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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Halloween: Last Minute DIY Costume Ideas

I absolutely love Halloween. I love dressing up, theme parties with friends, taking my nephews trick or treating, and pretty much everything else in the spirit of fun that comes with the holiday. What I don’t love is the temptation

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Entertainment, Events, Holiday Shopping, Savings

Helpful Tips for New College Graduates

Back to school time is the perfect time for this flashback Friday post from Mary Ellen about tips for new college graduates… Congratulations college grads! Do you remember the scene from “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman where he is barraged

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Posted in Savings, Student Loan

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

What would you do with an extra $1,000?

We often play a “game” with people who visit our LSS Financial Counseling table. People are given 10 marbles and each represents $100; then we ask what each individual would do with an extra $1,000. They have to decide between 3 jars: ‘Save’, ‘Spend’, and ‘Pay

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Financial Wellness, Savings

What I would tell my 20-year-old self about money

Have you ever said to yourself: “If I could go back in time, I would have…[insert wish here]”? One of the few times I said it was about having a boyfriend in high school and if I could go back

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Savings
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