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5 Reasons to Stick with a Debt Management Plan

Getting out of debt can be an incredible challenge. Managing multiple payments, soaring interest rates, and never ending collection calls get old incredibly fast. If a Debt Management Plan is part of your debt free journey, it’s important to stick

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling

Improving Your Credit Score: Fattening Up a Thin File

A good credit score can help you reach your financial goals, but what do you do if you have a thin credit file? First and foremost – what does it mean to be a thin file consumer? In short, a

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness

Getting Ready for Tax Season

It’s the most stress inducing time of the year: tax season. There’s a variety of tax terms to understand, forms to collect, and decisions to be made about filing. This is how an LSS Financial Counselor tackles the stress of

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Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Credit Report, Debt, Taxes

Medical Bills and Your Credit Report

Good news for those with medical debt. If you haven’t heard, under the FICO Score 9 paid off medical bills no longer affect your credit score. In addition, medical bills paid by insurance won’t show up on credit reports either. The

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Medical Debt

How Full is Your Credit Bucket?

We are fortunate at LSS to have experienced financial counselors with a lot of personal finance knowledge. Luckily for me, our wonderful counselors sometimes pass on nuggets of wisdom that I can then turn into blog posts. Here is a

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