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How To: Apply for California food stamps

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply for California food stamps. First, to go the website: California Food Stamps. After you are on this site, you will see a pop up where you can enter in your name and e-mail, as well as more information about food stamps in California. After you enter in your information, you will receive an e-mail with two links on it. One will be for the application and the other will be to find an office near you. Print out the application and fill it out entirely, fol...

How To: Apply for Arizona food stamps

In this video, we learn how to apply for Arizona food stamps. First, you will need to go online and print out the application to receive food stamps from the state. You will also need to print out the information that you will need to bring with you as well as look for an office that is closest to your location. Fill out all of the sections of the application until it's complete. Make sure to use the correct colored pen and don't leave out any information. If you do leave something out, this ...

How To: Use the IRS tax deduction calculator

Getting ready to file your taxes? Good, but you're not sure how much you're going to be expecting in a refund? Need to calculate your deductions still? No worries. In this video you will learn how to use the IRS tax deduction calculator to figure out how many deductions you qualify for and what your refund will end up being.

How To: File a Last-Minute 2010 Income Tax Return: Save Money, Get Free Tax Help & More!

Ever since high school, I've been preparing my own taxes. Each year it gets more and more complicated, which results in me filing later and later, avoiding it until I have the time or just can't wait any longer. I even resorted to using TurboTax online to help do some of the grunt work for me these past couple years, but that hasn't stopped me from being lazy about it. I have yet to file my 2010 taxes, but I will very soon. Tomorrow, in fact—before TurboTax raises their prices.

How To: Fill out the child tax credit worksheet

If you have children who are still your dependents and have been living in your household for at least half of the year, and have their own social security number, you can actually get a major tax credit with a simple worksheet. In this video you will learn the requirements for the tax credit and also how to fill out the worksheet and calculate your credit.

How To: Understand a securitization

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand a securitization. This is a type of structured finance that has three key elements. the first is that there is a pooling of credit sensitive assets. In pooling the assets, you introduce diversification. The second element is to transfer credit risk to the third party and make rules around whether there has been a true transfer of credit risk. The third element in this is trenching of liabilities. This means when cash flows are transferred to a spec...

How To: Improve your FICO credit score

In this tutorial, we learn how to improve your FICO credit score. Everyone will want to use your credit score to decide what kind of person you are. The FICO is the most commonly used credit score used today. To improve your credit score you will want to make all payments on time. Catch up on past due accounts and utilize 50% and less of your credit limit. Your balance should be under half of what your limit is. Don't close your account, because this can drop your credit score as well. Revolv...

How To: Conduct a wire transfer

Has you rent check bounced again for no apparent reason? It happens to everyone, but if you're roommate needs the money fast, you need to fix it fast, and wire transfers are the fastest way to give money to someone else. Executing a wire transfer is as easy as making one phone call.

How To: Get credit when you have no credit

In this video, we learn how to get credit when you don't have any. Most credit agencies are now gathering information about younger people to figure out if they are allowed to get credit cards, which will help them build a credit score. There is a website, PRBC, where you can start a file and enter your information, and it can verify all the information you report. This information will be given to credit reporting agencies, and give you more of a chance to get credit. Next, you can get depar...

How To: Deal with a traffic ticket & not raise your insurance

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to deal with a traffic ticket. When you pay for a ticket, don't just ignore it because there is always a hidden cost to a speeding ticket. Speeding tickets may cause insurance rates to go up. To avoid the insurance penalty, users should either go to court or traffic school. Going to traffic school to take the ticket off of your driving record. Another method is to cut a deal with the prosecutor. The key is to keep the points off your record and not al...

How To: Shop for free at CVS by using the right coupons

In this clip, Kitty the Coupon Diva will show you how to maximize your coupons and extra care bucks so that you can walk out of CVS with a cart full of groceries for free! Kitty will show you how to use circular flyers, bag tags, extra care bucks, coupons and rebates to walk in and out of the drug store without spending any money. Try these tricks the next time you shop and save a ton of money.

How To: Set up a coupon binder and shop like an organized pro

Have you ever gotten to the checkout at the supermarket and dropped your coupons all over the floor? If you are learning how to be a coupon diva, you are going to be carrying hundreds of coupons. In this clip, learn how to make a perfect coupon binder so that you are organized and neat, and can approach the supermarket prepared to save. This easy fix is explained in detail in this clip so you can get started.

How To: Read a balance sheet in accounting

In this Business & Money video tutorial you will learn how to read a balance sheet in accounting. Yu can learn to read it quickly and easily as to where the company’s came from, where it went and where it is now. There are four main financial statements; balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements and statements of shareholder equity. In the balance sheet, under assets are listed things that the company owns that have value. Liabilities are amounts of money company owes to other...

How To: Effectively negotiate with your credit card company

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to negotiate with a credit card company. There are 3 main items that users can negotiate. The first item is the date of payment. Users are able arrange a more convenient date for payment. The second item is the annual fee. Users are able to work out a way to not have to pay an annual fee for using a credit card, which will help save money. The third item is the interest rate. Users can negotiate and try to lower the interest rate that they must pay. T...

How To: Improve your credit score, even in a recession

Now more than ever, people everywhere are suffering from bad credit. Credit is important. You need it to take out loans, buy a house, rent an apartment, get a car, almost anything! Check out this two part video, presented by Daniel Medina from United Credit Education Services, and listen along as he offers you tips on how to improve your credit - even in a recession. This helpful and informative video can start you on the right track to financial stability, no matter what the circumstances.

How To: Write checks in Intuit QuickBooks

If you've ever wanted to know how to write checks in Intuit QuickBooks program, this instructional is for you. To write a check in the QuickBooks program: Select banking from the menu bar, and then the write checks command. Select the checking account for which the checks will be drawn from the checking accounts drop down menu. Assign the check a number if you will be printing the check. If you are printing the check, make sure that the "to be printed" box is checked. Enter the correct date f...

How To: Save more money in your daily life

This is video is a tutorial on how to save more money in your daily life. The video says that budget professional suggest that we need to set a goal. Decide why you're saving your money. Save your money to where if there were an emergency you could comfortably use your savings. The video suggests taking advantage of your employer's retirement fund. Last but certainly not least, we are told that saving sooner is better than saving later.

How To: Derive the annual compound interest formula

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to derive the formula to compute interest compounded annually. He starts with explaining the basic concepts like principle which is the amount you borrow and the rate of interest or annual percentage rate (APR), which is the rate at which you pay the interest up on the borrowed principle. He shows that the amount after the end of one year is amount A = P(1+APR),and he goes on and generalizes how to compute it for n years. This video shows how to...

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