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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline June 21, 2013

The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is Friday, June 21.   Workers or self-employed individuals in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties who lost work or earnings due to severe storms and tornadoes from May 18 and continuing until the close of business on June 21, are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

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Multi-Resource Assistance Centers Available for Oklahoma Storm Victims

The United Way has coordinated Multi-Resource Assistance Centers for victims of the May 19-31 tornadoes. Please feel free to share this flyer with anyone who may need this help. 2013 MARC Flyer NEED HELP? ¿Necesita ayuda? Red Cross and partner agencies will be at Multi-Agency Resource Centers, daily: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., for those affected by

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Five Quick Tips for Tight Budgets

Written by: Bob Cook, Senior Consumer Credit Counselor at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma ( I started learning how to manage money early in my life. My dad had his own business and if we were out of school we went to work with him from the age of 7. We were paid $1.00

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Two-thirds of Engaged Couples Express Negative Attitudes Toward Discussing Money

  Washington, DC – The recent poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website revealed that 68 percent of respondents held negative attitudes toward discussing money with their fiancé, with five percent indicating the discussion would cause them to call off the wedding. “It is telling that two people who intend to

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Oklahoma Tornado Survivors Face Unexpected Challenge: Planning to Spend Insurance Money Wisely

Oklahomans have seen more than their share of tornadoes.  Most tornadoes, however, affect far fewer people than the May 2013 twisters, and cause much less damage.  The May 20th twister destroyed 1,200 homes and damaged more than 12,000 homes and buildings.  Damage estimates are topping $2 Billion dollars.  Insurance companies are covering much of those financial

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County Employees’ Personal Information Compromised – How to Respond’s Sarah Stuart interviewed Cristy Cash, Director of Counseling and Senior Certified Consumer Credit Counselor at following the accidental release of the Oklahoma County Employees’ information by the county. For several hours, all county employee personal information including social security number and date of birth were posted on the Oklahoma County website.  Watch the

Read more → Sees Decline in Bankruptcy Filings as a Sign of Hope

Cristy Cash was interviewed by the Oklahoman regarding the decrease in Bankruptcy filings in Western Oklahoma. Bankruptcy filings are down 10% from a year ago. Cash says that with the growing Oklahoma City economy and the decrease in joblessness that people are exploring other options to repay credit card debt. Click here for the full

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