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Changes to TANF Benefits

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The benefit program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, allows low-income families with cash assistance. This cash is usually accessed through a transfer card that can be used as a debit card. The cash from the program is meant to be used on necessities, such as food and rent. Unfortunately, a media report found that these […]


Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Labor Department released some encouraging news this week. Apparently, the number of people that are filing for first time unemployment has been progressing in a downward trend, even though there was a spike this week. The week of January 21st had 377,000 people filing for first-time unemployment benefits. This is a 21,000 person increase […]

5 Potential Holiday Financial Fiascos

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

When you are hosting a party, you want to make sure that you are smart about letting people leave when they are intoxicated.  43 states have passed laws that hold the host liable for the damage that a drunken guest causes if they leave the party intoxicated. Make sure that you have the liability insurance […]