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  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Video)

    A new video to help explain the Administration's announcement about Deferred Action status for younger immigrants. This is a brief explanation of the announcement. Some of the information is Washington-State specific. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Who's stalking: what to know about mobile spyware

    Do you think an abusive partner or ex is monitoring you through your phone? This article has VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • IRS Announces New Private Debt Collection Program to Begin Next Spring

    The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts next spring and has selected four contractors to implement the new program. Read More

    By:
    IRS
  • Military Status Verification

    The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act affords certain protections to people in active military duty, called up for military duty, or recently retired. The SCRA requires that a military status verification be conducted in certain situations to ensure that these protected individuals’ rights are being protected and allows the men and women serving their country in military service to do so without worries of default judgments, evictions, foreclosures, and some other actions. Read More

    By:
    SCRA.org
  • What is LiveHelp?

    Learn about OKLaw's LiveHelp, online chat to help you find legal information, referrals to legal aid and low or no-cost legal help or self-help materials. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Payday Loan Debt Traps Explained

    When cash is tight, some people turn to payday and similar loans to make ends meet. For some people payday loans become debt traps and our new rule aims to end the cycle of debt. Read More

    By:
    Consumer Finance Protection Board
  • Claim the Tax Refunds You Deserve - The Earned Income Tax Credit

    EITC is a tax benefit for working Americans with low incomes – if you qualify, it will reduce the taxes you owe and may even give you a cash refund. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • 7 Things Vets Need To Do After Winning A VA Claim

    Originally posted as "8 Things," on the Veteran's Law Blog, it's re-purposed here by Task & Purpose. Content Detail

    By:
    Veteran's Law Blog
  • Beware: Scams During Ice Storm Clean-Up

    Attorney General Scott Pruitt is urging Oklahomans to be wary of criminals streaming into communities targeting homes and businesses damaged by the recent winter weather. Read More

    By:
    Oklahoma Attorney General
  • National Financial Goal Day & Change Machine Public Launch

    Everyone has a financial goal. What’s yours? On 10/15/15, The Financial Clinic will host the first Annual National Financial Goal Day, a celebration across America to launch financial goals! The celebration coincides with the public launch of Change Machine, and will feature events online and in-person. Content Detail

    By:
    Change Machine
  • Banned Debt Collectors - FTC's new Hall of Shame

    The FTC has been cracking down on illegal debt collection practices and in 2014 banned 47 companies and individuals from the debt collection business. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Choosing a College - for Servicemembers and Veterans

    Servicemembers and Veterans have education benefits. Be sure to get the most out of it! For-profit schools generally offer certificates or degrees and often specialize in career and job-related training. Unlike non-profit educational institutions, they generate profits for their owners. As you evaluate your options, be aware that some schools may stretch the truth to persuade you to enroll. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Choosing a College: Questions to Ask

    Getting a degree or professional certification can improve your career choices. For-profit schools generally offer certificates or degrees and often specialize in career and job-related training. Unlike non-profit educational institutions, they generate profits for their owners. As you evaluate your options, be aware that some schools may stretch the truth to persuade you to enroll. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Disaster Scam Prevention

    Disaster Scam Prevention Fraud and Scam Prevention Tips for Oklahoma Consumers Read More

    By:
    Oklahoma Attorney General
  • Tulsa County Sales Tax Rebate (Vision 2025)

    Through 2017, the Vision 2025 sales tax will be collected and contains an annual tax rebate to residents (must have been residents for the full calendar year) of Tulsa County aged 65 or older. One rebate per household of $18.00. You can file online or print a form to mail. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.