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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

What Will My Holiday Charges Actually Cost Me?

Buy now, pay later. While it sounds like a great idea at the time, the consequences aren’t so great. You end up paying much more than the original purchase price and depending on how much you charged on your credit

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Posted in Credit, Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling

Here’s the Cure for Your Holiday Shopping Hangover

Christmas was yesterday so you may be wondering: why do I need to think about this right now? It’s because debt is more urgent than you may realize. If you used credit cards for Christmas presents or other holiday expenses

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, Holiday Shopping, Overspending, Shopping

Why Wait for the New Year? Start Improving Your Finances Now

This time of year may create more stress than joy because the result of the holidays for many people is debt. The good news is that there are options to pay off debt faster. So we’re flashing back to Shannon’s

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Posted in Financial Counseling

What to Do About Those Black Friday Charges

This Friday we’re flashing back to a post from last year talking about how to deal with credit card charges from Black Friday (or any other day really).  So what next? If you got some amazing Black Friday deals and

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, Holiday Shopping
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