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There’s No Shame in Asking for Financial Help

January is Financial Wellness Month — a great time to meet financial challenges head on. Financial hardship can hit anyone, and it can leave people dazed and confused. There are many circumstances that can cause hardship. As a financial counselor,

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Posted in Debt Counseling, Financial Counseling, Financial Wellness, LSS Financial Counseling

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

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Posted in Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, LSS Financial Counseling

Practical Advice and Support During the Federal Government Shutdown

With no immediate end in sight for the partial government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide are without their first  paycheck as of last  Friday. This is  the first payroll distribution affected by the shutdown. The Federal Reserve Board

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Unemployment

Preparing For And Surviving Unemployment

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to prepare for an unexpected bout of unemployment, as well as surviving it without going into debt. We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Unemployment

Overcoming Barriers to Homeownership

Homeownership is a dream for so many Americans, but a lot of people, especially younger adults, face barriers to purchasing a home. Besides increased house prices in some locations, other major barriers include: Not enough money saved for down payment

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Posted in Housing
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