Do Not Give Money To People Who Say They Can Get You Stimulus Cash

Do Not Give Money To People Who Say They Can Get You Stimulus Cash

Here we go again, scammers are using the recent headlines about the stimulus package to take advantage of people looking for a handout. Emails promising to help you qualify for a chunk of the new spending program in exchange for a small fee or some personal information are popping up in inboxes, according to the FTC.

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/13/the-15000-tax-credit-for/

The $15,000 tax credit for homebuyers that we were getting so many excited emails about has been dropped from the stimulus bill. Sorry, America. [Consumer Reports]

StimulusWatch.org Helps Organize, Rate "Shovel-Ready" Projects

StimulusWatch.org Helps Organize, Rate "Shovel-Ready" Projects

Know of a local want or need that you think the proposed stimulus package could support? At http://www.StimulusWatch.org, you can submit, comment on, and rate projects all across America that could really use those federal stimulus dollars. [StimulusWatch] (Thanks, Matt!)

Fed Chairman Discusses Passing Another Stimulus Package

Fed Chairman Discusses Passing Another Stimulus Package

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested today, while testifying before the House Budget Committee, that Congress should consider passing some sort of economic stimulus package that would improve access to credit by homebuyers and other borrowers.