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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

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

LSS Financial Counseling Celebrates 30 Years!

Since 1987, LSS Financial Counseling has been providing nonprofit budget, credit, and debt counseling. That means for 30 years LSS counselors have been helping individuals and families stabilize and improve their finances and conquer their debt. These are the services

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Posted in Financial Counseling, LSS Financial Counseling

Watch Out for These Warning Signs of Having Too Much Debt

As I’ve discussed in a previous blog, getting into debt is easy. It’s exciting to buy new and shiny things or take a trip. Or sometimes your hot water heater breaks down and you charge a new one because you don’t

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Posted in Credit, Debt, Debt Counseling

What Should You Do if Your Spouse Can’t Pay His/Her Bills?

This can be a tough situation to work through just because finances are a touchy subject. You both might already be stressed out about finances and now you find out that your spouse has missed payments that you thought were

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Posted in Credit, Debt, Relationships
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