Don’t Regret Making These Financial Decisions

We’re flashing back this Friday to last year’s post from Elaina about financial decisions you will likely regret.  I try to live life for today and I’ve seen enough to know that life’s too short. Therefore, I try to do whatever I can to enjoy time with friends, family, my dogs, and myself. That might…
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It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Finances

It’s officially Spring and with the season comes spring cleaning. While I’m starting a little late this year, it feels good to get my house cleaned up and organized after the long winter. What many people might not think of is doing the same with finances…and it’s important because things change. Here are 4 tips to…
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What You Need To Know About IRS Debt Collection

The IRS has changed its policy about collecting income tax debt. It will now employ private debt collection firms to collect that debt…and the worry is how many scammers might enter this space and impersonate those collectors. Consumer Action provides helpful information about the debt collection companies, how it works, and how to avoid scams. 4 New Private…
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Saving Money When There’s Nothing Leftover At The End Of The Month

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to save money when there’s seemingly nothing left at the end of the month. There are many economic reasons for our lack of personal savings, but that doesn’t take away from the importance of having a safety net for unexpected expenses.  There is no doubt that living…
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LSS Financial Counselor Spotlight: Meet Ashley

Ashley started with LSS Financial Counseling as an intern after she graduated from UMD with a major in Sociology.  Within that same year, she was hired on as a full-time financial counselor, providing budget, credit, and debt counseling. Ashley was one of our first counselors to become HECM certified to provide Reverse Mortgage/HECM Counseling and…
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