NEED HELP? Call 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a special abbreviated telephone number reserved in the North American Numbering Plan as an easy-to-remember three-digit code to reach information and referral services to health, human, and social service organizations.
Pennsylvania 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects residents with the health and human services they need. For assistance in Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill county you can call 2-1-1 or click here for their website.
For help in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Mifflin, Perry and York counties you can also call 2-1-1 or click here for their website.
You can reach 2-1-1- by calling 2-1-1- or 855-501-6785 or Text your zip code to 898211. 2-1-1 is not intended for emergency use. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Questions about paying bills, loans and managing your money during the COVID-19 crisis. Please click here to see helpful informaiton provided by The Lancaster Housing Opporutnity Partnership and Tabor Community Services.
Tabor and LHOP are now Tenfold. With 80 years of collective expertise, we will continue to serve as your trusted community partner offering a broader continuum of services to address homelessness to affordable rental housing to homeownership, and the creation of new housing units through Tenfold Community Lending.
FINANCIAL SERVICES THAT LEAVE A LASTING IMPACT.
- Tenfold’s financial wellness services provide you with the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to work through your financial challenges and build financial stability for your future. Whether you attend an online or in-person workshop taught by local professionals or work directly with our trained and certified counselors, you will be equipped to create a better financial future. Please view our services below to see how we can best help you today.
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- Get personalized support from a certified financial counselor to analyze your finances so that you can develop a budget & action plan to achieve your financial goals.
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- Workshops are free and open to the public. Topics range from banking basics, budgeting, saving, how to get good credit, understanding loans, and other special topics.
View our Events & Classes section to sign up for an upcoming class.
Need Help Managing Your Money? Try MySmartMoney | United Way Worldwide
Dealing with financial issues can be overwhelming and stressful for many people. United Way and the SunTrust Foundation have partnered to offer a solution to hlep with your money management problems. MySmartMoney | United Way Worldwideis a free and easy online tool designed to help you reach your financial goals.
The site is filled with online quizzes, calculators, and other resources to help with financial planning. With a simple click you can go online and start learning ways to budget your money, reduce debt, and improve credit. This FREE site helps individuals and families get on the path to financial stability -- one of the building blocks to a quality life.
Are you saving enough for retirement?
According to the presenters at the recent viewing of the documentary When I'm 65 at WITF Harrisbug:
- 45% of people have nothing saved towards retirement
- Of those who do have retirement savings, the median saved is $3000
- Of those nearing retirement age, the median saved is $12,000
- 21% of Americans think winning the lottery is their best chance to save for retirement.
Learn more or watch the documentary at www.wi65.org
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency - The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for senior adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. In addition, there are loan programs to help prevent foreclosure and down-payment and/or closing cost assistance to those who qualify. Visit the website for additional information or call 1-855-827-3466.
MyMoney.gov - this is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies.
Advantage Credit Counseling Service - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of PA is now part of Advantage Credit Counseling Service, a non-profit organization offering financial assistance counseling and debt management plans in 20 different states, including Pennsylvania.
AARP Financial tools - The American Association of Retired Persons provides this great resource page of tools, financial news, calculators and worksheets for financial planning, budgeting, saving, investing and retirement planning.
Internal Revenue Service - Federal tax forms, answers to frequently asked questions, online services and information from the Internal Revenue Service.
What is a 529 Plan?
529 plans help families save for college. The name "529" refers to Section 529 of the IRS tax code, which gives these plans special tax breaks to encourage saving.
There's no doubt your children or grandchildren will benefit from higher education. Studies show that a college degree is worth nearly a million dollars in lifetime earnings. College tuition is an investment in their future.
Two ways to save. The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two savings plans. The PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) is a lower-risk plan that helps your savings keep pace with rising tuition. The PA 529 Investment Plan (IP) lets you choose from 15 investment options from The Vanguard Group. Compare plans.
Easy to set up and easy to use. You can use the money to pay for college, many technical and career schools, and qualified expenses. There are no income limits, and anyone can contribute. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends can all help your student pay for college.
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