Spend Less And Make More Memories This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! So we’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about how to reduce stress and spend less this year. Despite what marketing executives would have us believe, the Holiday Season is not a warm, carefree, or cozy time for many of us, if not most of us. The season…
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Black Friday Shopping: Are The Deals Worth It?

With the holiday shopping season upon us, here’s a Flashback Friday post about Black Friday deals. Black Friday is the one day of the year where you can get the best deals ever. Right? Well maybe. I don’t know about you, but I have seen tons of pre-sales, post-sales, etc. I personally don’t go shopping…
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10 Signs You’re Experiencing Financial Stress And What To Do About It

Financial stress is no joke. It can affect every aspect of our lives: from our relationships to our jobs to our health…and everything in between. Not sure if you’re experiencing financial stress? See if any of the following statements apply to you: Charging more each month than you make in payments. Paying only the minimum…
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How To Avoid Shorter Days Affecting Your Budget

It’s that time of year again where the days keep getting shorter and the nights get longer. Did you know that shorter daylight time can actually affect your budget? Here’s how to avoid increased costs just because of the season change. Entertainment While many people are on a screen for work during the day, less…
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The Truth About Paying Down Your Credit Cards

It’s Flashback Friday and we’re bringing back Kate’s post about why it’s important to look at the big budgeting picture before paying off credit cards with a lump sum of money. A common question that we hear at LSS is “I’ve got cash temporarily. Should I pay down my credit card debt?” People will come…
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