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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Beneficiary Horror Stories And How To Avoid Them

We’re flashing back this Friday to Barb’s post about avoiding beneficiary horror stories. It might not apply to you right now, but it’s always good to be aware…so read on! One of our blog readers wanted to know about beneficiary horror stories. I’m not sure why, but in thinking about it I realized it’s a…
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Flashback Friday: The Fruit That Keeps On Giving

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about the versatile fruit: the green tomato. And try out her recipe at the end of the post! It’s been a good garden year for me.  I’ve supplied my household, friends, family, passersby, and the local food shelf with a variety of beautiful, fresh, organic produce.…
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3 Steps To Take To Break The Debt Cycle

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary’s post about how to take action and break the vicious cycle of debt… 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…
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Watch Out For These Warning Signs Of Having Too Much Debt

As I’ve discussed in a previous blog, getting into debt is easy. It’s exciting to buy new and shiny things or take a trip. Or sometimes your hot water heater breaks down and you charge a new one because you don’t have the cash on hand. Once you’ve charged, that’s when the hard part begins. It…
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