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The Truth About Paying Down Your Credit Cards

It’s Flashback Friday and we’re bringing back Kate’s post about why it’s important to look at the big budgeting picture before paying off credit cards with a lump sum of money. A common question that we hear at LSS is

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt

Budgeting for Your 4-Legged Family Member

Do you have a 4 legged family member? Many of us have a pet or two and we need to budget for them monthly. However, very few people have any idea how much owning a dog or cat (or other animal)

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Posted in Budgeting, Pets

Budgeting Is Just For Nerds

What???!!! Did I read that right?! Is this some fake news site?! No, friends, we were not hacked and you read that correctly. The headline comes from a quote a colleague gave me a while back from a personal finance

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Posted in Budgeting, Savings

How to get a head start on saving for college

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report. Their research shows that students and parents share nearly equal responsibility for covering

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Posted in Kids, Savings

Just Say ‘No’ to Opening that Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Debt
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