Volunteer spotlight: Tax preparers help Metro Detroit families keep more of what they earn

Volunteer spotlight: Tax preparers help Metro Detroit families keep more of what they earn

In the 13 years that Lew Elbert has been a volunteer tax preparer, he’s met hundreds of taxpayers and seen just as many W-2 forms....

January 29, 2019

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United Way partner Women Who Weld prepares women for “life-changing” careers

United Way partner Women Who Weld prepares women for “life-changing” careers

Kyle Tripp has had a lot of jobs. She sold equipment at hockey shops, waited tables at a beach club, cleaned equipment at fitness centers...

January 23, 2019

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United Way partners offer free tax prep, financial coaching for Metro Detroiters

United Way partners offer free tax prep, financial coaching for Metro Detroiters

The start of a new year is a great time to prepare, prioritize and organize for the year ahead. It’s also tax time. As a...

January 15, 2019

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Keep more of your money with free tax services

Keep more of your money with free tax services

Unless you’re a tax whiz, tax preparation can be time consuming and costly. Fortunately, if your household earned less than $66,000 in 2018, United Way’s...

January 12, 2019

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5 ways to volunteer and help families this winter

5 ways to volunteer and help families this winter

The decorations are down and the holiday festivities have ended. This can only mean one thing: The start of a new year, and with it,...

January 4, 2019

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Applications open for Access for All

Applications open for Access for All

A life-changing skilled trades career is a few clicks of a mouse away. Access for All, a free 13-week construction trades training program, is now...

September 18, 2018

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Tax preparation: Every dollar counts

Tax preparation: Every dollar counts

Editor’s note: United Way partners Accounting Aid Society and Wayne Metro offer free in-person tax preparation to families who made $54,000 or less in 2017...

April 2, 2018

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Drop-and-go tax sites offer fast, free tax prep help

Drop-and-go tax sites offer fast, free tax prep help

Busy families now have another way to get free tax preparation help through the new "drop-and-go taxes" program. Qualifying individuals can get their taxes done...

February 16, 2018

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Experienced accountant shares tax time message: If you earn, file a tax return

Experienced accountant shares tax time message: If you earn, file a tax return

In my 45 years as a Certified Public Accountant, I've learned that tax returns can make a big difference in a family's finances. Once, a...

February 16, 2018

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ALICE report shows employed Michiganders struggle to afford necessities

ALICE report shows employed Michiganders struggle to afford necessities

  Forty percent of Michigan households struggle to afford basic necessities, like housing, child care, food, health care and transportation — despite having a job...

October 3, 2017

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