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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

Mental Health and Finances

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! According to NAMI-MN, mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status: in fact, about one in four American adults experiences an episode of mental illness per year. Mental health

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Debt Counseling, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness, Health, Underearning, Unemployment

Changing Financial Behavior

Opportunity Costs Have you ever heard of the term Opportunity Costs? Believe it or not, it is a concept that can affect our everyday decisions about spending money: if it currently doesn’t affect yours, it should. At its core the

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, DOs and DON'Ts, Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, How to Guides, LSS Financial Counseling, Motivational

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

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Separating Truth and Myths

Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness too good to be true or just sorely misunderstood? A mere 1% of Public Service Loan Forgiveness applications were approved in the first nine months of borrowers reaching eligibility. While there have been issues with

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Posted in Debt, Financial Counseling, Student Loan
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