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Free Tax Filing Assistance for Low-Income Families

Free Tax Filing Assistance for Low-Income Families

LAST CHANCE FOR FREE TAX FILING ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Walk-Ins Welcome April 12, 14 & 15

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 8, 2014 – IRS certified tax preparers and accounting students from Aquinas College, Davenport University and Cornerstone University will be joined by community volunteers to provide free tax preparation for people with incomes under $57,000 on April 12, 14 and 15.  Every year, millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits go unclaimed by those who need them the most.

String Back Sacks for School Kids

String Back Sacks for School Kids

Art Van Furniture and Meijer Supercenters are teaming up to help ease the cost of back to school shopping. Michigan’s number one furniture retailer and Michigan’s mega retailer are proud to support education by providing complimentary string back sacks, filled with crayons, pens, pencils and pocket folders for school children.

The string back sacks will be available on Saturday, August 17th, from 9:00am-9:00pm in the Kid’s Bedding Department of any Art Van Showroom while the supply lasts. This offer is good for one per household.

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

Free Legal Advice For Kent County Renters

If you're renting a house or an apartment and have an issue with your landlord, what happens if you can't afford to move or hire an attorney?

While most landlords respect their tenants' privacy and maintain the homes they own, unfortunately not all do. And when there is little money to move or pay for legal advice, sometimes renters feel stuck and are unsure what to do.
 

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Your chance to win an IPad from WZZM13

Your chance to win an IPad from WZZM13

Join the fun here at WZZM13 and register for an iPad. We are giving away 3 iPads each week in February, a great way for everyone out there to have a chance to win one.

Just go to http://on.wzzm.com/iPadGiveaway and this site will take you directly to the entry form to win that iPad.

Good Luck everyone!

 Keep in mind, the iPad I have pictured in this article is just a generic picture I took off the web.

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

I am not a person for letting just anyone into my home but after talking to one of my neighbors, I think I would take DTE Energy up on this deal.

My neighbor told me her daughter had the Energy Checkup from DTE at no charge to her and was very pleased. What a great way to get ready for the cold winter months & save on air in the summer.

DTE will arrange for one of their employees to come to your home but before coming, they will contact you to let you know and the person will show up with proper ID. Once there, they will go through your home and point out things that may need to be addressed and help save you money. They will also put faucet aerators on both your kitchen & bathroom faucets, wrap your water pipes and replace your shower heads with water saving devices.

All of the above is done for you at no cost and well worth the visit according to my neighbor. The visit takes approximately one-half hour.

Heating and cooling your home

Heating and cooling your home

I figured out ways to save money on my vehicle when cruising the beaches along the lakeshore, but with my son starting travel soccer and daughter starting dance class's, the bills are starting to add up. I chatted with my friends, Becky Town and Kevin Walsh, over at Schaafsma Heating and Cooling about how to save money on heating and cooling my home. This is what they had to say:

1. Once a year have a heating and cooling professional perform general maintenance on your heating and air conditioner to make sure they are running at its peak efficiency. They can foresee any problems that may be coming up or just help keep the units clean.

One Driver's take on saving Gas & Money

One Driver's take on saving Gas & Money

Today I received a call at work from Rick Hill who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Rick told me about a way that he is now saving gas and money.

Rick drives a 2007 Chevy Equinox and puts on approximately 50,000 miles a year as a salesman. Like most people, he pushed the speed limit whenever he could but just recently decided he was going to bring his speed down to 65 when driving on the highways.  In doing this, Rick said the mileage on his vehicle has improved 7 miles per gallon, thus saving him money also.

Rick did not want to be interviewed but thought this information would be beneficial to other people who have a heavy foot when driving.