How To Get A Head Start On Saving For College

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report. Their research shows that students and parents share nearly equal responsibility for covering college costs. While the good news is that scholarships and grants are covering the largest…
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Tips To Combat Money And Debt Shame

Recently I was a part of a Twitter chat that discussed combating and overcoming shame about money and debt. Doing what I do for a living, I’m passionate about this topic and decided to write a blog post about it. I really hope that this post will help normalize that not having perfect finances is…
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A Letter About Your Student Loans And Credit Cards From Your Financial Counselor

Dear Friend- I am worried about your financial wellness.  You tell me you have student loan debt, credit card debt and not much money saved for retirement. Have you been able to log onto StudentLoans.gov to look at repayment, forgiveness and deferment options for your federal student loans?  Have you talked with your servicer(s)?  If…
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Why Saving For Emergencies And Periodic Savings Is Important

Happy Friday! Today we’re flashing back to this post comparing emergency savings to periodic savings and why it’s important to know the difference save for both. Enjoy! Everyone knows that having money set aside in savings is important, but either we can’t afford to put away money right now or we choose not to because living in…
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LSS Financial Counseling Celebrates 30 Years!

Since 1987, LSS Financial Counseling has been providing nonprofit budget, credit, and debt counseling. That means for 30 years LSS counselors have been helping individuals and families stabilize and improve their finances and conquer their debt. These are the services our counselors provide: Credit, Budget, and Debt Counseling During a financial counseling session, counselors create…
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