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Beat the Heat on the Cheap

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Summer is often filled with fun and excitement, but those high electric bills from running the AC can put a damper on things. Luckily, staying cool doesn't always mean sitting inside and blasting the air. At AmeriCash Loans, we've come up with a list of five ways to chill out — literally — this summer without breaking the bank. They're all pretty fun, too.

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Green Garden, Green Wallet

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Want to save money, get some exercise, help the planet, and improve your diet all at once? Try planting a garden this spring. It's one of the healthiest things you can do for your body and your bank account. However, if you've never done it before, it's easy to fall prey to spending too much when all you basically need are seeds, dirt, and water. That's why we at AmeriCash Loans have come up with a few gardening tips to help you save big on your spring planting this year. 
 

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Fees That Come With Buying a Car

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Let's say you've taken a test drive of a new car you love. It's just within your price range, and you're ready to take it home. But when it's time to sign on the dotted line, you find that the price is much higher than you expected. Unfortunately, the sticker on the windshield wasn't the final price. Here's a breakdown of some of the most common fees that come with buying a car.

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Common Storm Damage that Could Affect Your House

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Wind, rain, hail — storms are no joke. Wild weather can wreak havoc on your plans and your home. Even worse, when left untreated, many of these issues can lead to water damage and other costly problems. To help you be better prepared, we've rounded up some of the most common storm-related issues that could affect your home.

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Car Safety: Get your Car Ready for Winter Weather

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Besides mentally preparing yourself for the colder temperatures that winter brings, it is also important to prepare your vehicle for the coming winter weather. Not only is it important for car safety, but for the longevity of your car as well. Most of the things on our list you can do without breaking your budget, but you may need an installment loan along the way.

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Winter is Coming; Fall Home Improvement Tips

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

The weather is getting cooler, and you can sense winter is in the air. It’s tempting to get cozy and be lazy inside your warm home, but with the changing of the seasons comes home improvement responsibilities. Get your home ready for winter before it gets too cold. Is your budget ready for the expenses that may come with the changing weather, or do you need an installment loan to get you through?

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Recovering from Winter Emergency Auto Expenses

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Finance

The cold temperatures and harsh weather of winter are hard on your car, and even if you’ve spent time getting your car ready for winter, emergency auto expenses can still happen. Icy roads can lead to car accidents, heavy snow can damage your car, and cold temperatures can affect your engine in ways you couldn’t have prepared for. Once these expenses happen, it’s tough to know what to do. Your already tight budget and holiday shopping are on your mind, and emergency expenses might not have a place in your plan. Don’t worry – we’ve got four tips in this article for recovering from unexpected winter auto expenses. 

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Homeowners: Keeping Heating and Electric Costs Down

  • Bills
  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

With holiday lights and decorations, parties that require lots of baking and cooking, and colder temperatures trying to pull the heat from your home, it’s no wonder that heating and electricity bills increase during the holiday months. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck or stretching an already tight budget this holiday season, increased heating and electric costs could break the bank. Using the tips in this article and a little creativity, you can still have a holiday season that’s festive and bright, without blasting your budget. 

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Home Improvement: Getting Your House Ready for an Efficient Summer

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

If you’re a homeowner, you know how harsh seasons can be on your house. When your home is damaged and not running efficiently, money is flying out the door.  Now is the perfect time to fix any winter damage and prepare your home for summer. When you’re proactive and take preventative action, you’re keeping more money in your pocket in the long term.

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