How to Get a Free Credit Report

When it comes to your personal finances, knowing about your credit profile is extremely important. It can determine whether you’re accepted for a home loan, an auto loan, a credit card, rentals, insurance policies or even jobs. Luckily, it’s now easy to get a copy of your credit report. Due to the economic effects of COVID-19, every American is entitled to at least one free copy of their report from each of the three major credit bureaus every month through April 2021. Even if you’ve already used up your free report, there are other ways to stay up to date on your credit profile.

Do you need help fixing your credit or consolidating debt? Speak with a local financial advisor today.

How to Access Your Credit Report for Free

Traditionally, every American is able to request one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax,

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Free lunch program in Twin Falls School District

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Twin Falls School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch for all Twin Falls School District students.

The district says the program is only temporary, but they hope it lasts through the end of the semester. A federally funded program went into effect Wednesday that allows the students to eat for free.

The program will be in effect until the funding runs out.

“We don’t know how long it will last, so we’re staying just for the near future, but we’re hoping it will last until the end of the semester,” explained Eva Craner, the district’s public information officer. “We’re just excited to provide this opportunity and support to the families in our school district. We want to do everything we can to keep our community whole in these challenging times.”

Craner says the program is available to online students participating in IDLA and

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Free online skills training available to Hoosiers

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A partnership between the State of Indiana and 180 Skills will allow up to 100,000 Hoosiers to gain key workforce skills free of charge through an online library of courses.

Individuals who enroll will have the opportunity to complete courses designed to improve general employability skills applicable across job sectors or develop the foundational knowledge necessary to enter Indiana’s sizeable manufacturing industry.

The 180 Skills partnership is part of Indiana’s Rapid Recovery for a Better Future initiative led by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet.

As part of Rapid Recovery, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is teaming with Indianapolis-based 180 Skills to ensure Hoosiers have access to online skills training programs.

DWD is charged with helping employers enroll individuals in the training programs through its WorkOne centers and adult education providers across the state. Self-service enrollment for individuals interested in the programs is available by visiting

“The Indiana

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Allergy & Asthma Network to Promote Health Equity by Hosting Free COVID-19, Asthma and COPD Screenings at Atlanta Churches in September

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allergy & Asthma Network, the leading nonprofit patient outreach, education, advocacy and research organization, is committed to leading efforts to end inequities in healthcare, especially for those adversely impacted by COVID-19, asthma and COPD.

This month, the Network will take action to address these unmet needs in a greater way by hosting a series of COVID-19, asthma and COPD screenings at churches in predominantly African American communities in Atlanta. The screenings are part of the organization’s Not One More Life Trusted Messengers program. They are made possible through a new public-private partnership with global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi US, digital implementation partner Self Care Catalysts and numerous other organizations at local, regional and national levels.

The first health screening event is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at:

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church
    101 Jackson Street
    Atlanta, Georgia 30312


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This Dubai salon is offering free haircuts to mums who’ve lost jobs due to the pandemic

Women have been disproportionately affected by job losses during the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures reported by the Washington Post, and the domestic burden has also hit women hardest, with global figures showing that mothers are more likely to take on the lion’s share of home schooling and childcare while working from home.

“The pandemic has created some very specific challenges that might otherwise not be present for women,” says Dr Rose Logan, clinical psychologist at The LightHouse Arabia.

Dr Logan has been running an online support groups for pregnant women and mothers and she says they have all been characterised by a theme of loss – whether it’s job loss, or loss of other choices and opportunities in their lives. “I think for some women this has precipitated or worsened mental health concerns. I would say loss is almost the overarching theme.”

Against this bleak backdrop, businesses in the

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Indiana Offering Free Online Skills Courses For Job Recovery Plan

Indiana Offering Free Online Skills Courses For Job Recovery Plan

Indiana is making free job training available for up to 100,000 Hoosiers who had their work affected by the pandemic by Indianapolis-based company 180 Skills.


Indiana is making free job training available for up to 100,000 Hoosiers who had their work affected by the pandemic. The courses will be delivered online through an Indianapolis-based company called 180 Skills. 

The online courses can take up to three months to complete and earn an industry-recognized certification. Many courses focus on advanced manufacturing skills, but others teach job interview skills and how to use Microsoft Office. Each course is free to the user, but costs the state around $30 a person. It’s part of the state’s Rapid Recovery plan for workers.

Nancy Davisson, with the Department of Workforce Development, said the online courses complement other short-term certification programs like the state’s Workforce Ready Grants 

“This is very important so Hoosiers can

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CDW offering free fall skill-building training

Community Development Works, a program of The Rapides Foundation, is offering free skill-building trainings for Cenla residents and nonprofits. A majority of the trainings will be in the form of webinars that can be accessed from computers or other devices.

CDW trainings are free of charge.

Topics are geared toward nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers, and people interested in starting a nonprofit. The webinars, plus two in-house workshops, run from September through November.

Training offerings can be found online.

Fall trainings are presented within the following topic areas: the Start-Up Series for Nonprofits, the Grant Writing Series, the Fundraising Series, and the Advocacy Series. For the first time, CDW is offering a Self-Paced Learning Series that offers four webinars on the topic of “Becoming a Social Media Guru.” The self-paced series is presented by Candid, a nonprofit formerly known as the Foundation Center. Participants can access each course for

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A Simpler Way To Post Jobs To California Community Colleges During COVID-19, For Free!

The website ( makes it both FREE and easy for all employers—large and small, public and private—to register just once and then post an unlimited number of jobs to California’s community college students and alumni! This is an extraordinarily useful resource for employers hiring in today’s climate, even with temporarily closed or restricted campuses, and students completing their classes remotely.

Employers posting jobs today can simultaneously reach tens of thousands of job seekers from nearly 50 community colleges across the state at launch.

Joy Miller, CCN’s Career Services Central® National Sales Manager, explains, “The timing now is ideal, with California’s community colleges well positioned to help their state’s economy rebound fast, and to quickly fill the state’s hiring needs in this era of rapid economic and technological change.”

CCN’s Career Services Central® is the exclusive online career office management platform for career centers at all schools participating in the

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Sweetwater Union High School District to offer free Adult Education courses

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The Sweetwater Union High School District announced Tuesday its Adult Education Division will begin offering free career technical education courses in South Bay communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During these unprecedented times, it is our priority to help and support our community through this global pandemic by offering free courses throughout the South Bay,” said Audrey Diedorff, a teacher in the adult and continuing education division.

According to a district statement, English as a Second Language and GED courses have always been free through the district, and adult education career training courses have historically been offered at a low cost. However, due to the global pandemic and its impact on community member jobs and finances, many students and families are experiencing difficult times and need support.

The adult education program provides adult students with career and technical education, so students can enter the workforce with

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Free digital resource in US history builds civil discourse skills

Whatever a school’s learning environment is here at the start of the new school year, curriculum that is expensive, inflexible, or hard to navigate won’t get used. Just ask a teacher about how they use their instructional tools. You’ll learn a lot about entrepreneurship.

Teachers’ entrepreneurial ways long precede the coronavirus. As Newsela reported in October 2019, administrators in social studies said that teachers used their prescribed textbook half the time. In that same national survey, however, teachers revealed that they use the assigned textbook only one-fifth of the time.

The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) supports secondary school teachers of civics and history with free, online resources and professional development learning opportunities. As a leading national provider of free educational materials for classroom instruction, BRI has partnered with OpenStax, at Rice University, to launch Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A History of the American Experiment.

As the

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