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3 Reasons To Pay Attention To Your Credit Card APR

Are you clueless about your credit card interest rate? I read an article on Creditcards.com about a poll showing half of all balance-carrying credit card users are clueless about their APRs. I wish I could say I was surprised by this;

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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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Why You Should Do an Annual Financial Check-up

We are told to get an annual physical to make sure we’re healthy; our finances also need a financial check-up. The good news is that there is free, safe help from LSS Financial Counseling, a local nonprofit organization. If you

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Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Debt Counseling, Emergency Savings, Financial Counseling, LSS Financial Counseling

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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Tips to Prepare for Purchasing Your First House

Purchasing Your First House

Purchasing your first house may seem overwhelming. It’s a major purchase and for many people, potentially the largest monthly payment they’ve ever had (or ever will have). Not to mention owning a home comes with huge responsibilities, like upkeep and

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Posted in Credit, Housing
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