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When Should I Use My Emergency Savings Fund?

If you have an emergency fund, you have put yourself in a more stable financial position. But have you been tempted to get some cash for future plans, like a concert or a trip? If so, I’m sorry to break

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Why You Should Do an Annual Financial Check-up

We are told to get an annual physical to make sure we’re healthy; our finances also need a financial check-up. The good news is that there is free, safe help from LSS Financial Counseling, a local nonprofit organization. If you

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Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Debt Counseling, Emergency Savings, Financial Counseling, LSS Financial Counseling

How to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

In a recent post I talked about reasons people give for not saving. While it truly is about making a conscious effort to save, there are ways to make saving money easier simply by not having to think about it.

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Whether You Think You Can or Can’t Save, You’re Right

Save More, Spend Less

According to a recent article from CNBC, 78% of Americans are spending all or more than they earn and therefore are unable to put money into savings. Understandably, it seems like saving money is impossible when you’re in that type

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6 Monstrous Money Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid Making Money Mistakes

I know Halloween was yesterday, but most of us are probably still dealing with a sugar hangover…or are still ingesting all that delicious candy. So even though I’m a day late, I wanted to talk about some scary money mistakes.

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Savings
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