Community Events & Announcements

Money Mechanics

The YWCA is offering Money Mechanics for your personal finances.  It’s a FREE 4-week group about money matters for women who have experienced an abusive or controlling relationship

Date:  March 21through April 11, 2019
Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm (every Wednesday afternoon)
Location:  Lifewire’s Main Office

Space is limited and registration is required.  Contact Anna at 425.389.2012 to register.

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Habitat for Humanity

Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Seattle-King County Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair program provides major repairs at a discounted rate to keep homeowners safe and warm, and from being displaced from their homes.  Start the application process by submitting the intake form at Habitatskc.org/services.

Learn more about repair services offered and qualification by downloading a flyer here>

Home Repair Program
Habitat for Humanity is now offering home repairs for Veteran homeowners with low and moderate income.  To learn more and to determine eligibility download a flyer here>

AARP Foundation MySavingsJar

Pay Yourself. Gain Financial Peace of Mind.  AARP Foundation MySavingsJar™ is an online resource that helps vulnerable older adults and workers move from financial stress to financial freedom.  It gets people in the right frame of mind to save, so they can spend on what they want when they want.  AARP Foundation MySavingsJar™ is a self-help tool that provides users with practical know-how and community support to build financial confidence over time.  It helps users build short-term savings and put them on a path toward achieving the financial future they want.

Starting in mid-February 2019, users can go to www.mysavingsjar.org and register for free. This can be done on any personal device, including a smartphone, tablet, laptop computer, etc. As part of the registration, users will be guided through a friendly, ‘SMS-/text-like’ onboarding process and get a personalized ‘dashboard,’ where they can complete fun community challenges, set goals and take advantage of numerous relevant resources, including those in their own community.  Read more here>

Solid Ground Financial Fitness Boot Camp

Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Boot Camp empowers people to take control of their finances through money management skills! Their staff “Coach” can work with you to 1) set financial goals, 2)  create a budget, 3: learn about, prevent and help address debt/credit issues,  5) learn how to avoid predatory loans and scams and 6) plan for a healthy financial future

Dates:
  • Monday, March 4: Budgeting
  • Monday, March 11: Credit Repair
  • Monday, March 18: Banking
  • Monday, March 25: Goal Setting

Time:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:  King County Library Federal Way

For more information email financialfitness@solid-ground.org.

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United Way volunteers help thousands of people prepare their taxes.

The Free Tax Preparation Campaign is designed for people who make less than $66,000 per year. (Please note that their service cannot prepare complex forms, such as out-of-state returns. Click the FAQ section below for details.)  Learn more>

For many clients, tax credits and refunds are critical to keeping food on the table and a roof overhead.   Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers.

The tax sites will help you get all the credits you qualify for and file your return electronically, so you’ll get your refund fast. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay.

2 Easy Ways to File Taxes

  1. Visit one of United Way’s 32 locations to get help filing taxes today.
  2. File online at MyFreeTaxes.com at home on your own — free for anyone making less than $66,000.