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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

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

Minimize Your Debt This Year

With the financial strain of the holidays, many find this time of year to be a stressful time. If credit card debt is haunting you in this new year, we have some advice to help minimize your debt going forward.

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Budgeting, Debt, Debt Counseling, Debt Management Plan, DOs and DON'Ts, Emergency Savings, Financial Counseling, Overspending

Buying vs. Leasing a Vehicle: The Eternal Battle

New Vehicle

I’m going to break down leasing a car versus buying a new vehicle. Let’s use, for example, a $300/month lease at 12,000 miles/year for 36 months – over the life of three cars. (That is 108 total months or 9

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Posted in Debt, Shopping
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