Here are seven common ways people habitually mishandle money — and how to stop them.
Find what works with your budget and debt load and start planning for a debt-free future.
Yoda's wisdom extends beyond the big screen.
Many potential employers feel that if you can't be trusted with your own finances, then you can't be trusted for a job at their company.
If your full-time job isn't making ends meet, you may need to supplement your income with a side job.
All of us have debt of some kind, but many of us overextend our wallets.
If you're searching for a job, you may be able to deduct some of your expenses on your tax return.
Test your money skills with this NFL-themed video game developed by Visa.
When experiencing or expecting a job loss, there are certain steps you can take to ease some of the financial pressure.
Get information on possibly extending your benefits and learn more about the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act for unemployed Texans.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000, to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, a level consistent with modest gains in hiring.
Texas is one of four states leading the way in terms of expanding employment bases in the past year, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Despite the good news that Texas revenues are growing far faster than predicted by the state comptroller and the rainy day fund will have $8.1 billion at the end of the current two-year fiscal period, legislative leaders aren't exactly celebrating.
Don't spend that unemployment check too fast. The government might ask you to pay it back.
Maybe barely -- and maybe not. But if you have to try, as millions of Americans do, you'll need to understand every trick for stretching your income.
Taking off without serving your notice is a sure recipe for disaster when it comes to getting your financial entitlements.
Living without a budget is similar to traveling across the country without a roadmap. While both can be accomplished, the result is usually expensive and wasteful.
Are you financially stressed? Anxiety over money can negatively affect your health in several ways.
FICO's new scoring model may make it easier for some to buy a house or get a credit card.
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America ("NACA") is a non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization. NACA’s primary goal is to build strong neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable homeownership.
Here are some examples of how going green can save you money. Calculate how much savings you can generate by trying them.
Preparing a budget is an opportune time to review your household expenses and see what can be adjusted or eliminated. You’ll also find that an exercise in resourcefulness can raise your self-efficacy and help simplify your life.
Want to generate some quick cash? This topic lays out the path to some options. You won’t get rich overnight, but your efforts can result in raising much-needed funds during your period of job search.
The government has multiple resources at your disposal. Check out activities such as finding out more about personal money management from the FDIC; determining what your target salary is with TWC’s Reality Check tool; or learning the eligibility requirem... more
Creating a solid financial plan is vital for allowing you to focus on your job search. The information in this topic will guide you through compiling your financial reports and investigating your options.
Keeping your credit rating good while unemployed can be challenging. These resources can help.
Consumer Credit Counseling - A variety of financial services and solutions
National Foundation For Credit Counseling - Find a local credit counselor
Emergency utility bill assistance in Dallas County.
Help Paying Utilities - All Texas utility companies will provide help with paying utility bills
Allen Community Outreach
972-727-9131, 301 W. Boyd Dr, Suite A, Allen, TX 75013, hours... more
Information about transportation assistance and public transportation.
Contact your WIA (Unemployment) Case Manager at your nearest local Onestop Center about receiving bus passes or a gas voucher.
DART - Dallas Public Transportation syste... more
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Insightful tips on making the most of what you have, debt and bankruptcy questions, and general financial concerns.
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When you become unemployed, finances can reach crisis level quickly. This article gives you a quick start guide for getting a plan in place.
Unemployment can wreck havoc on a good credit rating. Be sure you know your rights.
The official benefits website of the U.S. government.
FAQs for custodial and non-custodial parents.
Find out if you are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Among the DHA's services are affordable housing programs.
A guide to local Fannie Mae resources.
Making Home Affordable's web site features several programs for making your monthly housing payments more affordable.
A U.S. Government guide to learning the details of how your mortgage terms are structured.
A sturdy knowledge of the forclosure process will help in navigating choppy waters. And you might even learn that there's more time to work things out than you imagined.
Understanding the basic steps in the process of property foreclosure.
From a series of articles from About.com, this piece outlines options for home ownership with credit challenges.
Resources and money management tips.
Excellent source of financial information.