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Improving Your Credit Score: Fattening Up a Thin File

A good credit score can help you reach your financial goals, but what do you do if you have a thin credit file? First and foremost – what does it mean to be a thin file consumer? In short, a

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness

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

Planners, Advisors, or Counselors: Who should you turn to?

Financial Planner vs. Financial Advisor vs. Financial Counselor Have you ever been confused by where to turn when you need help with your finances? With over 183 different professional designations, (according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)), it wouldn’t

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Posted in Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, LSS Financial Counseling

Women’s Financial Success

For International Women’s Day, we’re talking about women’s financial success! Set goals, find support, and understand any barriers you might be facing. What are some steps women can take to improve their financial literacy? Being financially competent gives you a

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Posted in Budgeting, Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, Kids, Relationships, Underearning

America Saves Week: Saving the Extras

Whether you recently got a raise at your job, a large income tax refund, an inheritance or may just be spending a little too much on non-necessities, it is always wise to try to save your extra cash. If you’re

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Financial Counseling, Savings
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