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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

Financial Commitment: Talking About Money in Your Relationship

Talking about finances can be a bit challenging. Adding a relationship into that conversation can make the conversation feel even more stressful. However, with some open and honest conversations, finances and relationships can blend together much more easily. From spending

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Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Debt Counseling, Divorce, DOs and DON'Ts, Financial Wellness, Relationships
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