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There are many free loan programs managed by religious or non-denominational groups. For more of these organizations, you do not need to be a part of that religion or denomination to qualify (for example, you do not need to be Jewish to apply for a loan from the Hebrew Free Loan society, just like you don’t need to be a young Christian to attend a YMCA).
Check out some organizations here:
The Salvation Army is a huge organization which you’ve probably heard of with respect to clothing donations, but they offer a whole host of services, like free food, shelter, recreation, family counseling, and emergency financial assistance. Reach out to your local Salvation Army for help here.
If you are involved in a church or community center, they may have programs for financial, food, or shelter assistance.
The government has tons of assistance programs that it’s sometimes tough to dig through them. Here are a few that can be helpful:
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Personal loans and balance transfers are two popular ways to consolidate debt and get a lower interest rate. But which one is right for you?
When it comes to managing your finances, you have several options for where to store your hard-earned money. While each has its merits, credit unions often stand out as a hidden gem in the world of personal finance. Here’s why.