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Category: Financial Security

Giving Back: Sharing a cross-country journey

Whether teaching a class at the local library or helping others transition back into society after serving time in prison, Atwood loves to help people through United Way’s RealSense.

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Giving Back: Navy veteran has love of service — in many ways

For the last five years, Whiteside-Lemon has spent tax season helping individuals and families make sense of the numbers on their tax returns.

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Local couple saves thousands thanks to United Way RealSense

Since RealSense began 13 years ago, the Bostons have used the initiative’s free tax-preparation services, learning so much along the way.

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Wells Fargo, United Way host Youth Financial Fitness

Approximately 90 teens attended a Youth Financial Fitness workshop on April 5 at the Emmett Reed Community Center, hosted by United Way’s RealSense, Wells Fargo and MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation.

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How To Protect Your Tax Records in Natural Disasters

With Hurricane Matthew’s recent visit to the First Coast, it points up the importance of securing our tax information ahead of a disaster.

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Giving back: United Way volunteer thrilled to help others ‘get’ financial management

Bordeaux is customer sales and service representative at the Springfield branch of Wells Fargo ­Bank in Jacksonville. Her position there has allowed her to serve the community in several ways, including through Wells Fargo’s spring “Teach Children to Save” campaign and fall “Get Smart About Credit” campaign.

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United Way’s RealSense Prosperity Place Named PSC Helping Hand

Each month, the PSC highlights a partner agency or organization whose clients can benefit from learning how to reduce energy and water bills, how to protect themselves against utility-related scams, and how to apply for the federal Lifeline program, if they’re eligible. Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares vital information to help consumers stretch their resources to meet their monthly bills.

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United Way’s RealSense wraps tax season, provides year-round services

State Farm funding will be used to support RealSense tax preparation, financial education and integrated services at RealSense Prosperity Place throughout the year.

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Students spend spring break helping at VITA site

While most students were enjoying spring break in sunny Florida, students from these two high schools spent their vacation preparing income tax returns as IRS-certified volunteers at their campus.

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Giving Back: Volunteer with RealSense takes his childhood lessons to heart

Helping a client gain confidence to make changes, to budget better or manage a checking account is what RealSense is all about. Flagg’s research demonstrated that methods used to teach RealSense clients were working

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