Financial Concerns After Death

I thought I’d start out the New Year with a cheery blog. Okay, not funny. But, the subject is on my mind because I am finishing up the final stage of my brother’s estate who died a few years ago. I have learned a lot in the process. This blog is meant to help you…
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Financial Goals

Realistic Resolutions You Can Achieve

Sticking with the financial resolution theme, we’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about creating and sticking to realistic resolutions. Right after vowing to “save more and spend less” you will see “get in shape” on many New Year’s Resolution lists. The truth is these two resolutions go hand in hand. Making some healthy changes to…
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first house

Tips To Prepare For Purchasing Your First House

Purchasing your first house may seem overwhelming. It’s a major purchase and for many people, potentially the largest monthly payment they’ve ever had (or ever will have). Not to mention owning a home comes with huge responsibilities, like upkeep and maintenance. If you’re thinking about buying a house, here are steps to take before you…
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Which Of These 5 Money Personalities Do You Identify With?

My 10th anniversary with LSS Financial counseling is this month. Over these last 10 years I’ve provided counseling, supervised and observed counselors, and learned so much about personal finance. I’ve also come to realize that people have different money personalities. Below are 5 common money personalities…do you identify with any or do you recognize someone…
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Don’t Nickel And Dime Your Finances This Year

The New Year is here and it’s time to take charges of your finances. We’re flashing back to this post about how small changes can add up to big savings. When you have cash can you make it last or do you find yourself pulling money from the ATM and it’s gone in a day…
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