Financially Speaking

Sources for Financial and Legal Information and Assistance

Internal Revenue Service irs.gov
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887.

Long Term Care.gov longtermcare.gov
The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys naela.org
Professional association of over 4,200 attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

National Care Planning Council longtermcarelink.net
Helps families with long term care planning.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling debtadvice.org
Promotes financially responsible behavior and helps consumers drive down their debt and take control of their finances.

Special Needs Alliance specialneedsalliance.com
A national organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law.

The Women’s Institute for Financial Education wife.org
Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

U.S. Department of the Treasury godirect.org
Go Direct program for Social Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal benefits delivers funds directly in your bank account.

New & Noteworthy
Don’t neglect your own health when taking care of others. Caregiving is a role that takes many people by surprise. The financial and emotional toll of assisting a sick or aging loved one seems to rise every year, according to several studies. Now, an estimated 90 million Americans provide unpaid caregiving that
eCareDiary spoke to Leeza Gibbons, Emmy-award winner, social entrepreneur and founder of Leeza’s Care Connection about tips to tackle caregiver burnout and creating a balance between family, work and caregiving.    
We must educate our students to participate.  For students to be most effective in civic engagement, they must first learn about the issues from the experts. Teens can then plan effectively to address real-world problems facing our communities.  ACTION uses our combined lunch and homeroom hour for Lunch & Learn
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