Emergencies

April 15, 2021
How Does Paid Family Leave Work?

When money is tight and a loved one is sick, how do you decide if you should go to work or stay home to care for them? What if you are the one who is ill, and you need time to take care of yourself? Who is going to earn money to pay the everyday…

March 11, 2021
Texas and Oklahoma: Three Reasons to File Taxes Soon, Even Though the IRS Deadline is Now June 15

Dear Texas and Oklahoma members, We know you’re out of the worst of the storm now, and we also know the damage that remains is real. We want to share some resources where you can get help if you need it: 211.org for help with bills Red Cross for family assistance You may have heard…

March 09, 2021
What to Do if You Are Facing Eviction During COVID-19

Housing is a basic need for everyone, providing shelter, safety, and security. Whether you are paying a mortgage or rent, housing expenses can be a major percentage of your household budget. When your income is reduced and you are faced with making decisions about how to meet your financial obligations, housing is a top priority.…

February 20, 2021
Can’t Wait for Your Tax Refund? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Refund Advance Loans

Tax time is an important time for most families. You find out if you’re getting a tax refund. And this year, that assistance is more valuable than ever. For all of those who are wondering, the IRS will start sending out tax refunds in early March. ...

March 11, 2021
What’s in the Third Stimulus Bill Other than Checks?

While the third stimulus payment — which we just wrote about — is a hot topic for Americans right now, there’s actually a lot more to the American Rescue Plan. Here are some of the additional benefits you could get from the relief package. Addition...