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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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How to Bounce Back From a Financial Emergency

Many of our posts have covered how to prepare for a financial emergency or what to do when one comes up. But we haven’t really addressed the post-emergency. So here are tips to get back on track when it happens

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Posted in Emergency Savings, Financial Wellness

Emergency Savings: How to save and when to use it

We’ve been told time and time again we should have 3-6 months of income saved in the event of a financial emergency, but how do we save that money? And furthermore, when is it okay to use emergency savings? Jump

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You can afford your bills, but is your credit still suffering?

There are many different types of people that come to LSS for financial counseling. One particular group is working, keeping up on bills, but getting nowhere on their debt. The balances are not going down…and the frustration and stress is

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Posted in Credit Report, Debt

How to build savings when there’s not much to start with

We polled our readers and out of 211 people, less than half (99 people) have enough in savings for a $1,000 emergency. That means that 112 people don’t. Not having savings can force you into using credit cards for that car repair or

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