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Understanding Your Rent Assistance Options

If you’re having trouble paying your bills, you’re certainly not alone. If there’s any good thing about the high number of people making ends meet, it’s that there are many financial aid options available. It’s tough to say which specific expenditure is the most important, but having a roof over your head is a strong contender. That’s why there are several avenues specifically for getting rental assistance. Governmental Giving There are plenty of government programs out there for people struggling with rent. These can be divided into two categories: short-term and long-term assistance. Short-Term Short-term rental assistance can be...

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What to Do if You Can’t Afford Health Insurance

Having health insurance is important, not just because it’s a massive layer of personal protection, but also because it’s federally illegal not to have it in some form. The issue, of course, is it still costs money to have health insurance. If you’re fortunate, that money comes out of a salaried paycheck, and you can tell yourself you’re not really losing money since it was hardly yours in the first place. If you’re not as fortunate, you’ll have to pay for your coverage out-of-pocket, and you’ll directly feel the strain on your bank account. But if you simply cannot...

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Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the most popular holiday on the calendar, but it’s still one everybody knows about and most everyone celebrates. Despite being so widely celebrated, it seems like the only way many people know how to partake is by consuming adult beverages. But that doesn’t have to be the only way. Non-drinkers and families with children still have plenty of options for festivities. Embrace the Day Children might ask what’s so special about St. Patrick’s Day, and many adults might have the same question. It’s never a bad time to learn about the origins of the story...

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Choosing the Right After-School Activities as a Parent

As a parent, it’s nice that your child doesn’t have to spend as much time in school on a given day as you have to spend at work. Then again, it seems like an oversight that they get to go home when you still have to be at work for over an hour. For decades, families have been wrestling with the extended amounts of time children have to regularly spend at home when both parents (or the only parent) work all day and can’t be there to provide supervision. After-school activities were created to remedy this, but many parents...

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Where to Find a Free Christmas Dinner in 2018: 6 Organizations You Should Know

Christmas is a time to be with family, share a filling, home-cooked meal and create warm memories that will last a life time. But not everyone finds themselves in a situation like that. Regardless, no one should have to be alone on Christmas or have to wonder how they’ll feed themselves on the holiday. We found six organizations that will provide you with company and good, free food during the holiday this year and hopefully one of them is in your community. 1. Perpetual Praise Community Church – Dallas, TX Perpetual Praise Community Church in Dallas, TX is hosting...

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