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Paying Unexpected Medical Bills and Expenses

Unfortunately, life has a way of sneaking up on you, and people often aren't financially prepared. Even if you have health insurance, you might find that unexpected expenses and medical bills can take their toll on your finances

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

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

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

Surviving Winter in Chicago

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

Holiday Scams to Avoid

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

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

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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