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Couples and Money: Truth or Friction?

We  first published this story last year, for a special bridal feature that one of our company partners was sponsoring. We got great feedback on the story, so we’re offering it up again – seems timely, since we just had such a good time at the WBNQ Bridal Show!   Couples and Money: Truth or… · Read More

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Teen Credit Cards: Teaching Tool or Pointless Plastic?

The school year’s just begun and you can almost see your teenager changing right before your eyes. There are new friends, new teachers, new activities and sometimes it seems like you don’t even know her anymore. With all the other changes, you begin to wonder if your teen can handle more responsibility. And if so,… · Read More

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Do I Spend Like the Average American?

Over the months we have provided a lot of information on how to save money. Well as I was reviewing my budget, I began to wonder how I measured up to the average American citizen when it comes to spending. With this curiosity just tempting me, I decided to search for data in this area… · Read More

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What’s The Buzz? It’s Uptown Normal

There are plenty things to do in Bloomington/Normal these days but by far, the greatest buzz has to be about all the Uptown Normal development. For the past few years we have all witnessed the transformation of the downtown next to the Illinois State University Campus to the ISU next to Uptown! The area has… · Read More

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The Heat is On – Cost Saving Ways to be Cool!

  As they say, “the heat is on”……but does it really have to be as hot as it actually is? Well, it is summer after all so what do we expect? I mean, just because we have experienced a number of days with temperatures in the triple digits, doesn’t mean that you have to be miserable… · Read More

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Debt Consolidation – When and How to Consolidate – Part II

Everybody knows: it’s easy to run up lots of debt if you’re not careful. We want to make sure that you know which steps to take to get out of debt and simplify your life. Last time, we offered tips on debt consolidation for folks who are credit challenged. Today, in Part II, we share… · Read More

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Knowing and Managing My Debt-to- Income

Credit and Debt Management May is known as a transitional month where we experience a favorable change in the weather, spring cleaning and planting, graduations and preparations for ending the school year. Financially, many people take a long look on how they are doing as we approach the half-way point of the year. In May,… · Read More

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Debt Consolidation – When and How to Consolidate – Part I

Welcome back and congratulations to you if you read my previous post “How to Reduce Your Debt” and implemented your plan to reduce your credit card balances! Keep up the good work and before you know it, you will see the debt decrease and finally disappear. Another way to manage your expenses is to consolidate… · Read More

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How To Reduce Your Debt

  Spring is in full bloom and we are heading to the end of the first half of the year! I hope you have learned some wonderful things about how to improve your financial picture along the way and picked up some fun and affordable plans for your summer activities! Congratulations to you if you… · Read More

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