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About Us

  • Why Choose LSS Financial Counseling

    LSS Financial Counseling is a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency. When you're ready to take action, we're here to offer the help you need.

    Our Approach 

    Throughout the years, it became clear that with our guidance and planning, we help people with debt gain the confidence they need to succeed. Empowering people is something we do well. It's something we're certain that we do better than many others. And we have a great desire to continually improve the service we provide our clients

    So, we confidently make this promise to you:

    At LSS Financial Counseling, we empower people to take control of their debt with tangible steps and personal guidance that are the key to confidence and success.

    To see your financial future clearly, you need proven tools and solutions that last a lifetime. Get started today! Take charge of your life again. 

  • Find peace of mind. Work with a trusted leader.

    We've been helping people in your community overcome debt since 1987. We understand each person’s situation is unique.  We have a long history of effectively and respectfully helping people experiencing financial stress. LSS certified credit counselors will work with you individually to address your situation, your needs and your concerns.

    Trustworthy & Effective

    LSS Financial Counseling is an accredited and trusted provider.

    We are proud of these associations:

    NFCC small National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
    BBB small Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ rating
    MN Attorney General small Minnesota Attorney General
    EOUST small Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST)
    Bundle/MSN Money Logo Ask a Debt Expert partnership with MSN and Bundle
    COA small Council on Accreditation (COA)

    LSS Financial Counseling is a nonprofit agency – this means our employees do not work on commission and their only interest is to serve you. We don’t try to ‘sell’ you anything. We are here to help you increase your financial security.


    Many people avoid credit counseling. There are so many myths out there about the dangers of getting help with your finances. Will it hurt your credit? How do I know if it is a scam? LSS is here to set the record straight. If you get credit counseling from a reputable organization, like LSS, and you're willing to take ACTION, more often than not, your situation will actually improve.

    Read 6 Myths About Credit Counseling


    We provide a respectful atmosphere where your sensitive financial matters are discussed without judgement. We listen carefully and will help you identify and evaluate all realistic options. There is never any pressure.

    "I am so happy that I learned about LSS Financial Counseling. I am relieved that I now have a plan in place to become debt free and am grateful for the respect shown to me by Financial Counselor, Julie Martinez. Some of the topics I discussed with her were very private and I was quite embarrassed by my financial situation. Julie treated me with dignity and did not shame me for past spending habits that were outside my means. I appreciate the assistance that LSS has provided and I am looking forward to paying off my debt!"--Monica from Minneapolis

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    No problem is too big and no question is too simple. We are here for you.

    If you are feeling in financial chaos and don’t know where to turn, or just have questions about improving your credit report, we can help.


    Counseling Services are available by phone, internet, or in-person counseling. Choose to work with a counselor in the way that is most comfortable and convenient for you!

    We have offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin for in-person appointments.

    In addition to counseling, you can call a financial counselor even if you just have a question. Call 888.577.2227.

    When you're ready to take action, we're here to offer the help you need.

  • Accreditations

    Accreditations and Certifications  

    • All financial counselors are fully-certified. Counselors also have specialized training and certifications in the areas of housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy and reverse mortgage counseling.
    • Member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
    • Accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA) of Children and Family Services, a national recognized accrediting body for a wide variety of human service organizations.
    • Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
    • HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency
    • Locally United Way funded