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Understanding Loans, Part 2: Six Questions to Ask Before Taking Out a Loan

This blog post is the second in a three-part series. Read Part 1: How Loans Work and Part 3: Loan Terms Matter. When there is an important purchase that you need to… [ Read Understanding Loans, Part 2: Six Questions to Ask Before Taking Out a Loan ]

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Understanding Loans, Part 1: How loans work, and when you should consider one

This blog post is the first in a three-part series. Read Part 2: Six Questions to Ask Before Taking Out a Loan and Part 3: Loan Terms Matter. When you hear the… [ Read Understanding Loans, Part 1: How loans work, and when you should consider one ]

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Financing Your Assistive Technology: What is an Alternative Financing Program?

Written by Josephine Tramontano, PATF Development Director At the recent Assistive Technology Financing Meeting 2018 last week, representatives from 18 different Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) from across the nation met… [ Read Financing Your Assistive Technology: What is an Alternative Financing Program? ]

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ABLE – Why does it matter?

Imagine for a moment that you are 23 years old. You’ve just finished your undergraduate degree and you’ve secured your first job! Imagine, also, that you were born with a… [ Read ABLE – Why does it matter? ]

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Our Favorite Financial Tips

To kick off Financial Literacy Month in April, we asked each of our board and staff members the following question: What is your favorite piece of financial advice? Their answers may… [ Read Our Favorite Financial Tips ]

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20 Accomplishments in 20 Years!

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first step Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) took as an organization toward becoming one of the strongest state Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) in… [ Read 20 Accomplishments in 20 Years! ]

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Credit: What is it, why is it important, and how do you manage it?

We talk a lot about credit around here at PATF. After all, we extend loans for assistive technology. But what exactly is credit? And why does your credit score matter? And once… [ Read Credit: What is it, why is it important, and how do you manage it? ]

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Money Club West

Written by Sue Davis, PATF Program Specialist If you were to make a list of the skills needed to be successful at living independently, understanding how to manage money would be… [ Read Money Club West ]

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Vanessa Wins #MyLifeWithAT2017 Photo Contest!

Congratulations to #MyLifeWithAT2017 Facebook Photo Contest Winner, Vanessa! For this contest, we asked people to share a photo that captures something they’re doing or have done that they care about… [ Read Vanessa Wins #MyLifeWithAT2017 Photo Contest! ]

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Reflections on a Week of Assistive Technology in Costa Rica

Written by Sandra Masayko, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania Almost a year ago, Susan Tachau and I were invited by Connie Del Rosario Zúñiga, a teacher… [ Read Reflections on a Week of Assistive Technology in Costa Rica ]