Author: Chris Peterson

  • Social Security Administration Announces Web Site Redesign

    Today the Social Security Administration launched a redesigned web site that makes it easier to apply for and manage your Social Security benefits. “We’ve redesigned our website to serve you better”, the SSA says in the email announcement they sent this morning. Blind people are really going to like this site redesign. It’s now easy […]

  • Thank You And Mission Accomplished

    On Giving Tuesday, 2022, Penny Forward kicked off a campaign to raise $5,624 to purchase an embosser to produce Braille materials for our conference exhibits and in-person workshops. Today I’m excited to announce that we’ve succeeded in reaching our goal. Thanks to an anonymous donor, we’ve received a gently used Braille embosser capable of producing…

  • Description Of A Braille Credit Report

    In our January 8th, 2023, members only group chat, I demonstrated the process for ordering a Braille credit report from the automated telephone system at 1 (877) 332-8228. Large print and audio versions of your credit reports are also available using this system. It took about five days, including Saturday and Sunday, to receive the…

  • Penny Forward Founder Chris Peterson Featured On usatoday.com Article About ABLE Accounts

    ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for people with disabilities. The money saved in ABLE accounts can be spent on qualified disability expenses. Most importantly, having an ABLE account won’t affect the account holder’s eligibility for federal programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. ABLE accounts can be used in a variety of ways.…

  • New Member Service: Submit An Article

    Submit An Article We’re always looking for new ways for Penny Forward members to share helpful tips, techniques, and resources with each other related to making, managing, and growing our money. If you’re a Penny Forward member, you’ll now see a new “Submit An Article” tab on your account page. Like the name suggests, you…

  • Three Money Moves I Made To Kick Off 2023

    Whether you’re a financial wellness newbie or guru, the start of the new year is a great reason to make small tweaks that’ll make a big difference. Here are some money moves my family made to kick off 2023. We Opened A New High Yield Savings Account As interest rates have risen, and markets have…

  • Feel Good About Giving Braille This Giving Tuesday

    I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of posts asking you to donate to nonprofit organizations today and I hope you’ll read and respond to one more. Since we incorporated in September, 2021, Penny Forward has built a great foundation to help blind people build bright futures. We’ve produced nearly 50 podcast episodes, held 11 public Zoom…

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat About Gratitude

    When do you know you’ve saved enough? Whether you’re planning for retirement or saving for your first home, it’s easy to focus on what you want or need rather than what you have. This week, while much of the United States is taking time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re taking a step back to…

  • Penny Forward Podcast: Can I Afford a Guide Dog?

    As we at Penny forward are getting ready for the AFCPE Symposium and preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we thought we would dive into the archive and pull up a podcast that hits close to home for many of our members that take part in the members only group chat.   Click Here to Find…

  • Penny Forward Podcast Transcript: Can I Afford a Guide Dog?

    As we at Penny forward are getting ready for the AFCPE Symposium and preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we thought we would dive into the archive and pull up a podcast that hits close to home for many of our members that take part in the members only group chat.   Click Here to Find…