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Win $500 with the Great AmeriCash Loans Giveaway

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What would you do with an extra $500? Pay off your credit cards? Travel on a vacation? Go on a shopping spree? Now, if you live in Illinois, you have a chance to find out what it feels like to have an additional $500 in your bank account. Just enter the Great AmeriCash Loans Giveaway each month for your opportunity to win big!

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Spring Budget: Preparing for Seasonal Expenses

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It is finally spring time! The weather is warmer, you can let the fresh breeze into your home and the feeling of opportunity is in the air. After being in hibernation all winter, you can finally get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. But, with the changing of the seasons comes other responsibilities. Spring is a season to get things done. After all, “spring cleaning” is a popular phrase for a reason.  Is your budget ready for the expenses that may come with the changing weather, or do you need an installment loan to get you through? 
 

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How to Plant a Garden and Keep Some Green

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One of spring’s most treasured and budget-friendly activities is planting a garden. When you plant a garden, you not only get to spend time outside in the warming weather, but you also save money on fresh, organic vegetables. Spending a little money to start your garden will pay off tenfold when you harvest, saving you money that you’d usually spend at the grocery store. Before you start your planting, consider the budget gardening tips in this article.

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How to Avoid a Cash Advance Scam

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A cash advance scam occurs when a scammer offers you money with the intent of taking a lot of yours. Some scammers can be convincing, especially if you have previously been in debt or applied for a cash loan at some point in your life. Cash advance scams affect thousands of people every year. Use our guide below to avoid becoming a victim of these scams and how to report them if you come across one. 

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10 Harmless (and Nearly-Free) April Fools’ Pranks

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Everyone in the US knows what April Fools’ day is, but no one can tell you exactly how it became a holiday. With several origin stories ranging in subject, the first day of April is shrouded in mystery. Some believe the day used to signal the new year before being changed to January 1st. Those who still used the old calendar were fooled by the date. Others say that since it used to signal the new year, it became a happy time that evolved into pranking. 
No matter what you believe, April Fools’ is still prime time for pranking your friends and family. The best pranks are funny, but also harmless and inexpensive. Here are some free or almost free pranks you can execute using things you already have around the house!
 

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AmeriCash Loans, Jammin’ 98.3, and Two Men and a Truck Partner for Mother’s Day Donation Drive in Milwaukee

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While a lot of moms are being showered with gifts on Mother’s Day and spending time with their families, some are less fortunate. We believe every Mom should be celebrated on Mother’s Day, regardless of their circumstance. That is why we have teamed up with Jammin’ 98.3 and Two Men and a Truck for their 11th annual Movers for Moms campaign to host five donation events at our AmeriCash Loans locations in Milwaukee.  Help make the lives of some less-fortunate mothers easier by participating in Two Men and a Truck's Movers for Moms donation drive! All you have to do is bring essential care items to any of the locations at the times and dates listed below.

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Kids & Money: Early Financial Habits to Build

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From the time that your child begins learning to count, they can also begin learning healthy money habits for their future. Learning financial responsibility is just as important in a person’s life as learning to read and write, and starting early will help your child cement those good money habits. Even if you haven’t always had good financial sense, you can use the tips in this article to help your child learn to think about and handle money successfully, ensuring a bright and stress-free financial future.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

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As the largest city in the American Midwest and the third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is world-renowned for its architecture, commerce, and history – a colorful story that includes the Great Chicago Fire, Al Capone, and the World’s Columbian Exposition. The Windy City played a part in the lives of many movers and shakers, including Daniel Burnham, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright, Barack Obama, and countless musicians, politicians, architects, and visionaries. 

 

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Tax Season: What is the IRS “Dirty Dozen”?

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For some, tax season can be an exciting time of getting much-needed extra money. For others, it is a scary and confusing time of unexpected costs and fees. Whatever attitude you may have, being aware of the IRS “Dirty Dozen” is important. This list is released by the IRS every year and represents the worst of the worst tax scams. Though they exist all year round, taxpayers are especially susceptible during tax season. 

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March Madness: How to Pick your Bracket

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The odds of picking a perfect bracket this March Madness is estimated to be about 1 in 128 billion, and that is only if you are picking higher seeded college basketball teams to win. The closest anyone came to filling out the perfect bracket in the past six years was in 2017. They only selected the first 39 teams correctly and didn’t even make it to the sweet 16. Though the odds are against you to win the perfect bracket, you can still at least have a shot at beating the other people in your office pool. Use our tips below to maybe make it to the Final Four.

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