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Category: Financial Security

United Way RealSense files 17,000+ tax returns despite pandemic

When RealSense sites closed in March due to COVID-19, it didn’t stop the work of United Way of Northeast Florida’s financial stability experts to change lives.

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New report underscores more than a third of Northeast Florida struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19

Before the onset of COVID-19, more than one third of residents in Northeast Florida struggled to make ends meet. In this time of COVID-19 disruption, the data suggests these numbers could now be significantly higher.

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Important RealSense tax-filing services update

  By Carter Elliott, director of financial stability, United Way of Northeast Florida As United Way of Northeast Florida follows recommended precautions to limit the…

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Youth workforce program helped Jacksonville teen reach her dreams

  Almost four years ago, Shayla was struggling. A high-school sophomore at the time, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life….

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Don’t take the bait: Tips to avoid cyber scams

The internet makes many everyday tasks (such as shopping and banking) faster and more convenient. The downside to this convenience is that cyber scams are on the rise.

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United Way 211 helps family after car accident triggers financial crisis

A proud Haskell employee, she was invited to a United Way of Northeast Florida poverty simulation as part of the company’s annual fundraising campaign. United Way poverty simulations immerse participants in the daily challenges of families living in poverty. The experience moved Dana to tears.

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Mock ‘interview day’ helps students prepare for hiring process

By Elizabeth Lufrano, United Way community impact manager Do you remember your first job interview? I do. I was 13 and got into a fight…

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LISC Jacksonville, Community Partners Launch Florida’s First Financial Opportunity Center

Business and community leaders gathered to celebrate the opening of Steps 2 Success – a financial and career coaching model that has proven successful in more than 90 locations across the country.

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5 reasons to file your tax return early with United Way

Tax season is upon us and according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) they’re expecting over 150 million tax refunds to be filed in 2019. You can avoid the headache and hassle of those who file their taxes last minute by filing your taxes for FREE with United Way.

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Five steps to financial security and success in 2019

Here are five tips that can be implemented into everyday life to bring you closer to actualizing your dreams of financial security and success in 2019.

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