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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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Holiday Engagements

Holiday Engagements: Be a superstar and save!

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

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

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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