Counselor Spotlight: Mary Ellen

It’s time once again for our Financial Counselor spotlight. This time you’re going to get to know more about our amazing Mary Ellen, who also writes for Sense and Centsibility! Her Story Mary Ellen started with LSS in 2007, coming from the credit union movement. In her first few years she coordinated the Family Savings…
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Flashback Friday: Tips For Lending Money To Loved Ones

Times can be tight and people get low on cash. If you ever get asked for money from a loved one, here are some tips to help you decide to do it or not. And if you do, this post has great advice on creating the actual borrowing arrangement. You’ve probably heard horror stories about…
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How To Avoid Being Broke All Summer

Summer is warm weather, barbecues, spending time outside, and for some reason spending more money. Because it’s finally warm after a long and cold winter and spring, I try to fit in doing more things – which also usually costs more money.  Every year I think about this and this year I’m actually going to do something…
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What Should Your Kids Know About Your Finances?

Communication between you and your kids about your finances is very important. Keeping your finances “hush-hush” may do more harm than good. Your kids deserve to know the truth, but maybe not the whole truth! When it comes to money, I think there are some things that kids—particularly young ones —aren’t ready to process and…
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Signs Debt Is Stressing You Out And What To Do Next

No one enjoys being stressed out. It affects every aspect of our lives, from relationships to mental health to physical health and more. This week’s flashback Friday post talks about how you can tell if debt is stressing you out and how to break the cycle. There are a lot of ways that people find…
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