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  • Financial Sense¢ Preview: ABLE Accounts Q/A

    When/Where Coming up this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT, 5:30pm MT, 4:30pm PT. Penny Forward’s public zoom program This chat will also be live streamed on the Penny Forward Facebook page and YouTube accounts. We also will be connecting the program to our Penny Forward Clubhouse Club. Topic Last month Congress passed […]

  • 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.…

  • 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 Podcast Archive: Holliday Budgeting Tips

    As the Penny Forward community is making merry, join us for a dive into the archive for this past podcast ep where we discussed holiday budgeting. Let’s come up with ideas on easing the financial burden of the holiday season together. In this ep from 2021, we are  sharing a recording of the  Zoom call…

  • There’s still time to help Get Penny Forward a Braille Embosser

    10.14% of the way there! We are still looking for up to 202 donors to help make our dream a reality. As you may be running short on time to get those seasonal gifts mailed, may we suggest a gift of donating to something that will keep on giving to an underserved population? It takes…

  • Recording Financial Sense¢: Managing Holiday Money Stress

    Managing Holiday Money Stress Have you cracked the code to avoid financial stress during the holidays? We haven’t either, but each of us has found tricks that help. Maybe you have too. Join us this month to share your favorite holiday budgeting tips and tricks.   Missed the Program? Watch the replay…

  • Tonight Financial Sense¢: Managing Holiday Money Stress

    When/Where Coming up this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 7:30pm ET, 6:30pm CT, 5:30pm MT, 4:30pm PT. Penny Forward’s public zoom program This chat will also be live streamed on the Penny Forward Facebook page, YouTube account, and Clubhouse. Managing Holiday Money Stress Have you cracked the code to avoid financial stress during the holidays? We…