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Mastering Student Loans: Know Before You Owe

Student loans remain a hot topic…and will for years to come. So we’re flashing back to Barb’s post with how to prepare for and deal with student loan debt. As a financial counselor, I have observed a few disturbing trends

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Student Loan

What Will My Holiday Charges Actually Cost Me?

Buy now, pay later. While it sounds like a great idea at the time, the consequences aren’t so great. You end up paying much more than the original purchase price and depending on how much you charged on your credit

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

Here’s the Cure for Your Holiday Shopping Hangover

Christmas was yesterday so you may be wondering: why do I need to think about this right now? It’s because debt is more urgent than you may realize. If you used credit cards for Christmas presents or other holiday expenses

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, Holiday Shopping, Overspending, Shopping

The Differences Between the DMP and Debt Settlement

The time of year doesn’t matter…”debt relief” ads are seemingly everywhere you turn. That’s why it’s important to know all the facts before making a major decision on how you choose to repay your debt. So this Flashback Friday post

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Tips to Keep You Free of Debt Stress

With the holiday season in full swing it is easy for stressed shoppers to stop living within their budget.  They simply pull out their credit cards and assume they will figure out how to pay for things when the bills

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Posted in Debt, Holiday Shopping, Shopping
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