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The Truth About Paying Down Your Credit Cards

It’s Flashback Friday and we’re bringing back Kate’s post about why it’s important to look at the big budgeting picture before paying off credit cards with a lump sum of money. A common question that we hear at LSS is

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt

Just Say ‘No’ to Opening that Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Debt

Tips to Combat Money and Debt Shame

Recently I was a part of a Twitter chat that discussed combating and overcoming shame about money and debt. Doing what I do for a living, I’m passionate about this topic and decided to write a blog post about it.

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Posted in Debt, Financial Wellness

Should you save or pay debt first?

It’s easier to keep up on other bills when credit card debt is paid off. Not to mention you’re losing money by having to pay interest charges. So your gut instinct might be to focus on paying off debt first

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings

Deceased Relatives and Debts: Who is responsible?

After a loved one passes away, the last thing you as a grieving family member wants to deal with are debt collectors asking you to pay your loved one’s debts.  So what happens with those debts after the death of a

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Posted in Debt
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