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Don’t Wait ’til 2006 for Free Drugs

Or, if you are a senior having trouble paying for your Viaga or any other prescription drug, you don’t have to worry about how much in premiums you are going to pay for in the new Medicare Prescription drug program that only pays a portion of your drugs costs anyway, and doesn’t even start until 2006. There are current programs at state governments and even from the drug companies themselves where you can be making up to $40,000 a year, at any age, and get all of your prescription drugs for free right now.

Visit: www.phrma.org/pap/

Matching State Money for Your Business

The Rhode Island Economic Development Set-Aside-Program provides matching job-training funds to companies that relocate to or expand in the state. The funds may be used for new, full-time employee training through either customized or on-the-job training programs. The program also may be used to retrain or upgrade the skills of current employees. For more information, contact the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

Visit: www.riedc.com

Matching State Money for Your Business

The Rhode Island Economic Development Set-Aside-Program provides matching job-training funds to companies that relocate to or expand in the state. The funds may be used for new, full-time employee training through either customized or on-the-job training programs. The program also may be used to retrain or upgrade the skills of current employees. For more information, contact the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

Visit: www.riedc.com

60000 If Your Mortgage Payments Are Over 60 Days Due

the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency offers state residents a loan program designed to protect citizens who, through no fault of their own, are financially unable to make their mortgage payments and are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. Participants in the Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program receive loans to help bring delinquent payments current. Continuing monthly assistance may be available as well. Total financial assistance maximum is $60,000, or 24 months of payments. Participants are expected to contribute $25 per month for payments during the term of the loan. Contact: Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, 211 North Front Street, P.O. Box 15530, Harrisburg, PA 17105-5530. Phone: 800-342-2397,

Visit: www.phfa.org/programs/hemap/index.htm