Know Your Green

KNOW YOUR GREEN



Do you know where your money is going? Do you keep track of what you spend? Do you tell your money how it will be utilized?Many of us have never had a positive relationship with our money and unfortunately, we have had no control over over our finances. Well you are in luck! Project GREEN is here to help you get into the driver’s seat and regain control!

Project GREEN has developed a budget spreadsheet to assist you with “Knowing Your GREEN.”

Budgeting helps you identify the amount of GREEN you have coming in. You are able to track your expenses and visually see where your GREEN is going and how much is left over each month. A budget spreadsheet is a very helpful tool used for your finances and now that you can see your GREEN, you will be able to set SMART goals, make a plan, adjust your habits, and gain control!


Do you qualify for programs in Grand Rapids to help you find the money you didn’t even know you have?


  • 2-1-1 Programs: KENT COUNTY TAX CREDIT COALITION[Click Here]
    • Every year millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits go unclaimed by those who need them the most. Through 15 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout our community, the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition helps working individuals and families achieve economic success through free tax services and financial literacy courses.
  • DO YOU KNOW ALICE? Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed[Click Here]
    • Standing for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – ALICE represents those in our communities who are working yet still struggling to make ends meet. ALICE households earn more than the U.S. poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county. Combined with the number of people living at or below the poverty line, ALICE equals the total population struggling to afford basic needs.

MONEY TIPS


  • Did you know that the State of Michigan has a site where your GREEN can be sitting unclaimed waiting to be found? Visit this site Unclaimed GREEN-State of Michigan and FIND YOUR GREEN!

  • Pull one of your three credit reports once every 4 months from one of the credit reporting agencies (Eqiufax, Experian, and TransUnion)

  • Track Your Expenses. An important first step in finding “loose change” in your budget – GREEN you are spending that you may not have realized.

 

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