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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

Practical Advice and Support During the Federal Government Shutdown

With no immediate end in sight for the partial government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide are without their first  paycheck as of last  Friday. This is  the first payroll distribution affected by the shutdown. The Federal Reserve Board

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Unemployment

Preparing For And Surviving Unemployment

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to prepare for an unexpected bout of unemployment, as well as surviving it without going into debt. We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Unemployment

The Best Ways to Spend This Year’s Tax Refund

Since we’re in the heart of tax season, I thought I’d share a flashback Friday post with tips for smart spending of your tax refund. Whether you’re expecting $500 or $5000, how you spend your tax refund can determine how

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings, Taxes
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