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Should you save or pay debt first?

It’s easier to keep up on other bills when credit card debt is paid off. Not to mention you’re losing money by having to pay interest charges. So your gut instinct might be to focus on paying off debt first

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings

3 Steps to Take to Break the Debt Cycle

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary’s post about how to take action and break the vicious cycle of debt… Everything seems to be going fine until the economy takes a turn for the worst, you lose your job unexpectedly,

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Posted in Debt, Debt Counseling

Get a jump start on holiday shopping

Did you know there are only 143 days until Christmas? While there’s still about a month left of summer, it’s a really smart idea to get started on your holiday shopping early. So we’re flashing back to this post from

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Posted in Holiday Shopping

6 budget-friendly hobbies

Whether you’re trying to save more money for emergencies or retirement or pay off debt, the first expenses that tend to be cut are the fun things. You might cut back on going out with friends, travel, or dining out.

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Posted in Being Frugal, Hobbies

3 things you’ll learn after paying off your credit cards

paying off credit cards

I started out with LSS as a Financial Counselor and met with people from a variety of situations, debt balances, and income levels. While I don’t counsel anymore, I receive testimonials from the people we serve and get to hear

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Emergency Savings
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