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Neighborhood Spotlight: Peoria, IL

Neighborhood Spotlight: Peoria, IL

Peoria, the largest city located on the Illinois River, was founded in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti and is the oldest surviving European settlement in Illinois. The settlement was initially founded as Fort Crevecouer, transitioned into Fort Clark, and was eventually named after the local Peoria tribe, a member of the Illinois Confederation. The village of Peoria, Illinois as we know it today, was incorporated in March 1835. Peoria, Illinois is rich with history and activities for families and travelers of all ages, and makes for a great budget-friendly weekend trip.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Neighborhood Spotlight: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded in 1846, Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is known for its brewing traditions and has earned many nicknames including Beer City and Brew Town. As the 31st largest city in the United States, Milwaukee has a multitude of things to do for people of all ages, interests, and budgets. If you’re planning to visit Milwaukee, there’s plenty to do without overspending, and you can still get a true taste of the Midwest on a budget vacation.

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Getting Back in the Gym on the Cheap

Getting Back in the Gym on the Cheap

The best way to save money at the gym is to avoid a gym membership altogether and work out outside. However, as the weather cools and snow starts to fall, working out outdoors becomes impractical, if not impossible. Getting back in the gym doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and the tips below will help you save money on a new gym membership.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: West Allis, Wisconsin

Neighborhood Spotlight: West Allis, Wisconsin

At first glance, West Allis, Wisconsin, a little suburb to the southwest of Milwaukee, might not seem like the ideal place to spend a day. In fact, if you’re not from Milwaukee and its surrounds, you may not even have heard of West Allis. However, West Allis boasts being one of the best places to raise kids in the country, and its elementary and high school education systems are among the greatest. If you live nearby, if you’re visiting Milwaukee, or if you’re making a trip to our West Allis AmeriCash Loans Location, take advantage of the beautiful parks, markets, and libraries that the town has to offer.

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Budget Hack: DIY Fall Décor

Budget Hack: DIY Fall Décor

As we work our way through August, summer is slowly fading into fall. Temperatures are cooling and it’s almost time to start drinking cider, carving pumpkins, and raking leaves. During autumn, it’s fun to make the inside of your home feel as festive as the leaves outside, and decorating your house doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. You can save cash by getting creative making your own Fall décor this year. We’ve got some ideas below to help get your creativity going!

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