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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

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

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
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