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

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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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What should I do with my money after graduation?

What should I do with my money after graduation - girl putting a money Lei on new graduate student

What should I do with my money after graduation? So all of your hard work has paid off.  You did it!  You graduated college.  It’s time to celebrate your accomplishment.  Have a graduation party!  If you’re lucky, you may receive graduation money to celebrate your hard work. What do you…

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Computer Repair in Chicago

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Looking to purchase a new computer? Need repairs done on your laptop or PC? The good folks at Chicago ComputerLand LLC can help. Chicago ComputerLand LLC  offer repair services on both MAC and PC’s. Got a virus?  No problem! They’ve got the cure! Lost data?  If it’s retrievable, they’ll get…

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Is Free Checking near me on #TheFinalCountdown?

The Final Countdown meme: Free Checking near me.

Is Free Checking near me on #TheFinalCountdown? Free checking accounts seem like they are becoming a thing of the past.  Back in 2009, 78% of banks offered free checking accounts (MOEBS) and now that number has dropped to only 46%.  Yet, 73.6% of credit unions still offer free checking. Checking…

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What to do with your Tax Refund!

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It’s that time of the year again – tax season!  With all of the hard work you put in last year, it’s time to think about treating yourself.  What to do with your Tax Refund?  Here are some ideas to consider: Take a Vacation – A tax return is a…

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Is your January credit card bill a big surprise?

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You just got your Credit Card statement and you’ve got sticker shock. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to show for it (Hopefully, you have a grateful group of friends and family, but they may have already forgotten your generousity)! Now what can be done about your dilemma? Pay more than the…

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How to Save Money with Credit Cards

Three fish bowls with goldfish. Credit Card Consolidation to save money with credit cards.

How to Save Money with Credit Cards? Does that seem like an oxymoron?  During this season of temptation (to spend more than I have), the use of credit cards can be devastating. Or you can use it to your benefit. WiseBread, the website that offers tips on how to “Live…

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