Why it’s hard to leave your Big Bank…

Meme: You're about to overdraft? Reorders your withdrawals so you overdraft 4 times.

Why it’s hard to leave your Big Bank… John Maxfield recently writes in The Motley Fool that customers who were ripped off by Wells Fargo, will find it hard to leave. Why? Because they have so many accounts/products with their big bank, it’s extremely difficult to make all those changes.…

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How to use your credit card smartly!

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How to use your credit card smartly! Your friends have told you about the evils of credit card use.  Maybe they’ve shared horror stories about how much debt they racked up and FAST!  That doesn’t have to be the case with you!  Here’s some tips that will help you be…

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Why Big Banks Hate Millennials

Big Banker stealing woman's purse at outdoor restaurant.

Why Big Banks Hate Millennials Big banks have opinions about your generation.  They think they know you well.  Here’s five true facts about millennials and banks. Millennials DO like to save MONEY.  However, they save it for different reasons.  You guys like experiences, and travel.  Banks want you to buy…

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Busting the Credit Union Myths

Credit Unions Busting the Myths

There are a lot of options when it comes to banking.  Typically, people are drawn to the bigger banks because it’s what they’re used to, and it seems convenient.   What most people don’t realize is that credit unions offer many of the same services that the big banks do, but…

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Things to do in the summer time in Chicago

Chicago Blues Festival

It’s that time of year again when the days are long and the air is warm.  That’s right!  Summer is coming which means there will be lots of fun things to do in Chicago.  Here are some ideas of some different things to do during the summer months. Chicago Blues Festival- it’s the…

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Should I lease my next car?

Buying or Leasing graphic of two cars?

You decide to get a new car.  The question: should I lease or buy?  There are pros and cons to buying or leasing.  How do you make that choice, and which choice is better for you?  Here are some things to think about before you decide. Ownership – With a purchase,…

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Community Profile: Friends of the Forest Preserves

Maintaining our environment can be a lot of work, but it’s also very important.  Friends of the Forest Preserves understands this, which is why they work around the clock to maintain the land around us.  Friends of the Forest Preserves is a new group of civic leaders, people just like…

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Community Profile: International Music Foundation

International Music Foundation logo

Interested in music?  The International Music Foundation of Chicago provides music performances and music education at no cost.  The Foundation was established in 1976 by Chicagoan Al Booth to present the Do-It Yourself Messiah, a large public sing-a-long of a Baroque masterpiece with world class conductor/soloists and an 80 piece…

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