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Written by Suzanne Gellman, M.S., J.D. Are you concerned about your income dropping in this challenging environment?  Whether it is already happening or may be in the near future, now is the time to review your spending and resources and make changes.  If you continue spending at the same rate, with less income, you may

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By Paul Woodruff, Prosperity Connection Everyone in St. Louis seems to have an opinion on payday lending. Politicians decry the industry as usurious. Consumer advocates demand that ‘predatory lenders’ be shut down. Middle and higher-income people don’t understand why the loans cost so much, or why anyone would take one out. Meanwhile, the consumers who

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By Sierra Dean, Justine PETERSEN Community Investment and Outreach VISTA You’ve still got time before taxes are due on April 17, 2018, but why not complete your taxes early? If you’re surprised by a tax bill, don’t fret; set up payment options that suit your needs. If you’re getting a refund, completing your taxes early

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By Sierra Dean, Justine PETERSEN Community Investment and Outreach VISTA Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be financially fit? Getting it done and staying on task could be a challenge. We all tend to become easily sidetracked, find ways to make excuses, or just procrastinate. At the University of Scranton research suggests that

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By Angie Henderson, AFC Did you know that there’s a new financial guidance resource for St. Louis’ veteran population? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has launched a new, nationwide initiative to assist our nation’s veterans in the area of personal finance and the best part is – it’s FREE! There are roughly 250,000 service

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