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The decisions you make at tax time determine how much of any tax refund money will reach your wallet. These suggestions can help you get the maximum benefit from your refund.
In the event of income or job loss, it is important to reduce family spending right away. Even if you think you will have a new job soon, failing to do this right away can add to the stress and pressure of finding a new job. This factsheet outlines some options to cut and prioritize spending.
There are a number of things you can do each day to help reduce the cost of running a household. This publication offers some simple ideas to help you get started.
If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, one of the most important things you can do is seek assistance right away, if possible before you even miss a payment. Lenders do not want to take your house. This publication will offer tips on preventing foreclosure and how to get help if you're at risk of foreclosure.
If you have trouble making minimum payments on your credit cards, creditors, in general, will be more likely to work with your family if you contact them before they contact you. This publication offers tips on speaking with your creditors and making a plan to get out of debt.
This factsheet covers different programs available to help with health care costs during unemployment.
If you have a need to buy a car, this publication offers some tips to help you get the most for your money.