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Facing Your Finances

Facing your Finances

Facing Your Finances is very akin to facing your fears.  The unknowns of where we are financially can invoke fear that results in avoidance.  Financial fears are usually shaped by the thoughts of unpaid debts, medical bills, collections that we’ve ignored and late payments that we don’t want to see consolidated on one report.   If …

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Your Money: Why get an Accredited Financial Counselor Involved in your Finances?

What you should know: As an accredited financial counselor myself, I am a bit biased on this topic.  However, the answer as to whether or not you should speak to a financial counselor happens to be my favorite two-word personal finance answer: it depends.  It depends on where you are in life, if there are …

Should you Buy Now, Pay Later?

Buy now, pay later services are beginning to proliferate in online shopping.  Even mega-retailer Walmart has boarded the buy now, pay later bus, announcing they are eliminating lay-away.  The service seems simple enough, allowing the consumer to split the cost of their items into set payments.  The advertising promises no interest if the program is …

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Your Teen’s Summer Job is an Opportunity to Build Real-Life Financial Skills

What was your first summer job?  Lifeguard at the pool?  Concessions worker at the local theater?  Retail sales?  Dishwasher at a restaurant? Mower-of-lawns extraordinaire? Will your teen have a paying job this summer, or are they already employed?  –This is a perfect opportunity, while they’re still in your nest, to teach and let them practice …