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Bankruptcy Basics
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Provides basic information on different aspects of federal bankruptcy laws, a basic explanation of different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers FAQs on the process. More
Consumer Action Handbook
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Consumer Action Handbook provides tips and advice for common consumer issues like buying a car, building good credit and protecting your privacy. Youíll also find expanded resources for military perso... More
Consumer Reports: Personal Finance
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Well respected Consumer Reports offers free guidance videos for saving and managing money, negotiating lower credit card rates, retirement planning. More
Digitalliteracy.gov
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Provides a variety of resources and tools for teaching computer and Internet skills, which are increasingly necessary for success in todayís economy. It allows any person to find free training o... More
Experience Works - Michigan
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Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization that helps older adults get the training they need to find good jobs in their communities. By enrolling individuals in the Expe... More
Facing Foreclosure? Help Is Out There
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The Royal Oak Public Library has created a list of a variety of resources that provide financial counseling agencies dealing with debt counseling, mortgage, delinquency, foreclosure prevention that is... More
Filing for Unemployment Benefits
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Start here at Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency to file for unemployment. To use the on-line service, applicants must be filing a new or additional claim. Find the criteria and guidelines for f... More
Finding Low Cost or Free Health Care
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The Michigan Dept. of Community Health provides links to other web pages with information and phone numbers for places with low cost or free health care, or help with health insurance. More
Food Assistance - Michigan Dept. of Human Services
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The Food Assistance Program supplements the food purchasing power of low-income individuals and families. Find links to ways to get fresh produce, local food banks and eligibility requirements for sta... More
Foreclosure and Financial Assistance
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Commerce Township Community Library is providing online resources for anyone who is experiencing the threat or reality of foreclosure. In addition to direct financial help the resources listed also in... More
Foreclosure Detroit
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Based on your situation, click on the section in this easy-to-use guide to find resources to help you avoid foreclosure. More
Foreclosure Rescue Scams
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nationís consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to recognize a foreclosure rescue scam. Even if the foreclosure process has already begun, the FTC an... More
Gasoline Corner
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Check average gas prices or look up gas stations across the state, file a complaint if you suspect price gouging, get tips for buying gasoline, employ driving tips to get the most out of your gas tank... More
Helping Hand
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Helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find services related to jobs, training, unemployment benefits, health care, housing, and family support. More
Homeowner Crisis Resource Center
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Check online to see if your home is at risk of foreclosure, learn about avoiding foreclosure or contact reputable, reliable credit counselors nationwide. Members of the National Foundation for Credit... More
Lean On Us
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"Lean On" the Capital Area District Library (CADL) using their guides to free library services and links to information on taxes, jobs, foreclosure prevention and more. More
Lifesavers for a Sinking Economy
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Monroe County Library provides this page of sites related to economic downturn to help job seekers, persons dealing with foreclosure and debt issues, money saving tips, and more.
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Making Home Affordable
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President Obama's Making Home Affordable program will help you find ways to make your home more affordable through resources on refinancing and finding if you may be eligible to have your monthly paym... More
Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS)
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The State of Michigan offers programs to help families in need with assistance for medical, nutritional, day care, temporary cash or other expenses. MARS will help you determine your eligibility for t... More
Michigan Community Action Agency Association
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Community Action Agencies focus on providing a multitude of human services programs to low-income individuals and families helping them gain greater financial and personal independence. More
Michigan Drug Price Finder
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The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has created this website to help the citizens of Michigan compare prices among pharmacies, since drug prices typically are not advertised or even dis... More
Michigan Energy Assistance Directory
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The 2009 Michigan Energy Assistance Directory provides information on private and public programs that offer energy assistance, and a county by county listing of utilities, programs and resources avai... More
Michigan Unemployment Webcasts
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View these webcasts to find out what is involved in the processes for getting unemployment benefits. You'll be asked to download the free Silverlight software to view them. More
Mortgage Foreclosure Resources
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Central Michigan 2-1-1 provides information on the foreclosure process online and by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone, you have instant access to a representative who will be your advocate. Resources avail... More
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
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This long standing nonprofit credit counseling network provides connections to credit counselors with high standards for agency accreditation, counselor certification and policies that ensure free or ... More
PantryNet.org
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PantryNet.org is a searchable directory of community food banks and their services in the Southeastern Michigan area. More
Project Salute
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Project  SALUTE of the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Law is on a unique mission: hit the highways to provide priceless legal advice to low income veterans for free and teach stu... More
Recovery for Auto Communities
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The Department of Labor's electronic and telephone tools can assist automotive workers in their efforts to find jobs, training, education, and support services in their communities. This page descri... More
Save the Dream
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The Michigan State Housing Development Authority's (MSHDA) Save the Dream Campaign includes helpful information that assists homeowners experiencing financial difficulties or facing foreclosure, a sta... More
Tough Times - Library Lifelines
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Southeast Michigan's Metronet brings resources together for tough times. Users will find info on filing for unemployment, health insurance options, homeownership preservation, finding jobs as well as ... More
Wayne County Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program
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Wayne County residents will find help on mortgage foreclosure assistance, utility assistance, rent assistance, educational programs, food, clothing, and other basic family needs. Wayne County is linke... More
Your Access to Free Credit Reports
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) outlines your right to free credit reports. The FTC enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with respect to consumer reporting companies, requiring each of the... More



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