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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Ask A Counselor Vlog: Reverse Mortgages

Welcome to the “Ask a Counselor” vlog series! If you or someone you know might benefit from FREE reverse mortgage counseling with a certified houseing counselor, visit www.conqueryourdebt.org or call 1-888-577-2227 to schedule an appointment.

Guest Blog: 3 Tips For Graduates Battling Student Loan Debt At Graduation

  If you’re like many recent grads, you may be struggling with your student loans.  Taking on large student loans may be the only way that many students can afford to pay for their undergraduate and graduate educations — but it can be quite a shock when the bills start to arrive, and borrowers are…
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