Town Hall Resources
Connect to Free VITA Tax Preparation Assistance Sites:
Charleston Area Urban League: https://www.ctul.org/
Volunteer as a VITA Tax Preparer: https://www.ctul.org/vita-volunteers
Increasing HOPE Financial Training Center: https://increasinghope.org/
For individuals not eligible for VITA Tax Preparation, visit SC Thrive: https://scthrive.org/for-you/filetaxes/
Connect to additional financial services:
Origin SC: https://originsc.org/
The VITA Program is run by the IRS and for more information, visit their website: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers
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S.M.A.R.T. Financial Goals
Use the acronym SMART to remember these simple goal-setting guidelines. Your goals should be:
- Specific — State one clear outcome and the estimated amount of money needed.
- Measurable — Use benchmarks and identify what kind of evidence you’ll have when the goal is attained.
- Achievable — Assess your likelihood of reaching the goal by examining your circumstances and resources.
- Realistic — Make sure the goal is relevant and meaningful to your values.
- Time-bound — Set target completion dates and milestones throughout to measure progress.
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