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180 of 185 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2004
Format: Paperback
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..."
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105 of 106 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
I had high hopes for this book after seeing those late night infomercials which made it look like a wonderful source for grants and financial assitance.

Unfortunately, this book is simply a directory of public/government agencies that MAY offer assistance. The programs are very limited, and the majority of them are so restricted based on age, income level, or state that the average joe wouldn't qualify.

This book offers very little/no insight as to how to obtain the money when it comes to writing grants to the government agences.

The only people who will receive money as a result of you purchasing this book are the 2 authors. Don't buy into the hype of the commercial. Pass this one up.
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158 of 164 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a huge book and took a while to read. It's all government programs to pay your rent, bills, tuition, etc. I'd split the cost with a few friends and take turns reading it. Even used, this isn't a big bargain. There was a total of THREE programs that would be useful to me. Not that great.
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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm sure the information in this book is useful, but only if you're over 65, have kids, or need goverment assistance. Sure you can get free money for food he suggests signing up for food stamps. He also states money for rent, but it's through state run section 8 programs. I love the idea of if you need money to buy a house get a mortgage. Most of the information contained in this book is for families needing goverment aid or the elderly and most single people can't qualify for most of the programs. It's a great goverment phone number book but don't waste your cash most of what's in this book is common knowledge and there's no free gold at the end of the rainbow.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon June 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
If you are out of work or are someone with a low paying job this book might be of some help. I would ask for a copy from the library first before I would buy it though or better yet, I would go out to the websites of HUD, HHS, or one of the other State and Federal Human services websites in your area and check out what the assistance programs you might be eligible for.

For anyone else this is a waste of money.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book offered more disability programs and veteran programs available to those people, not just anyone. I expected to find out about things offered to people who did not fit this type of profile, but who might be able to acquire government grants or money through programs not known to the general public. Everyone knows about the programs offered in this book, or can easily find out about them through their local government offices. I was glad I did not pay the full $30 + price at a book store for this book. I would really have been upset. The only thing that might be useful to me specifically is college money for my daughter, who has already graduated with a Bach. of Science degree, but who may have to go back and take some additional classes in order to get her teacher's certification. I would not recommend this book to people I know as a great source of help.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
In the infomercials it states "millionaires are eligible" and the title is "Free money to pay your bills" It is obvious that the author wants you to think of this book as a way to get rich quick. Thank God I at least checked mine out from the library. Seriously folks if the government was just giving away money we'd all be millionaires. That being said it still doesn't justify the authors tailoring this reference in such a misleading way. Using human greed to feed one's own greed...how ironic.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2010
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This book gives all the answers on how and who to contact to file grants , low interest loans and the like to help get you out of debt. It actually gives more information than most people would need. So far it has helped me by suppling adresses that I could not find anywhere else.
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66 of 86 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a good book for people that need help. If you don't need monetary help and are just lazy and want to get money for free, this book isn't for you.

The people before me who wrote before me for some reason believed this book is just a way to get free money from the government, even if you don't need it. THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS BOOK IS!!!

If you are low-income, elderly or sick, or know someone who is, this book is great. If you are just lazy, and think you are just going to bleed money out of the government, don't get it, you don't need it.

This is for people who need help, not for people who want free money.

I suggest getting this if you need the help.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This book has a few good ideas, but over all, its not that helpful. I had better luck just going online and google searching "grants and scholarships for nursing students" ... but, it was cheap...
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