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Month: February 2022

Penny Forward Transcript S2022E4 Seeing The World In Ways You Never Imagined

Posted in accessibility, Blindness Resources, Career, Disability, Nontraditional Jobs, Podcast Episodes, Podcast Transcripts, Small Business, Start a Business, and Woodworking

George: Subaru decided to hire me to do a car ad. And that was just out of the blue. I have nothing to do with…

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E4 Seeing The World In Ways You Never Imagined

Posted in Blindness Resources, Career, Nontraditional Jobs, Podcast Episodes, Small Business, Start a Business, and Woodworking

Have you always believed that you could only make a living if you went to college? George Wurtzel was the star of a 2018 Subaru…

Using special purpose credit programs to serve unmet credit needs

Posted in Access to credit, At the CFPB, Banking, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair lending, and Mortgages

Far too many minority households and businesses continue to lack fair and equitable access to credit. Federal agencies encourage lenders to explore use of special purpose credit programs to better serve historically disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Inaccurate small business credit reports can block access to loans

Posted in Business loans, Credit reports and scores, Deceptive practices, and Policy and compliance

Inaccurate credit reports hurt small businesses similar to how they hurt consumers – the CFPB commends the FTC for taking action to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for their misconduct toward small businesses.

Report illustrates how the big three credit reporting companies are giving consumers the runaround

Posted in Access to credit, Consumer complaints, Credit reports and scores, Data, research, and reports, Everyone has a story, and Fair Credit Reporting Act

A CFPB report revealed that the NCRAs have largely relied on vague, unhelpful form letters in response to consumer complaints filed with the Bureau. This practice, which surged in 2020, left families and communities vulnerable at the height of an unprecedented global pandemic and economic crisis.

If you’re a homeowner struggling to make housing-related payments due to the pandemic, help is available or coming soon

Posted in Disasters and emergencies, Foreclosure, Housing counselor, Identity theft and fraud, Info for consumers, Mortgage servicing, and Mortgages

There is help for homeowners financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a federal program that provides aid to states, Tribes, and territories to assist homeowners with housing-related costs. Learn how to sign up for more information or apply for assistance.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics represented nearly 20,000 taxpayers dealing with an IRS tax controversy

Posted in Blindness Resources, Budgeting, Disability, Personal Finance, Save Money, Taxes, and Tools

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program office today announced highlights from its 2021 annual report. The report describes how…