Posts on anything having to do with money, income, saving, tax preparation, etc.

Day of Caring 2014

This year's Day of Caring was my favorite yet! We had over a thousand volunteers for breakfast and service projects. Check out our video and photos from the day.

Remembering 9/11 Through A Day of Caring

The 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will soon be here. This day is a great opportunity to commemorate the service provided by firefighters, police officers, and ordinary citizens at the towers that day.

Generosity: A Habit of the Heart

Despite the tendency of free markets to reward those who work hard, some people are simply unlucky – meaning that, despite their best efforts, life’s circumstances are constantly fighting their success. 

The Numbers of VITA

Here are the amazing numbers that have come from this year's VITA sites so far!

Meet Your Friendly (and Free!) Neighborhood Tax Preparers

I'd like to introduce you to some special people who can make a big difference for you this tax season.

VITA: The Resource You Didn’t Know You Had

We’ve all heard the saying: nothing is certain but death and taxes. Filing taxes is an inevitable and daunting task. With complex laws, hundreds of tax publications, confusing rules, and credits you’ve never heard of, filing your own taxes feels impossible. Keep reading to find out how you can have your taxes prepared for free!

Income Stability--it takes Education and Health, too

“Poverty is a national problem, requiring improved national organization and support. But this attack, to be effective, must also be organized at the state and the local level…
For the war against poverty will not be won here in Washington. It must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.”

Sub for Santa provides assistance to 5,127 children

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors throughout Utah County, 1,412 families with 5,127 children have been helped this year through United Way of Utah County’s Sub for Santa program.

Five Things to Know Before the Holidays

The holidays are a popular time of year to volunteer. With programs focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is sometimes a spike in the need for volunteers as well. Before getting started make sure to read these helpful thoughts.

What will YOU get done today?

     Protip: turn off your phone and ignore your email, Facebook, or Twitter until your most important task of the day is done.
You know, that one proposal you’ve been meaning to write but is such a drag…
That bathtub that really needed to be scrubbed out a month ago…
Make your whole day about getting that one, crucial, linchpin thing done, and, surprisingly, you’ll quickly find that you’re getting a lot done!


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