The Inside Scoop: 5 Tips For Dealing With Collection Phone Calls

Written by Mary McKeague, Certified Financial Counselor Are you currently being hounded by debt collectors?  Getting collection calls every few hours during the day can be pretty overwhelming and possibly even make your debt problems seem bigger than they really are.  Even if your phone is ringing off the hook all day long, it might…
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Winter Is Here And Your Window Is Open

Written by Ashley Hagelin, Certified Financial Counselor at LSS. According to the Department of Energy, up to 20-40% of your energy costs are leaking out of your home.  The energy you lose through drafty windows and doors alone has the same impact as having a 2ft by 2ft hole in the side of your home. …
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Worried About Your Debts? Top 4 Signs You May Need To Be.

Do you worry about the level of your debt? Do you feel like you have been paying on credit cards forever and haven’t made any progress? Do you pay all your bills on time or do some go late or get put off until the next month? If this sounds like you, you are not…
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Change The World With Your Holiday Budget

We see it in the news every day.  Unemployment is running high, domestic production of goods is low, small businesses are struggling, etc.  Any way you slice it, our economy is really struggling.  Meanwhile, in China, factories have been gearing up to full production capacity in anticipation of another huge holiday season in America.  Consider…
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The Holiday Tree Debate: Real Or Artificial?

The weekend after Thanksgiving is known for two things: shopping and decorating for Christmas! And every holiday season a debate ensues: which is the greener choice – a real or artificial Christmas tree? Depending on your values and priorities, each option has its place. But me, I vote for real any day! Real Trees–The Good!…
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