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 Year-End Financial Checklist: 6 Things To Do Before 2018

Many people make New Year’s financial resolutions or review their finances to start off the new year. However, it is a great idea to review your finances before 2017 ends. Here is a year-end financial checklist to help you kick-start your finances in 2018. Review what you’ve spent Look over where you spent your money. Some…
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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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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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4 Ways To Start Building Your Net Worth

Building up your wealth, or net worth, is not a quick fix…it takes time. But the good news is that there are simple steps you can take to make progress without being an investment whiz. Check out these 4 tips: Save, save, save Your wealth includes what you have in checking and savings. So continue…
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