Look Ahead: 3 Tips To Live Today And Save For Your Future

Written by Shannon Doyle, Certified Financial Counselor with LSS Is concern about paying your monthly bills getting in the way of your retirement plans? If it is you are not alone. According to a recent article in CNN’s online magazine, Money, half of middle-class Americans reported that their most pressing financial concern is paying their…
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Three Steps To Stop Running In Circles And To Start Paying Off Debt

Written by Mary McKeague, Financial Counselor with LSS Everything seems to be going fine until the economy takes a turn for the worst, you lose your job unexpectedly, hours are cut, self-employment income is lost, and you can no longer afford all of the bills that are due every month.  You do the math over…
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We’ve been helping people in your community conquer their debt since 1987. That means every single day we help people take control of their credit card debt, navigate the path of bankruptcy, rebuild after bankruptcy and even help them save their homes. There is no shame or judgement when you work with us. This is what we…
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Can You Wipe Out Student Loans In Bankruptcy Or Is It “Mission Impossible?”

Written by Barb Miller, Bankruptcy Specialist with LSS We all know that in today’s economy, many people are plagued by huge student loan debt. Whether they have any real payment options depends on whether their student loans were borrowed through federal or private programs. With private student loans, you should be prepared to make the…
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Secrets Of Holiday Shopping With Your Kids

Written by Cherrish Holland, Certified Financial Counselor Yes…you read the headline correctly.  That is holiday shopping with your kids!  During this busy holiday season most parents cringe at the thought of taking their little Kris Kringles within 50 feet of any store. But smart parents know holiday shopping is a great opportunity to teach children…
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