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New Year’s Resolution: 5 Ways to Stay Fit without the Gym Membership

  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

It is almost the end of 2018! Where does the time go? The start of a New Year means creating New Year’s resolutions that you hope to stick with the whole year. A common goal for 2019 is to get fit and sign up for that gym membership. Even though gyms offer a lot of deals to help you save money, the monthly costs and sign-up fees can be pricey. You could get a cash loan to help you with the cost, or you can skip the gym membership altogether and get fit in other ways!

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Surviving Winter in Chicago

  • Illinois
  • Educational

Chicago is called the Windy City for a reason, and that's painfully obvious in the winter. Tips from experienced Chicagoans for surviving the season range from putting hand warmers in your gloves and pockets to keeping kitty litter in your trunk for tire traction in the snow, and running your fan to blow rising warm air down from the ceiling. Here are a few more tricks for coming out of your Chicago winter with a sunny disposition.

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Holiday Scams to Avoid

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  • Holidays

The holiday season is a joyous time of year filled with love and gift giving. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to get caught up in holiday scams. Holiday scams and fraud have grown in number in recent years and they can deceive even the best of us. That’s why it’s important to be extra careful when shopping for the holidays this year.

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Holiday Shopping: Save Money by Buying Refurbished Items as Christmas Gifts

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Just because something is slightly used, or refurbished doesn’t mean it’s not a quality product. You can save money on your holiday shopping this year by buying refurbished electronics as Christmas gifts. You can save up to 50% off of items that are gently used and are often as good if not better as buying new. Laptops, phones, printers, TV’s, and digital cameras can all be bought refurbished at reasonable prices.

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Holiday Engagements: Be a superstar and save!

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  • Educational

When you know that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, it takes a lot of planning before you pop the big question. How can you afford a ring? When is the best time to ask to get married? What can you do to make it the most special day of your significant other's life — until the wedding day, of course? Check out these smart tips to impress the partner of your dreams.

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Educational Toys that Teach your Kids about Money

  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

Most children put the hot, new and expensive toys on the top of their Christmas gift wish lists. How about getting them something priceless this year by teaching them the values of money? The knowledge they will learn from an educational toy is timeless. Even if the money game is left on the shelf, the lessons learned will last a lifetime. Add these educational toys to your list this year for valuable Christmas gifts.

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Cover Holiday Shopping Expenses for the Whole Family

  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an average of a little under $1,000 on holiday gifts during winter. That's not counting the new outfits to buy for holiday parties, decorations needed to bring joy to your house, and all the special treats and family meals that make the holidays so memorable. These expenses can really add up. Now that the concept of a "Christmas bonus" has become dream instead of reality, it's time to get creative in making sure you're able to pay for everything you need to make the holidays a success. Try some of these tips to cover holiday expenses for the whole family.

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Refer a Friend – Here's How to Share Your Referral Code and Earn!

  • "AmeriCash Loans"
  • Refer-A-Friend
  • Educational

Do you love the flexible and stress-free loans that AmeriCash Loans has to offer? You probably know someone else who will, too. That's why it's great that you can refer friends, family, co-workers and other people to AmeriCash Loans so they can take advantage of our quick and easy cash loans. Better yet, you can even earn some cash for doing it. Take a closer look at the Refer-a-Friend program and all of its benefits.

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Tips for Putting Gifts on Layaway this Holiday Season

  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

Putting your gifts on layaway this season is a great way to do your holiday shopping and a budget-savvy way to keep your spending in check. With all of the holiday parties and gift-giving, it can be hard to have a happy holiday. Before you start crossing things off of your shopping list this year, here is what you need to know about layaway.

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How to Win at Black Friday Shopping

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  • Holidays

Black Friday has traditionally been a brick and mortar dominated shopping holiday, but in recent years the most notorious shopping day of the year has gone online. With major e-commerce brands like Amazon on the rise and major retailers putting their greatest Black Friday deals online, shopping malls are no longer newsworthy riot scenes. The days of overcrowded malls and camping out in front of your favorite stores may be over, but Black Friday deals are alive as ever. There’s no doubt about it, no matter what you’re trying to buy this year, days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the time to buy it!

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