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Struggling with Credit Card Debt? Six Reasons to Choose a Debt Management Plan

Have you accumulated credit card debt that is getting out of control? Do you feel like you’re not making any progress paying down your credit card balance? This situation can be overwhelming and stressful, but a debt management plan (DMP)

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

Divorce & Finances: Reducing Stress, Saving Money

Divorce takes a toll on people emotionally and can be financially devastating. According to a 2018 study by Nolo, a typical divorce costs approximately $15,500, primarily due to legal fees with the average divorce attorney charging $250 an hour. Taking

Posted in Bankruptcy, Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Divorce, Relationships

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
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