How To Host Thanksgiving Dinner Without Breaking The Bank

It’s Friday and time to flash back. In honor of Thanksgiving, here are 5 ways to save money on turkey day. Turkey day is almost here! Time to relax with family, watch some football, and eat…and eat. I’m one of the lucky ones (in my opinion) because I don’t have to cook. But I do know…
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25 Productive Things To Do Instead Of Spending Money

I enjoy shopping and spending money sometimes; the act of it (as long as it’s quick), getting new things, and wearing or enjoying those new things. But sometimes I just don’t have the money to spend because of whatever happens to be going on in my life. Maybe I went to a concert, a birthday…
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Chad Larimer, Rochester financial counselor

LSS Financial Counseling Office Opens In Rochester

Right now hundreds of families in southeastern Minnesota are experiencing high levels of financial stress due to the area’s high cost of living and limited affordable housing. To address their needs, LSS Financial Counseling recently opened its newest office in Rochester. This location is a direct response to years of requests for holistic, in-person financial…
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Whether You Think You Can Or Can’t Save, You’re Right

According to a recent article from CNBC, 78% of Americans are spending all or more than they earn and therefore are unable to put money into savings. Understandably, it seems like saving money is impossible when you’re in that type of financial position. But when you’re already stressed out because you’re living paycheck to paycheck, a…
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Spend Less And Make More Memories This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! So we’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about how to reduce stress and spend less this year. Despite what marketing executives would have us believe, the Holiday Season is not a warm, carefree, or cozy time for many of us, if not most of us. The season…
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