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What’s preventing you from achieving your goals?

Achieving your goals

Do you want to retire at a certain age or take a trip to Australia or stay home with the kids? Most people have some type of goal in mind for the future. It can be difficult to achieve any type

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Posted in Debt, Financial Wellness, Overspending, Retirement, Savings, Underearning

How a Recovering Overspender Painlessly Saves for Emergencies

On day 4 of America Saves Week, we bring you Carla’s personal story of how she went from a life of being unprepared to a life of building up savings. Read on… In my old life as an over-spender, CERTAINLY

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Emergency Savings, Savings

Why it’s a bad idea to compare your finances to others

When meeting with a financial counselor, many people ask about how their finances compare to others’ situations. None of our financial counselors can answer that with a definitive answer. Even when people are in the same income bracket or share

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Posted in Budgeting

Do you have an empty wallet from Black Friday?

Black Friday = empty wallet?

Last week I wrote about shopping on Black Friday and how to decide if it’s worth it. If you missed that post or just decided to go for it and shop and deal with the consequences later, this post is

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Posted in Debt Counseling, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, Holiday Shopping

Help! I’m spending more than I make

No one ever intends to spend too much and there are a variety of reasons that it may happen to you. It could be that your income was reduced or one month that just plain spent too much. Maybe you had

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Posted in Budgeting
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