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Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

So you’ve done your taxes. And if you haven’t, don’t worry, this year you have until Tuesday, April 18. But if you’re expecting a refund, we have some tips on smart ways to spend it. 315 more words

Banking Solutions

7 Tips For Raising Money-Smart Kids

Carrie S. Niesman, Vice President/Regional Manager

As parents, we work hard to protect our kids. Even before they cross their first street, we start teaching them how to assess and address the risks that come with daily living. 659 more words

Old Second Bank Aurora

Wedding Finance Tips: Getting Hitched in the Black

I live in the northeast and spring has officially started, although you really can’t tell just looking at the weather (it’s supposed to be a brisk 25 degree day today). 1,652 more words

Money And Personal Finance

Small Habits that will Cost You Over Time

The devil is in the details. That is also true when it comes to money. My own mother has a terrible approach to money which often frustrates me. 209 more words

Money And Personal Finance

How (and Why) We Became a One-Car Family

Last year, we decided to give back our leased car and become a one-car family. We often get questions about how we “get by” with only one car, especially as a busy family of four. 734 more words

Family Finances

America Saves Week Presents: Five Opportunities for Automatic Savings

Since 2007, each year America Saves and the American Savings Education Council join together to coordinate America Saves Week. The event began as an annual opportunity for organizations, such as banks, to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. 808 more words

Don’t Miss These 5 Opportunities for Automatic Savings

By Janet Alvarez, Wise Bread

Most of us understand that saving regularly is one of the simplest ways to reach our financial goals, but we don’t all take advantage of easy ways to automate our savings. 687 more words