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To buy or to rent?

When searching for your next home, should you buy or rent? There is no right or wrong answer, but definitely some things you will want to consider. Do you want to stay in the area or do you want flexibility

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Posted in Budgeting, Financial Wellness, Housing, How to Guides

Enhancing Your Relationship with Money & Each Other

Finances are one of the leading causes of conflicts in relationships, according to studies by Suntrust Bank, and the Harris Poll. When faced with conflict, what do you hope for? Consensus? Consistency?  Cooperation? Peace? Unity? Understanding? Compatibility? With open communication

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Posted in Being Frugal, Benefits, Budgeting, Divorce, DOs and DON'Ts, Financial Wellness, How to Guides

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
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