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6 Secrets to Building Your Emergency Savings

When was the last time you had to max out your credit card or turn to a family member…

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The 5 C’s of Credit: Definition, Descriptions, and How to Master Them

You probably know that having a good credit score is key to getting a loan, but do you know…

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Auto Refinance Calculator: How Much Could You Save?

Refinancing your car loan could allow you to save money on interest, lower your monthly payments, or potentially both.…

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Jennifer Tescher of CFSI on the Financial Health Crisis

The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), led by its CEO and Founder Jennifer Tescher, has had a significant…

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Customer Spotlight: STATE – A modern Chicago sports establishment

The story behind STATE began all the way back in 2003. Kosta Giannoulias was looking for a place to…

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What is a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?

If you’re thinking about buying a car, you might be wondering if your current credit score will help you…

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Steve Allocca on Why Now is the Time to Take Control of Your Financial Future

We all know there are things in life we have control over and things we don’t – like the…

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Strengthening a Community

In 1986 Valerie McCloud started a small company, McCloud & Associates, that provided book-keeping and accounting services for local…

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Car Maintenance Tips: What Every Driver Should Know

Among the many factors that impact the total cost of owning a car, regular maintenance expenses can be significant.…

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Debt is the New Normal

Do you look at your various bills at month’s end and calculate your overall debt? Do you sometimes feel…

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