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Lots of information, little help
on November 21, 2004
Don't let fool yourself. There is no free money lying on the street. Contrary to how this book is advertised, where they make you beleive that the government is only waiting for your call to give you money, you probably won't find too much usuful information in this book. Don't take me wrong, I'm not saying they're lying. There is 644 pages of government programs described in this book! Yes, it's not that easy to read through all this information. However, when you dig in, you will see that the key words for these programs are: "low income", "very low income", "senior", "disabled", "veteran" (they have an entire section), "emergency recovery" and "disaster recovery".
Out of the 644 pages worth of programs, I only found 6 (yes, six), which I would be eligible for. Out of the six 1 is a state program offering money (although I could not find it when looking at the website referenced), 2 offering free services and 3 offering discounts on government sales.
Reading through all this one thing is reassuring. I am NOT missing out big time on free government money. Remember:
"There is no such a thing as a free lunch..."