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Oh, the times, they are a changing … and there’s more jingle in the pocketbook! The cord has been cut, the savings are stacking up and it hasn’t been all that painful, thanks to free FAST channels (scroll down for explanation). For many years, my basic and extended cable subscription was included in my condo’s …

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For 2023, even if you don’t qualify for other government benefits, there is a new federal income-based program that may be able to help your family get online cheaper and faster from home through the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Any individual who makes less than $29,160 a year or $60,000 for a family of …

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Broward Library is doing away with fines for overdue books and other items on loan to patrons. Fines won’t add up if items are returned after the due date. If an old book is sitting in drawer in your home, feel free to return it. Pending fines on patrons’ accounts are waived. Foregoing fines is …

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If you’re seeking employment, local organizations and libraries in South Florida offer valuable information, including free workshops and occasional recruiting fairs. Lots of resources are easily accessible online. Occasional hiring fairs are online & in person. Recruitment opportunities  Broward County government hiring fairs, information is online. Others in South Florida Online employment workshops & information …

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If you’re interested in upgrading your outdoor irrigation system, perhaps you’ll qualify for a rebate of $200 to $600. Different factors determine eligibility for Broward residents, including Where you reside, use eligibility map your existing irrigation is operational your existing irrigation uses metered city water If you’re eligible,  apply online prior to performing any upgrades. …

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Resources are available for assisting residents and entrepreneurs with employment, social services, paying rent, free food & other expenses. Many resources are free.  Eligibility requirements vary.   Rent Assistance Eligible renters receive assistance paying for housing & utilities Eligibility includes  renting a unit, apartment or house in Broward qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a …

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Everyone needs financial assistance sometimes, but finding the resources during tough times can be difficult. There are, however, plenty of them available. They range from help with medication costs and filing for unemployment to food banks, rental and utility assistance and small business loans. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami …

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Small business owners: Times are tough, but there are organizations committed to providing help.  Is your business offering a deal? List it free on our new Miami on the Cheap deals page. If you need assistance, check out these resources. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official economic development partnership, and its community partners have …

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Have you been trying to get through the unemployment assistance website, only for it to crash? Are you frustrated beyond belief? Well, we are here to tell you that there is an alternative around it: Say hello to the paper application now available. Just download and fill out the form, then mail it to the Florida …

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Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

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