Joey and his family are the perfect example of the importance of taking advantage of available tax savings, and then using that money wisely. Joey and his wife have used the free tax preparation offered through United Way of the Bluegrass partner Kentucky River Foothills. They accessed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which allowed them to put money away to support their family and to ultimately work toward a Habitat Home for their family.
In addition to saving for things we want or need, like a home, savings allow us to have a sense of security in the face of unexpected expenses. Joey and his family were thankfully safe following a house fire that left their home in ruins, and their savings allowed them to move forward with their lives.
Hear more from Joey as he shares his family’s story, and shows us the positive impact of the EITC and savings programs.
CKEEP is the United Way of the Bluegrass tax preparation program which offers free tax preparation for those with a household income at or below $53,000. Visit our website for more information or to set up your appointment.