Author: Lauralynn

Lauralynn is the Online Marketing Specialist for Advantage CCS. She is married and has two young daughters. She enjoys writing, reading, hiking, cooking, video games, sewing, and gardening. Lauralynn has a degree in Multimedia Technologies from Pittsburgh Technical College.

How To Budget For A New Baby

Having a baby is one of the most joyous and exciting events that could ever happen to you! It’s also a little financially scary, and maybe even an emotionally scary time in your life. Babies cost a lot of money and everyone knows that. They have many needs that must be met. Did you know that […]

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How To Use Credit Wisely During An Emergency

Credit cards are widely misunderstood financial tools. To some, they’re a source of unlimited funds that later turn out to be problematic when the bills are due. To others, though, they’re forbidden objects that must never be touched, stopping these fearful individuals from building credit or making necessary purchases. In truth, a credit card is […]

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How To Know If A Reverse Mortgage Is Right For You

A reverse mortgage is a loan. Unlike forward mortgages, which are used in buying a home, you don’t need to make any loan payments when it comes to the reverse mortgage. The loan becomes due if a borrower dies, sells their home, or moves permanently. The government requires lenders to structure a transaction, so the […]

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The Best Secret Weapon For Getting Out Of Debt

People will go into debt for different reasons, such as paying for college, buying expensive cars, unforeseen medical issues, divorce, and purchasing a house. However, it can be challenging to get out of debt if you don’t know how to address the situation or overcome it. Because of this, we want to share a “secret […]

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How To Pay For College Expenses During A Pandemic

While the entire nation struggles to deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19, many students are already worried about paying for their yearly college expenses. Between job losses and the extra cost of online classes, it’s important to have a plan in place to cover this semester’s additional costs. Apply For Financial Aid – Students […]

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What To Do About The Now Expired Unemployment Bonus

After almost seven months of causing economic and physical devastation, it doesn’t look like the COVID-19 pandemic is anywhere near done hurting America and its citizens. For some people, the devastation has led to financial problems that will take them years from which to recover. The now expired unemployment bonus is going to hurt even […]

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What Can You Do About The National Coin Shortage?

There have been signs popping up at various stores across the U.S., asking for customers to help the owners of the store by providing the correct change or using debit and credit cards. When questioned about what has been described as a national coin shortage, businesses and banks have both been looking at ways to […]

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Top Financial Warning Signs Of A Debt Problem

Like a summer storm, financial trouble can happen without much warning. Perhaps you’re in financial trouble right now and have no idea. That’s why it’s so important to know and understand the most common financial warning signs of a debt problem. There are some people out there who don’t realize that they are one “life-changing” […]

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