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Neighborhood Spotlight: West Allis, Wisconsin

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  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin
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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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Fall Travel: 5 Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Vacation In

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  • Vacation
  • Travel

If you’ve got the travel itch, but you’ve also got a small travel budget, don’t give up. There are plenty of ways you can stretch your budget to make your getaway the best yet. Whether you’re going on a quick weekend getaway, opting for a staycation, or going on a big family vacation, creativity is the key to having a great time without breaking the bank. To help you plan, we’ve got 5 of the most affordable U.S. cities to vacation in below.

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Fall Festivals You Don't Want to Miss

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  • Missouri
  • "South Carolina"
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin
  • Community

As summer’s greenery gives way to the colorful leaves of fall, we’re gearing up for all of the great festivals that come with the season. Autumn wouldn’t be complete without apple-picking, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches, and we can’t wait to put on our sweaters and enjoy the cooler weather. If you live in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, or South Carolina, read on for the most popular, don’t-miss fall festivals in each state.
 

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Budget Hack: DIY Fall Décor

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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 d├ęcor this year. We’ve got some ideas below to help get your creativity going!

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Budget Holiday: Labor Day Grill Out

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  • Holidays

Labor Day is usually viewed as the last hurrah of the summer, and a grill-out is the perfect way to celebrate the transition between seasons. If you’re planning to use your three day weekend to host a party, follow the tips in this article to make sure you don’t go over-budget. You can throw an awesome Labor Day grill out without breaking the bank or overspending.

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

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  • Educational

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: Calumet City, Illinois

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  • Illinois
  • Vacation
  • Community

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

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  • "South Carolina"
  • Vacation
  • Community

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.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Bolingbrook, Illinois

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  • Illinois
  • Vacation
  • Community

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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Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

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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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