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5 Exciting Things That Happened in 2019

2019 was an incredible year for On the Road Lending. We expanded our reach, tried new things and helped more people access affordable and reliable transportation! Here are five major things we did in 2019.

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We need your help: Proposed rule change will negatively affect SNAP recipients

In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service published a proposed rule that would tighten the requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that could end food assistance for 3 million Americans.

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Join our 5-day selfie challenge and gas card giveaway!

We know that traffic can be a pain -- especially here in Dallas -- so we thought we’d make your commute a little better by giving away the chance to win one of two $150 gas cards.  

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Keep your car happy and healthy with these summer car care tips

While these high temps probably have you thinking of ways to keep yourself cool, it’s important to remember that your vehicle needs a little extra attention, too. The last thing you want is to break down when it’s 100+° outside.  

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5 key takeaways from our KEY Program’s first year

In this provisional transportation program, clients are able to purchase vehicles on a one-year loan while receiving intensive financial coaching. This allows clients to find employment, gain job stability and financial skills, and accumulate savings.  

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Deadly driverless vehicle accident leaves us with more questions than answers

We’ve written numerous times in the past about self-driving vehicles, namely about our concerns of the potential dangerous consequences of these vehicles on our roads. Yet we find ourselves here again, questioning the safety of self-driving vehicles after another preventable, tragic situation.

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Don’t blow your tax refund on these things

We’ve already given you some ideas on what to do with your refund, so we thought we’d share some ideas on what not to do with your refund.

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What should you do with your tax refund this year?

That feeling of anticipation when you find out you’re due a refund and are waiting for that money to get to you is like no other. We know (and love) the feeling! It’s always a good idea to make a plan of what you want to do with your refund before you receive it. Should you save it? Should you treat yourself? The options are bountiful.

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Tax season is here!

6 things you should know before you file.

Tax season officially began on Jan. 29. That means the IRS is now accepting tax returns.

We know tax season can cause a sense of panic and uncertainty for some, while others are more excited at the prospect getting money back in the form of a tax return. No matter what tax payer category you fall into, here are some things you should know before you file this year.

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Global car sales are up, but so are traffic fatalities

For the first time, car sales to top 90 million globally.

In 2017, global sales of passenger cars and trucks surpassed 90 million for the first time, according to the Wall Street Journal. Consider this a sign that there is still great interest and demand for conventional vehicles!

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5 New Year's resolutions we promise to keep in 2018

We're ready to keep working hard in 2018.

Happy 2018! We ended 2017 with a bang — Hurricane Harvey created a massive need we’re helping meet with our Hurricane Harvey Relief Program, and we’re continuing to grow our Mobility and KEY programs. So to say we were busy is an understatement, but we love working hard. Especially for the people of our awesome state!

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Four clients who refused to give up

Our clients never cease to amaze us. They’ve been through unspeakable hardships, but they weather the storm and come out on the other side wiser, stronger and more determined than ever to build a better life for themselves and their families.

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Stick to your holiday budget with these tips

It's not so hard -- trust us!

You’ve created the perfect holiday budget, so now what? Sticking to your budget may be easier than you think. We’ve got some tips for you that may help you stay disciplined, reduce holiday stress and make your wallet extra happy!

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The B Word: Take these 5 steps to create the perfect holiday budget

No need to fall behind financially.

We’re not quite sure where this year went, but it seemed like we blinked and all of a sudden the holiday season is here! While it’s fun and special to give gifts (and receive them, of course!), it’s important to be able to do so without falling behind financially. That’s where the “B” word comes in. Turns out, budgeting doesn’t have to be scary or complicated — all you need is a little bit of organization and discipline and you’re good to go! Sticking to a budget will keep you from falling behind and make your life a whole lot easier once the holidays are over.

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Equifax breach affects millions of Americans

We're still learning about one of the biggest breaches ever.

On Sept. 7, Equifax announced a data breach, where hackers gained access to company data that included sensitive information for millions of Americans. Up to 143 million Americans may have had their names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and other vital information accessed. It also looks like the hack compromised 209,000 people’s credit card numbers and personal dispute details for another 182,000 individuals. This breach happened between mid-May and July. The hack was discovered on July 29 and Equifax informed the public more than a month later.

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Working poor hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey

Employment, housing affects many on coast

As the waters rescind and the sun shines again, we’re left to reflect on the true devastation of Hurricane Harvey along coastal Texas. The consequences of the massive storm are huge, real and will take years to correct. But of all the people affected, no one seems to be hit harder than the working poor.

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Amazon, Whole Foods and the auto industry

Acquisition a reminder that grocery shopping isn't easy for those without cars

We were surprised as anyone when we heard the news about Amazon buying Whole Foods. Afterall, the acquisition is likely to affect many industries across the country and even across the globe.

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Mobility: It’s not just for adults

Frisco ISD gives motorized toy cars to special needs children

The need for mobility isn’t just for adults. We were reminded of this while learning about a heart-warming and inspiring story about students with severe disabilities receiving toy cars to allow them to easily explore the world around them.

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