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How to Navigate Buying a Home with Student Loan Debt

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Consumers' first line of defense against frauds is awareness, which is why CCCSMD works to safeguard them. People most frequently associate scams with attacks on their identity or financial security, but as the amount of fraud rises, so do the attack strategies, and individual people aren't the only group being targeted. Scammers target businesses, especially nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and their actions can cause significant financial harm.
Saving for education

10 Ways to Limit Student Loan Debt

Each year as graduation season rolls around, a new crop of young adults heads off to colleges across the country where they hope to build the skills to succeed in their careers, leading to a life of prosperity. Unfortunately, many students discover that the promise of financial success from their degree is overshadowed by the heavy burden of student loan debt.

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance Student Loans?

Interest rates are low, so it is the perfect time to refinance, right? Not necessarily! Whether a “refi” makes financial sense will depend on several factors related to your personal portfolio of loans.  Here are a few tips to consider…

Guidewell Financial Joins National Network of Financial Services Innovators

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Guidewell Financial Solutions , a certified, nonprofit housing and credit counseling provider, has joined the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) - a national network focused on consumer financial health – on Financial…

Martha Souder receives Client of the Year Award

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But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the past year, she’s enrolled in the agency’s financial coaching program and also become a passionate consumer finance advocate.  Martha, congratulations on your success and your National…

Fall Into Savings This November With Tips From Guidewell Financial Experts

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Fall Into Savings This November With Tips From Guidewell Financial Experts If you’re looking to stash extra cash in your savings account this season, here are five tips from your friendly neighborhood financial experts at Guidewell Financial…