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There’s No Shame in Asking for Financial Help

January is Financial Wellness Month — a great time to meet financial challenges head on. Financial hardship can hit anyone, and it can leave people dazed and confused. There are many circumstances that can cause hardship. As a financial counselor,

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

Homebuyer Basics Part 2: Financing and House Shopping

Now that you and your counselor have discussed how much house you could potentially afford, it may be time to try to qualify for a loan! It is often recommended to try a few different mortgage brokers or banks to

Posted in Financial Counseling, Housing

Homebuyer Basics Part 1: Counseling and Determining Affordability

Are you looking to buy a house and don’t know where to begin? LSS offers free homebuyer counseling! Homebuyer counseling can help prepare you no matter where you are in the home buying process. Starting with a non-profit organization, such

Posted in Financial Counseling, Housing

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
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