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The Best Summer Music Festivals in the Midwest

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Winter can feel like it lasts forever, especially in the Midwest. Along with warmer weather, the best part of summer is the music festivals. Luckily, the Midwest boasts some of the most popular in the country! Nothing is better than enjoying great music outside with close friends. Worried you don’t have the funds? Turn to CreditBox!  If you live in Chicago, Milwaukee, or St. Louis, keep reading for our list of music festivals you don’t want to miss this summer.  

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You Graduated College, Now What?

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Graduating college is an exciting time, but can also be scary. There is a lot of uncertainty as well as opportunity. You are finally out in the real world after years of schooling and homework, but you are not alone! Millions of graduates are in the same boat as you, wondering what to do next and how to plan for the future. Do you start the job search right away? Should you delay paying student loans? Before you panic, read our tips on the next steps you can take after college to plan your finances the smart way.  

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Grocery Shopping on a Budget: Farmer’s Market vs. Grocery Store

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Most people go to their local grocery store to do their grocery shopping, often not thinking of their other options. Farmer’s Markets can be found in almost any town and are often overlooked as the more expensive choice. Which establishment is the better alternative for your grocery budget and lifestyle? We did the research so you don’t have to!

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Smart Shopping: How to Bargain-Shop for Clothes

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Clothing is more than just a thing that we wear daily. Clothing is the way we express ourselves and tell the world a little bit about us. For those who love shopping, being on a budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your style. Getting creative and bargain-hunting while you shop on a budget means you can have the closet you want without overspending.

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March Madness: Where to Watch the Tournament in Chicago

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One of the most exciting times of the year for sports fans is March Madness, and for good reason. The top 68 teams in men’s college basketball compete for the coveted NCAA Championship. While some of the best college basketball players display their athleticism in the upcoming tournament, cheer them on from a bar stool at a local watch party! Check out our list of the best places to watch March Madness in Chicago this year. 

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March Madness: 10 Fun Facts about the NCAA Tournament

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One of the biggest events in American sports is right around the corner, March Madness. Aptly named, March Madness is one of the most unpredictable and intense sporting events. Out of 68 teams, only one will win the NCAA Championship in men’s college basketball. Before the madness begins, check out these little-known facts about the tournament. 

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Budget Winter Outdoor Activities

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During wintertime, we traditionally head inside to stay warm, drink cider, and sit by the fire. Yet, by the time January rolls around, you might be feeling some pretty serious cabin fever. Don’t let the cold keep you inside. Check out these four free (or next to free) winter activities and you and your friends will be having fun in the snow in no time.

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5 Outdoor Fall Activities to Fit Your Budget

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With the summer heat fading and school in full swing, autumn is upon us. For many of us autumn is the last opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the weather before winter frost blankets our neighborhoods. If you are planning some family this fall CreditBox has 5 fall outdoor activities that will fit your budget.

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15 Things You Can Get for Free (or Nearly Free) on Your Birthday

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It’s your birthday; your special day; the one day of the year that can be all about you. What could make your birthday even better? All the freebies and discounts you can get during your birthday month. We’ve got a list of 15 restaurants, stores, and brands that offer coupons and free items for your birthday. Most of them require you to become a part of their perks program, but getting a few emails and collecting points is a fair trade for their freebies.  

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When Buying Bulk Saves You Money

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Buying more than you need to save money seems like a counterintuitive notion, but sometimes buying in bulk can be the smartest way to shop. When you buy in bulk, you’re typically paying less per item that if you bought them separately. Plus, buying bulk saves you from using gas to go to the store because you’ll go far less often. 

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