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

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

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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Kids & Money: Early Financial Habits to Build

Kids & Money: Early Financial Habits to Build

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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Nick Viall for Brilliant Bed

Save Big with the Brilliant Bed Grand Opening Sale!

AmeriCash Loans has proudly partnered with Brilliant Bed for their Grand Opening Sale online at BrilliantBed.com or in their luxurious showroom located in the vibrant Chicago River North neighborhood offering mattresses and bedroom essentials.

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Budget Holiday: DIY St. Patrick’s Day Décor

Budget Holiday: DIY St. Patrick’s Day Décor

If you’re throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party or just want your house to look festive and full of Irish charm, there are lots of ways to decorate for March 17th. However, if you’re on a budget, buying decorations from the store may be out of the question. Don’t worry – you can make beautiful decorations at home with these DIY St. Patrick’s Day ideas. Each of these items will cost next to nothing to make, and they’ll keep your home as cheerful as St. Patrick’s Day itself.

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Tax Season: The Benefits of Filing Your Taxes Early

Tax Season: The Benefits of Filing Your Taxes Early

It’s hard to believe that tax season is already here again! This year, aim to file your taxes early. There are many benefits to submitting your tax return to the IRS in January, February, or March, including the possibility of a larger tax return. On January 26, 2018, the IRS began processing both e-filed and paper tax returns. Though you have until April 17 of this year to file, getting your taxes done before the last-minute rush is a good idea and can save money, time, and stress.

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