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Tips for Breaking the Overdraft Cycle

The overdraft cycle is quite vicious and can be difficult to break. When budgeting monthly household expenses, it can be easy to overspend in various categories. Most commonly, it is easiest to overspend in the food/groceries and entertainment categories. This

Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Financial Counseling

Mental Health and Finances

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! According to NAMI-MN, mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status: in fact, about one in four American adults experiences an episode of mental illness per year. Mental health

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Debt Counseling, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness, Health, Underearning, Unemployment

Employers Care About Your Financial Well-being: 3 Reasons You Should Too

Do you feel stressed? If you do, you are not alone. Poll after poll shows that somewhere between 75% – 80% of all American Adults are stressed. The top three stressors: money, relationships, and work – in that order. Many

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Posted in Being Frugal, Benefits, Budgeting, Debt Counseling, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness, LSS Financial Counseling

Integrated Career & Financial Services

Recently the Eastside Financial Center (EFC) and its full range of integrated financial counseling and employment support services have relocated to a new home at 709 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104 in the Lifetrack building. While we will

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Posted in Debt Counseling, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness, LSS Financial Counseling, Uncategorized

Changing Financial Behavior

Opportunity Costs Have you ever heard of the term Opportunity Costs? Believe it or not, it is a concept that can affect our everyday decisions about spending money: if it currently doesn’t affect yours, it should. At its core the

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, DOs and DON'Ts, Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, How to Guides, LSS Financial Counseling, Motivational
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