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The Best Ways to Spend This Year’s Tax Refund

Since we’re in the heart of tax season, I thought I’d share a flashback Friday post with tips for smart spending of your tax refund. Whether you’re expecting $500 or $5000, how you spend your tax refund can determine how

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings, Taxes

Managing Debt as an Active Service Member in the Military

Members of the military face unique situations and challenges that civilians do not. For example, active service members face the possibility of deployment and sometimes continuous relocation. A 2014 National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey indicated 77% of service members

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Military

4 Bad Financial Habits That You Need to Break Stat

Most of us have bad habits that we tell ourselves we’re going to stop. But it’s hard to break patterns without making a conscious effort. So here are some bad financial habits to stop asap…with tips on how to be

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Posted in Financial Wellness

Retirement: Live for Today and Plan for Tomorrow

We’re flashing back to Mary’s post about planning for retirement. Because it’s never too early to plan…and there’s no time like the present! So, you are FINALLY nearing retirement age, but you and your spouse never actually discussed what this

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Posted in Retirement

How Full is Your Credit Bucket?

We are fortunate at LSS to have experienced financial counselors with a lot of personal finance knowledge. Luckily for me, our wonderful counselors sometimes pass on nuggets of wisdom that I can then turn into blog posts. Here is a

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report
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