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The Best Way To Make Loan Repayment Faster

Do you know how much debt you owe? If your debt is similar to the average U.S. household, your totals might look something like this: Mortgage: $172,806 Student loan: $49,042 Auto loan: $28,535 It makes sense that you would want to put … [Read more...]

Tax Preparation: What Tax Forms Do I Need?

UPDATE:  This article has been updated to share examples of these necessary tax forms. We’re getting closer to nobody’s favorite season of the year…tax season.  And even if you’re fortunate to earn yourself a refund this year, there’s a lot of work … [Read more...]

How To Use The Extra Money From Your Raise

Is “Ask for a raise” still on your list of resolutions for the new year? Whether you’re going to see a bump in your paycheck due to a cost of living pay increase, a promotion within your company, or a new job, here’s some advice on what you should … [Read more...]

Protect Your Finances If Your Smartphone Is Lost

A survey from the Federal Reserve found that a lot of financial activity is happening on our smartphones and mobile devices: 51% of smartphone users had used mobile banking in the last 12 months 24% of smartphone users had made a mobile payment … [Read more...]

Lottery Tickets as Holiday Gifts? 3 Ways to Invest Your Winnings

Were you the recipient of any lottery tickets this holiday season? It’s very likely that were! Over the years, scratch-off or instant win lottery tickets have become popular stocking stuffers and last-minute holiday gifts for family and friends. In … [Read more...]

5 Pieces of Small Business Financial Advice Straight From a Pro

We asked Nichole Kambesis, owner of MaidPro Lancaster and former client of SCORE Lancaster, to share her top five pieces of small business financial advice. Nichole’s house cleaning company has been in business since 2011.  She started her MaidPro … [Read more...]

How You Can Increase Your Credit Score

Did you know that you have the ability to check your credit score - at no cost to you - every year? If you’ve never checked your credit score before, there’s no better time than right now! If you have checked your credit score previously, it might be … [Read more...]

How a Financial Giver Can Make the Most Out of the Season of Giving

When examining how you typically spend your money, have you realized you are, ultimately, a giver? As you flip through sales ads for the holiday shopping season, do you pinpoint friends, family members, and those in need who would enjoy receiving … [Read more...]

How A Financial Risk-Taker Can Be A Smart Holiday Shopper

So, you consider yourself a risk-taker. Maybe you’re not a big planner and instead like to fly by the seat of your pants. Or you scoff at to-do lists and sticking to budgets. If you’ve taken our “What’s Your Spending Personality” quiz and found … [Read more...]

Do You Have an Overspending Personality Type? Approach Holiday Shopping Wisely.

In the month of November, we have been discussing spending personalities. With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, we thought this would be a great time to touch on this topic. We have included our “What’s Your Spending Personality?” quiz, … [Read more...]

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