Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford So You Can Save Money

Here’s a Flashback Friday post from April Sanderson that’s about a serious topic, but has some comic relief. Happy reading! If you don’t know where part of the title is from, check out this skit from SNL: Don’t buy stuff you cannot afford.  It’s okay…I’ll wait because it’s totally worth watching. This is one of…
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A Year-End Financial Checklist: 6 Things To Do Before 2018

Many people make New Year’s financial resolutions or review their finances to start off the new year. However, it is a great idea to review your finances before 2017 ends. Here is a year-end financial checklist to help you kick-start your finances in 2018. Review what you’ve spent Look over where you spent your money. Some…
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A Letter About Your Student Loans And Credit Cards From Your Financial Counselor

Dear Friend- I am worried about your financial wellness.  You tell me you have student loan debt, credit card debt and not much money saved for retirement. Have you been able to log onto StudentLoans.gov to look at repayment, forgiveness and deferment options for your federal student loans?  Have you talked with your servicer(s)?  If…
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Why Saving For Emergencies And Periodic Savings Is Important

Happy Friday! Today we’re flashing back to this post comparing emergency savings to periodic savings and why it’s important to know the difference save for both. Enjoy! Everyone knows that having money set aside in savings is important, but either we can’t afford to put away money right now or we choose not to because living in…
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LSS Financial Counseling Celebrates 30 Years!

Since 1987, LSS Financial Counseling has been providing nonprofit budget, credit, and debt counseling. That means for 30 years LSS counselors have been helping individuals and families stabilize and improve their finances and conquer their debt. These are the services our counselors provide: Credit, Budget, and Debt Counseling During a financial counseling session, counselors create…
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