Tag: financial education

  • 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.…

  • IRS tax tip: Tax tips for gig economy entrepreneurs and workers

    IRS Tax Tip 2023-05, January 12, 2023 In recent years, the gig economy has changed how people do business and provide services. Taxpayers must report their gig economy earnings on a tax return – whether they earned that money through a part-time, temporary or side gig.  Read on www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-tips-for-gig-economy-entrepreneurs-and-workers

  • IRS Tax tip: The deadline for the final 2022 estimated tax payment is January 17

    Tax Tip 2023-04, January 11, 2023 Many taxpayers make quarterly estimated tax payments during the year to stay current on their taxes. Anyone who paid too little tax in 2022 needs to make a fourth quarter payment on or before January 17 to avoid an unexpected potential tax bill or penalty when they file in…

  • 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…

  • Penny Forward Featured On APH CareerConnect

    Whether you are a 15-year-old blind high school student or an 81-year-old blind attorney, financial literacy can save you thousands. Check out this story from APH CareerConnect about how Lisa Lloyd believes financial literacy is key to preventing financial abuse within the blind community. This story also describes how Penny Forward is working to close…

  • Recording: Members Only Group Chat For 10/12/2022

    When is Good Enough, Good Enough? Does perfectionism hold you back? Have you always wanted to go back to school, apply for a job, or start a business but you never feel ready? Do you tell yourself that you’ll start as soon as you finish your next blindness skills training, your kids start school, or……

  • Preview: Members Only Group Chat For 10/12/2022

    Does perfectionism hold you back? Have you always wanted to go back to school, apply for a job, or start a business but you never feel ready? Do you tell yourself that you’ll start as soon as you finish your next blindness skills training, your kids start school, or you’ve saved enough money? Planning and…