What To Do Before Leasing A Car

Here’s a helpful and informational piece by Mary Ellen on what to do before you lease a car. Happy Flashback Friday! Time for a new car.  The ads on TV touting low monthly leases are enticing, especially when you compare them to a monthly payment for a new car.  But, is it really a good…
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Having A Summer Party? Here Are 5 Tips To Save Money

Warm weather is finally upon us! So it’s time to think about entertaining…if you’re into that kind of thing. If so, here are five simple ways to save money on your summer party this year. Have a potluck The best way to save money when you’re inviting people over is to make your summer party…
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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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