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Past Issues of NeighborWorks Works

Make tax season less taxing
1/23/2018
Make tax season less taxing
Last year, the American Psychological Association's annual survey on stress showed that money is the second-leading cause of tension, one percentage point behind concerns about the "future of the nation." But for working low- and moderate-income families, tax-filing time is an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits—such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—that can put more money in their pockets. For the 2016 tax season, the average EITC amount received was more than $2,400. The EITC could give eligible taxpayers a maximum of $6,318.
NeighborWorks works to create innovative pathways out of poverty
1/16/2018
NeighborWorks works to create innovative pathways out of poverty
There is no "one face" of poverty in America. It takes many forms. The picture of poverty can look like someone working for minimum wage and holding down multiple jobs; a single parent living paycheck to paycheck who recently was laid off; seniors living on a fixed income; or a disabled veteran cared for by an aging parent. Although down 2.5 million from 2015, 40.6 million people still lived below the poverty line in 2016, defined as annual income of about $24,500 for a family of four, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
NeighborWorks organizations and individuals embrace legacy of givin...
1/9/2018
NeighborWorks organizations and individuals embrace legacy of giving back
"What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King Jr. called this "life's most persistent and urgent question." According to data from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the spirit of giving back remains an important activity for millions of Americans. In 2015, according to CNCS, 1 in 4 adults (24.9 percent) volunteered through an organization, and from 2000 to 2014 spent roughly 113 billion hours volunteering.
Getting body, wallet and home in shape for the new year
1/2/2018
Getting body, wallet and home in shape for the new year
"Where did my gym membership card go? Darn it, my workout shirts weren't this tight a few months ago. I really need to be better about clutter in this house; it's a mess." Sound familiar? The blank slate of a new year means it's time to dust off some old resolutions and add a few new ones to the mix—and hope we stick to them longer than we did last year (fingers crossed).
Events from 2017 shape expectations for 20181
12/19/2017
Events from 2017 shape expectations for 20181
As 2018 quickly approaches, it makes sense to take stock of the last 12 months to help us frame the goals, expectations and promise of the new year.
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