Finance & Housing
VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance in Racine County
February 1 – April 16, 2012 – IRS Certified tax preparers are ready to help you E-file your taxes free of charge. The service is available to income eligible residents. Computers will be available for those who wish to self-file but may need some assistance. To schedule an appointment (Monday – Thursdays, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m) at the Workforce Development Center (1717 Taylor Ave, Racine) or for more information, contact the VITA Coordinator at 262-637-8377 ext. 117 or 119.
February 18 and March 24 - Super Saturdays - Racine County Ives Grove Office Complex, 14200 Washington Ave., Sturtevant, WI. Walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
February 4 – April 7 – Saturdays – Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh Street, Racine – Walk-ins from Noon – 3 p.m.
Workshops & Conferences
- Money Conference – November 19, 2011 at Gateway Technical College, Racine
More information at Asset Builders at www.assetbuilders.org or 608-663-6332, or contact Bev Baker, 262-767-2929 or by email.
- 2011 Money Conference Teaching Kids about Money outline
- Rent Smart
Rent Smart Partnership Overview
- Dealing with a Drop in Income(8 pages) – learn where to start when you can’t pay the bills and what can happen when you don’t pay bills
- Managing Between Jobs -a series of publications that present valuable strategies for dealing with job loss or a drastic reduction in income (PDFs can be viewed for free.)
- DATCP – Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection – Consumer topics and resources such as tenant rights, consumer protection
- Wisconsin Way – a guide for landlords and tenants
- Tenant Resource Center - rental rights – 877-238-RENT
- Federal Trade Commission – FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
- HUD – US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling – NFCC – 800-388-2227 – resources and can check to see if credit counseling agency is certified
- Association for Financial Counseling, Planning and Education – AFCPE – resources and can check to see if credit counseling agency is certified