• Why don't cons want to spend more money on inner city public schools in the ghetto of detroit?

    Best answer: Detroit is a waste
    Best answer: Detroit is a waste
    11 answers · 15 hours ago
  • What does "cutting food stamps" mean?

    Best answer: In normal every day lingo........it simple means cuts to the Food stamps program. As in the Gov't cuts funding, to what many believe is a corrupt and over abused system...........which is both exaggerated AND also somewhat true at the same time. People who find themselves suddenly unemployed, or... show more
    Best answer: In normal every day lingo........it simple means cuts to the Food stamps program. As in the Gov't cuts funding, to what many believe is a corrupt and over abused system...........which is both exaggerated AND also somewhat true at the same time.

    People who find themselves suddenly unemployed, or medically disabled and unable to work, or mothers of children whose husbands have run off, leaving them high and dry with no support........... or even the elderly, living on meager means, can apply for, and possibly get, "Food Stamps".

    Which, by the way, are not actually "stamps".....like postage stamps, but rather a coupon booklet with vouchers of various denominations , $5 , $10, $20 and so on, which are as good as MONEY, in any supermarket.

    They are INTENDED to be used by low income people, or those who find themselves in a TEMPORARY Emergency situation, and are meant to be a helping hand, until you get back on your feet.

    Buttttttttt, as with any ungangly , unwieldly, large oversized Gov't program.......that's understaffed............the "system" is rife with ABUSE, and little oversight........and when there's $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Involved..........you can be sure the trolls and con artists will learn every last in & out of the system, to milk it for all it's Worth.

    There have been untold cases of people living in mansions and driving BMW's, and somehow getting Food stamps.....by using phony addresses and sob stories. Just as Medicaid and Medicare is most often ripped off not by the low income people....but by rich doctors living in luxury, filing hundreds if not thousands of phony claims, to be "reimbursed". Many are caught and sent to jail.....but many , many, are not......because you need STAFF and oversight to manage all these claims........and often the staff just isn't there to handle the workload......and the con artists KNOW this.

    Their scams might go on for YEARS before being caught.........or NEVER being caught......and free money, is free money.

    and then there is the other abuse of the program.......by people who qualify for them, but then mis-use them........

    in Street lingo........"cutting" the food stamps, means to SELL them, for less then their face value for cash. (You cut their value, in Exchange for cash)

    So let's say, I get $100 a month.....and on the day I pick up my monthly allotment......I hang around outside the check cashing place........ and someone in a Lexus drives up and offers me $80 CASH.....for my $100 in food stamps.

    many people TAKE that deal.......because you cannot buy, BOOZE, Cigarettes or DRUGS with food stamps.

    So, they take the "cut" value.....to buy drugs or booze instead.........instead of FOOD.

    Some unscrupulous Liquor stores, will actually take the food stamps, but only at half value, let's say. So they sell you $50 of booze, for your $100 of food stamps. They make $50 on the deal.

    Totally illegal.........but hey, who's watching. ? and then the store owner, goes and buys $100 Worth of food.

    the addicts and alcoholics don't care................they want what they want.

    Likewise in the supermarkets.....they are NOT suppose to be taken for NON -essential items..........but again, do the harried and hassled cashiers give a crap? If the bill comes to $100........they're not gonna stand there, and go back thru 50 items and point out which items *can't* be bought with the food stamps........they don't have the time for that, with a line of customers..........so they just take the food stamps, and you can buy whatever the hell you want...............and many will try to slip a bottle of booze or a case of beer in there.

    the program is a godsend for those that TRULY need it........but, there is no arguing, that the program is widely abused by many, on all sides.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • What’s the purpose of taking out a loan to pay off college debt, when you can just pay the school directly?

    Also, can’t you set up a payment plan with the school instead of worrying about loans and high interest rates.
    Also, can’t you set up a payment plan with the school instead of worrying about loans and high interest rates.
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • What does it means when they ask me my Gross employment income?

    I have to fill out an application for financial aid, and they ask me to report my total gross employment income for each job held between January 1 and December 31, 2017. I'm a university student and I have a part time job, in which the number of hours i do always changes. It can go from 12 hours, or to 16... show more
    I have to fill out an application for financial aid, and they ask me to report my total gross employment income for each job held between January 1 and December 31, 2017. I'm a university student and I have a part time job, in which the number of hours i do always changes. It can go from 12 hours, or to 16 hours another week. Plus I get paid bi-weekly. So how do i calculate that?
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Poll: does "8 less 5" mean "8 minus 5"?

    Best answer: That's the British expression. They mean the same thing.
    Best answer: That's the British expression. They mean the same thing.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do Pell Grants have to be paid back if I finish up the school year?

    If I complete my first year of community college that was paid with a Pell Grant, and I don't return the 2nd year, do I have to pay the grant back? Technically, I'm not dropping out but rather taking time off.
    If I complete my first year of community college that was paid with a Pell Grant, and I don't return the 2nd year, do I have to pay the grant back? Technically, I'm not dropping out but rather taking time off.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it wrong of me to be upset that my parents won't pay for college?

    ok here goes my parents make a **** ton of money, they both have college degrees, businessowners, etc I have worked so (so) so hard to have grades and scores that will get me accepted into basically any school I want to go to, I've done my part to the best of my ability so the only conflict is money They... show more
    ok here goes my parents make a **** ton of money, they both have college degrees, businessowners, etc I have worked so (so) so hard to have grades and scores that will get me accepted into basically any school I want to go to, I've done my part to the best of my ability so the only conflict is money They want me to go to a local school that lets in every student who applies so that I get nearly free tuition thanks to merit aid (we don't get financial aid). They won't say this outright but instead have told me the amount of money they are willing to invest in my education. Having already set my sights on a "dream" school--aka any of the 9 colleges I applied to that aren't this one single safety school-- I found it upsetting to learn that I won't be able to attend them unless I somehow make the money to pay for a college education myself. Am I right to be upset or am I just being ungrateful here?
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you ship an order to Jacmel. Haiti?

    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Default student loans... what can I do?

    Best answer: Because each situation is unique, you should contact the servicer of the loans for an accurate answer in your particular case. If you don't know who that is, you can find out by going to www.nslds.ed.gov. However, in general: To get out of default, you have two possible options: rehabilitation, or... show more
    Best answer: Because each situation is unique, you should contact the servicer of the loans for an accurate answer in your particular case. If you don't know who that is, you can find out by going to www.nslds.ed.gov. However, in general: To get out of default, you have two possible options: rehabilitation, or consolidation. To rehabilitate your loan, you would need to make 9 on time payments under a payment arrangement you set up with the servicer of the loans. There are a number of options, including some that are based on a percentage of your disposable income. If you have a federal student loan that is not in default, you can also get out of default by consolidating the defaulted loans with the one that is not defaulted. All of the loans will be paid off and replaced with a single new loan that is not in default. Usually, you will be placed in an income based repayment plan. Although there are ways to lower the payments by choosing extended term or income based payment plans, there probably is no immediate way to lower the loan other than paying it. There is a very limited loan discharge program that affects some students who attended Brown Mackie, but it applies only to students who attended certain branches of the school in Indiana, attended for less than 45 days and whose last day was between 2006 and 2014. Since you graduated and were there in 2015, it doesn't seem like that would apply to you. However, the cases against EDMC (the parent company of Brown Mackie), are constantly evolving, so you really should speak with the servicer of the loans for the most current information. Other than that, once your loans are out of default, if you qualify, you can participate in certain loan forgiveness programs, such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, or forgiveness for volunteer service with AmeriCorps or Vista. You can find full information about your payment and loan forgiveness options at the official government student loans sites: studentaid.gov and studentloans.gov Concerning your tax refund, the answer is probably not. Although they are entitled to attach any government payment to satisfy your debt, the IRS generally does not do that without prior notice, so if you haven't heard from them yet it probably isn't going to happen this year--but there are no guarantees. If you file jointly, they can take the entire refund, including your husband's share, but he can file an injured spouse allocation form when you file and may be able to protect his share. You should ask your tax preparer to help you decide if it makes more sense for you to file a separate tax return.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • FAFSA question please help! Best answer awarded?

    Best answer: No. The FAFSA will ask if you were convicted of a drug crime while receiving federal student aid. In order to receive federal student aid, you have to be in college. So, convictions that occur when you are a high school student do not count.
    Best answer: No. The FAFSA will ask if you were convicted of a drug crime while receiving federal student aid. In order to receive federal student aid, you have to be in college. So, convictions that occur when you are a high school student do not count.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you know of any grants to help with people with disability get a apatment?

    Best answer: As a disabled individual, you may be eligible for public and private housing grants and loans, including financial aid for home modifications. ... Once you have established your needs, determine
    Best answer: As a disabled individual, you may be eligible for public and private housing grants and loans, including financial aid for home modifications. ... Once you have established your needs, determine
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Hey can my parents really do this?

    I'm going to college, my parents are threatening to pull me out of school because I ingested a little pot cookie (My first high btw, hell, my father was emotionally abusive most of my life), I'm on FASFA, is this really possible? Is my mother just bluffing? My grades are excellent.
    I'm going to college, my parents are threatening to pull me out of school because I ingested a little pot cookie (My first high btw, hell, my father was emotionally abusive most of my life), I'm on FASFA, is this really possible? Is my mother just bluffing? My grades are excellent.
    16 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My college sent me a 1098-T form. what is it for?

    im not familiar with this since it is my first year in college. i applied for financial aid
    im not familiar with this since it is my first year in college. i applied for financial aid
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How bad would it be to put my moms info on fasfa even though i don't really live with her?

    so my parents are divorced. i live with my dad full time, my mom maybe 2 nights a month even though she lives 2 minutes away. she makes under 20k a year with a lot of help from her boyfriend, and didn't file her taxes last year. my dad makes over 100k a year. I'm an only child so obviously if they see he... show more
    so my parents are divorced. i live with my dad full time, my mom maybe 2 nights a month even though she lives 2 minutes away. she makes under 20k a year with a lot of help from her boyfriend, and didn't file her taxes last year. my dad makes over 100k a year. I'm an only child so obviously if they see he only supports himself and i, i probably wouldn't receive any aid, even though he's barely paying anything for my college. they both have equal custody of me. I'm just wondering how risky would it be to put her info down to receive more aid? (when obviously they want the parent who takes care of you the most info)
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago