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10 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

10 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

Are you saving money up for a big vacation? Do you want to build your savings account but don’t feel you have extra money? Saving money seems a lot less daunting when you do it just a little bit at a time – and even small amounts will add up before you know it. You can make these ten simple changes in your life to start saving money today.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Bolingbrook, Illinois

Neighborhood Spotlight: Bolingbrook, Illinois

Founded in 1831 and incorporated in October 1965, Bolingbrook, Illinois is the 17th largest incorporated place in the state and the Illinois' 2nd largest village. The village is located in DuPage County, and offers its residents lots of free or next-to-free, family-friendly activities. Check out our guide to Bolingbrook, Illinois, and make sure to stop by our Bolingbrook neighborhood location while you’re there!

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Calumet City, Illinois

Neighborhood Spotlight: Calumet City, Illinois

Calumet City, Illinois, affectionately referred to as “Cal City” by its residents, was founded in 1893 when the villages of Schrumville and Sobieski Park merged under the name of West Hammond. In 1924, citizens voted to officially change the town’s name from West Hammond to Calumet City. Cal City is located southwest of the city of Chicago. It was made famous as the birthplace of Joliet Jake and Elwood, the main characters in the iconic film, Blues Brothers. Calumet City offers its residents and visitors lots to do, including the activities in this article. While you’re visiting, don’t forget to stop by the Calumet City Neighborhood AmeriCash Loans location.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Neighborhood Spotlight: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Founded in 1785, Spartanburg is the 12th largest city in South Carolina, and derived its name from a local militia called the Spartan Regiment in the American Revolutionary War. In 1831, Spartanburg became incorporated and earned its nickname, the Hub City, when railroads were built radiating out from its center. Through the years, Spartanburg became a maze of textile mills and served as a training ground for troops in World War II. Today, Spartanburg is a college town, home to 8 colleges and universities. Spartanburg, South Carolina has unique attractions that every member of the family will enjoy, and visiting will be easy on your wallet. Check out our top picks for experiencing the Hub City below.

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Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

Temperatures are still warm, but summer is drawing to a close, and that means it’s just about back to school time again. If you have kids, this can be an expensive time of year, as back to school often demands all new school supplies, school uniforms, sports fees, field trip costs, and another year of tuition. However, using the simple tips in this article, you can save money this back to school season and focus less on your finances and more on the excitement of the new school year.

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