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Struggling with Credit Card Debt? Six Reasons to Choose a Debt Management Plan

Have you accumulated credit card debt that is getting out of control? Do you feel like you’re not making any progress paying down your credit card balance? This situation can be overwhelming and stressful, but a debt management plan (DMP)

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Posted in Credit, Debt, Debt Counseling, Debt Management Plan, LSS Financial Counseling

5 Reasons to Stick with a Debt Management Plan

Getting out of debt can be an incredible challenge. Managing multiple payments, soaring interest rates, and never ending collection calls get old incredibly fast. If a Debt Management Plan is part of your debt free journey, it’s important to stick

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Debt, Debt Management Plan, 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

Buying vs. Leasing a Vehicle: The Eternal Battle

New Vehicle

I’m going to break down leasing a car versus buying a new vehicle. Let’s use, for example, a $300/month lease at 12,000 miles/year for 36 months – over the life of three cars. (That is 108 total months or 9

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Posted in Debt, Shopping

Revenue Recapture

It is that time of year with qualifying Minnesotans getting refunds from the state for property taxes or rent paid. Or not. Some unhappy folks are not getting their tax refunds, thanks to Revenue Recapture. The Revenue Recapture Act authorizes

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