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  • New credit card rules

    Back in May, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure, or Credit CARD, Act of 2009 into law. The legislation will help out consumers in a number of ways (but does not cap interest rates and fees). Most of this law's provisions go into effect very...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 02-16-2010
  • Cheap Knowledge for College

    Did you have to turn over almost your entire bank account to get your textbooks? Well, come check out our books! We have Broke! A College Student's Guide to Getting By on Less edited by Supurna Banerjee to help you with the money you have left. The College Student's Guide to the Law by C. L....
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-03-2009
  • Is There a Web Site with Local Job Information? Indeed, There IS!

    Some of the most popular workshops being offered at the library recently have involved how to polish your resume, or sharpen you interview skills. With the tight job market, even highly skilled and trained people are getting all of their job-hunting tools sharpened, and are ready to take the next step...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 08-01-2009
  • $8,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit…

    There’s a lot of information out there about this credit, but I always like to get my information straight from the horse’s mouth, so I went to www.usa.gov and found this nifty little question and answer page from www.irs.gov . It does a great job of explaining the current $8,000 credit and...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 07-22-2009
  • Sound financial advice…

    There’s a lot that goes into understanding money management, from learning how to budget, to how to save and invest wisely. You have to look in a lot of different places for good advice on these subjects which takes a lot of time. So, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission decided...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 07-07-2009
  • Crackdowns on "government grants" and other scams

    I was very happy to see this release from the FTC , about crackdowns on a large number of scammers who have been taking advantage of the economic turndown. And not just the fake government grant schemes -- the list includes an amazing array of scams, including an admittedly imaginative ruse involving...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 07-03-2009
  • Kids eat free!

    I just came across a vast list of restaurants that routinely offer free or discounted meals for kids (variously defined). This might take a little effort, because you need to pay attention to the age limits, the days of the week, and of course always call ahead to see if our local restaurant offers the...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 05-30-2009
  • Free e-book on personal finance

    The Simple Dollar, a personal finance blog that I've seen cited many times, is giving away a 50-page PDF, " Everything You Need to Know About Personal Finance on Just One Page ." Definitely worth the 4.4 MB download, it starts off (just as it says) by giving you one single page of core...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 05-08-2009
  • Free government grants? Not so fast!

    A recent post at Snopes (which is the premiere hoax-debunking website) covers the increasing "free government grant" scam, currently being perpetrated through web ads, e-mails, and even direct phone calls. (Unfortunately, while Snopes is a great source of information, it may also spawn two...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 03-09-2009
  • Stimulus for Seniors/Disabled

    With all the talk regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, many who are retired or disabled have been wondering how they will recieve their stimulus money. According to the Internal Revenue , a one time payment of $250.00 will be made to Social Security recipients, Supplemental Security...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 03-05-2009
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