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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Why I should live in Chicago

The cost of living in Chicago graphic.

Why should I live in Chicago? People are concerned with the state of Illinois’ financial situation.  If you’re considering a move into the city of Chicago, here are some reasons why you should move here! Chicago is it’s own world. You can get out of bed and make $50k. You don’t…

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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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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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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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Great Source for things to do in Chicago? Time Out!

Time Out Chicago is a great source for things to do in Chicago.

Have you ever sat around in your room wondering, “What in the world should we do this weekend?”  Yea.  You know what that means, right?  You’re bored. So what to do?  Go to Time Out Chicago online.  It truly is one of the best resources out there to discover the…

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Great Things to do in Chicago in the Fall

Fun in Chicago Halloween Parade

Fall is a great time of the year if you live or work in Chicago.  We become like ants, scurrying around to get everything in before the first snowfall! With flashes of summer weather, cool nights and lots to do, Chicago is a great place to experience autumn. Here’s a…

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Ways to Get Involved in the Chicago Community

Get Involved in Your Chicago Community

Want Some Ways to Get Involved in the Chicago Community? So, you’re all moved in.  Started that new job.  Made some “friends” at work. Is that it?  How come you don’t feel connected? Experts tell us that it can take 3-5 years living in a community to psychologically feel connected.…

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