 issue we provide information on the Independent Foreclosure Review Program and how it might help you if you have been through the foreclosure process; how to find help purchasing a home; and ways you can raise some money quickly if your can't wait for federal aid or grants.
It's election time and whatever the outcome, billions will continue to be available in private and public funds in the form of grants and other types of aid. In the November 2012 issue we feature Help to Repair a Home, the U.S. Government Grant Department (or lack thereof), how to improve our Grant Community, and a terrific system for writing and winning Foundation Grants - fast!
The Election draws near! In the October issue we provide some perspectives on the vote from the standpoint of small businesses. We also review some great resources for business startups and some advice for using grants.gov – the most valuable free and reliable resource available for finding information about government grants.
A variety of articles in our September issue covers important information about special (and rewarding!) sweepstakes for students, summer doldrums hitting small businesses in the U.S., and a review of a new article on grants specific to the state of Texas. We also provide how-to information for using the Federal Register to find grants.
The August edition brought news of New Promise for Black-Owned Businesses. It details a surge in groups and programs aimed specifically at encouraging, promoting and assisting these minority enterprises. Check it out both for resources and inspiration! We also review some Resources for Students including FAFSA and Scholarship Information, as well as a reminder about our Write Foundation Grants Fast program.
Our July issue features a new article about Unclaimed Money – the billions the U.S. Government holds in “safe keeping” as it waits to be claimed by its rightful owner(s). That could be you! We show you how to find out for free. We also include a discussion about Health Care Reform and how it may affect you; a Small Business Financing opportunity with a deadline coming up; a reminder about our newly discovered system for winning Foundation Grants fast; and warn about a current phishing scam featuring emails supposedly from the Department of Defense you need to be aware of.
The June Newsletter was a celebration issue which introduced the two winners of our Spring Free Money Sweepstakes. They won $200 and $100 Amazon gift cards which they will both put to good use as they are both college students. We also previewed a new article on Phone Call Scams and how to recognize and avoid them; discussed recent changes to Pell Grant Awards and their potential impact; and introduced Five Days to Foundation Grants.
May's Newsletter featured news about the JOBS Act and the potential of modified Crowdfunding laws. We also responded to frequent inquiries from our Community and introduced a new article about Grants to Pay Bills – which includes some ideas and tips for raising quick cash (safely and legally!). And a Sweepstakes article reminded readers that the deadline for entries was fast approaching.
In our April issue we introduced our Free Money Sweepstakes,; told readers about a deadline approaching for taxpayers to apply for part of the $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds outstanding from the year 2008, and how to see if some of it might be theirs; reviewed the Domain Discuss section of our website and the helpful reviews it provides to guide you through important federal websites; and provided information about a resource that provides information and support for people who have been laid off and are unemployed.
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