Ask the Dolans: Are 'free' government grants really safe?


Ken and Daria Dolan, America's First Family of Personal Finance, answer your money questions every Friday.

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With the growing number of "free" money offers popping up all over the place, we haven't been surprised to hear from so many of you about them. After all, the amount of money-related scams has almost doubled since the recession began. There are some great opportunities out there for earning extra dough, but others should absolutely be avoided. Here's how to tell which ones are safe without paying for it.

Dear Ken and Daria,

What's the latest information on these "free" government grants that seem to be popping up all over?


Wary of all the money-making schemes out there? Ken and Daria give you a thumbs up or thumbs down to help determine your options.