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Kids & Money: Early Financial Habits to Build

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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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

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As the largest city in the American Midwest and the third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is world-renowned for its architecture, commerce, and history – a colorful story that includes the Great Chicago Fire, Al Capone, and the World’s Columbian Exposition. The Windy City played a part in the lives of many movers and shakers, including Daniel Burnham, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright, Barack Obama, and countless musicians, politicians, architects, and visionaries. 

 

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Tax Season: What is the IRS “Dirty Dozen”?

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For some, tax season can be an exciting time of getting much-needed extra money. For others, it is a scary and confusing time of unexpected costs and fees. Whatever attitude you may have, being aware of the IRS “Dirty Dozen” is important. This list is released by the IRS every year and represents the worst of the worst tax scams. Though they exist all year round, taxpayers are especially susceptible during tax season. 

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March Madness: How to Pick your Bracket

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The odds of picking a perfect bracket this March Madness is estimated to be about 1 in 128 billion, and that is only if you are picking higher seeded college basketball teams to win. The closest anyone came to filling out the perfect bracket in the past six years was in 2017. They only selected the first 39 teams correctly and didn’t even make it to the sweet 16. Though the odds are against you to win the perfect bracket, you can still at least have a shot at beating the other people in your office pool. Use our tips below to maybe make it to the Final Four.

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Save Big with the Brilliant Bed Grand Opening Sale!

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​AmeriCash Loans is proudly partnering with BrilliantBed.com for the Grand Opening Sale at Brilliant Bed where you can save 10% off with code below. This limited time only event is in celebration of the recent grand opening of the new showroom at 165 West Chicago Avenue in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood.

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Budget Holiday: DIY St. Patrick’s Day Décor

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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

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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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Planning Your Budget Summer Vacation Now

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In the middle of February, it’s fun to imagine yourself somewhere warmer and more tropical. However, it’s also very practical to begin planning your budget summer vacation now. Starting your travel planning early will give you more time to get the best prices on airfare, lodging, and activities, and may even mean you can afford to do more because you’ll have more time to save. In this article, we share some tips for saving on your summer vacation.

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Installment Loans Vs. Payday Loans

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If you’re in need of extra cash, your loan options may seem overwhelming at first. Once you factor in the amount you need, how soon you need it, and your credit score, you’ll narrow down your options. If you need a large sum in a short amount of time and don’t have good credit, you may only qualify for an installment loan or a payday loan. In this article, we break down what each loan is and what the differences are, so that you can choose the best loan for you.

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Winter Olympics 2018: The U.S. Athletes to Watch

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The 2018 Winter Olympics began last Thursday night here in the U.S. You know it’s an occasion you can’t miss, but do you know which US athletes to look for? Team USA is made up of 244 athletes. While you can’t memorize all of them, here is a list of all-star athletes representing Team USA that you can read to keep up with the big event. Go USA! 

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