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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 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

Having this much in savings will help you avoid a crisis

Emergency savings

Having an emergency savings account is the best way to avoid a financial crisis. But how much do you really need in savings? While that is debatable and dependent on your individual situation, there is a threshold everyone should aim

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Posted in Emergency Savings

15 things to stop wasting your money on

Have you ever thought about how much of your money goes to waste? From hitting the vending machine or convenience store, little amounts can add up to big money waste. If you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck or feeling

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Financial Wellness

Do You Want to Be Richer Next Year?

how to become richer next year

First, decide how much richer you want to be.  $1000, $1200, $4800, $5000, $7500 – you get the idea. How many times will you be paid between now and a year from now? Divide your goal amount by the number of

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Financial Wellness, Savings
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