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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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Peoria, IL

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  • Illinois
  • Vacation
  • Community

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

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  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin
  • Community

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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Neighborhood Spotlight: West Allis, Wisconsin

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  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin
  • Community

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

  • Illinois
  • 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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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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  • 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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Joplin, Missouri

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  • Missouri
  • Vacation
  • Community

Joplin, Missouri, is a town in the southwestern corner of the state, made famous by the disastrous EF5-rated, multiple-vortex tornado that destroyed the community in 2011. Since then, the community has rebuilt and has become a place full of thriving neighborhoods, parks, and conservatories. If you’re visiting Joplin, make sure to check out our Joplin, MO location of AmeriCash Loans, as well as these fun and relaxing activities.
 

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