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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Just Say ‘No’ To Opening That Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new credit card plunge. Pros Saves you money right now Opening up that card would save…
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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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