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Finding Help for COVID Financial Strain

Just when you think it might be over, surprise — there’s another wave of COVID. Not only does this leave many individuals wondering about what comes next, but it also wreaks havoc on schools, hospitals, retailers, and more. The government recognized very early on in the pandemic that financial assistance would be needed for those […]

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How Finances Can Affect Your Mental Health

Mental health and finances go hand in hand. In fact, research shows that those who suffer from depression and anxiety are three times more likely to be in debt. Let’s take a closer look at how your finances affect your mental health and what you can do to cope with financial stressors and lead a […]

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Relief for Holiday Overspending

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The 2021 holiday shopping season saw increases over 2020, with regular retail sales jumping by 8.5% and e-commerce sales increasing by 11%, according to a report from Mastercard’s SpendingPulse. With various drivers to the holiday spending season, which traditionally runs from November 1 to December 24, it’s no surprise that shopping surged. However, while this […]

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Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt: How Can You Tell?

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One of the biggest throwdowns in the world of personal finance is the idea of good debt vs. bad debt. While there are some who believe that there is no such thing as good debt, the reality is that sometimes debt can be a tool to help you advance your personal finance goals. The key […]

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Debt Relief Frequently Asked Questions

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Debt relief sounds great. Who wouldn’t want relief from debt? But if you’re in deep debt and are having trouble making ends meet, debt relief isn’t a want. It’s a need. Get answers to your most pressing debt relief questions and learn how to get help. Who Qualifies for a Debt Relief Program? Who qualifies […]