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Free grants, funds from the gov't, does this really exist?

Asked by Iphone35 (134points) October 6th, 2008 from iPhone

I’ve seen ads on tv as well in newspaper ads, where they offer sources where people can get free funds for anything ; college, bills, home improvements, e.t.c. And funds are from the gov’t ? Is this really true? Has anyone tried this? And these funds aren’t loans the ads say it’s free money?

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fireside's avatar

lol, they may have to revise their handbook pretty soon…

marinelife's avatar

Are there government grant programs? Yes.

Are they very restrictive (available to a narrow group of people who fit certain qualifications) plus require that you go through all the red tape (lengthy application process) of applying? Yes.

Thus, are Matthew Lesko and his ilk collecting information that is available for free on governement Web sites and repackaging it and charging you money for it and making a living or getting wealthy off of your gullibility? Yes.

The old adages “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” and “Caveat emptor (Let the Buyer Beware).” definitely apply here.

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