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

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Separating Truth and Myths

Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness too good to be true or just sorely misunderstood? A mere 1% of Public Service Loan Forgiveness applications were approved in the first nine months of borrowers reaching eligibility. While there have been issues with

Getting Ready for Tax Season

It’s the most stress inducing time of the year: tax season. There’s a variety of tax terms to understand, forms to collect, and decisions to be made about filing. This is how an LSS Financial Counselor tackles the stress of

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

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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