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Earn Extra Money with Summer Side Jobs

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For college kids out of school for three months or taking classes part time, summer is the perfect opportunity to take up a side job to earn extra money. There’s a wide variety of side jobs to fit every set of skills and interests, and some won’t even feel like work. To earn extra money on evenings or weekends, consider the four side jobs in this article.

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Summer Travel Series Part 1: Save Money on Airfare

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Summer is a great time to travel, and for good reason. The weather is great, school is out, and there are music and street festivals all over the world.  Airfare can quickly become the most expensive part of your summer travel plans if you aren’t careful. Save money and find cheap airfare with CreditBox’s tips below. 

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The Best 4th of July Celebrations in America

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Are you planning to head to a 4th of July festival this year? Letting someone else put on the fireworks show and cook the food for a change? If you live in Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wisconsin, we’ve done the work for you and scoured the internet to find the best Independence Day celebrations in every state. Check out our top picks.

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The Wedding of Your Dreams – On a Budget

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Congratulations! You’ve found the person you want to spend forever with. For the two of you, your wedding day will be one of the most important and memorable days in your entire life. You want it to be perfect. Sometimes, your beautiful wedding vision and the reality of your wedding budget don’t fit together. However, using a little creativity and prioritization, you can still have the wedding of your dreams without putting yourself into debt.

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Budget Travel: Off the Beaten Path Destinations

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Having the travel bug can be tough if you’re trying to maintain a budget or if you’re living paycheck to paycheck. However, if you’re careful with your planning and saving, you can venture out and enjoy the world. One of the best ways to make travel and vacations more affordable is to travel to destinations that are a little off the beaten path. Because demand for airfare and hotel rooms is overall lower, the rates will be better. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy destinations with less crowds and a lower cost of living. We’ve picked four of our favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations for your budget travel plans.

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Father’s Day: Gifts that Keep Giving

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We all know the generic gifts to give dad every year. A tie, cologne, or a coffee mug. While he probably appreciates anything you give him, putting in a little more effort can go a long way. This Father’s Day, show Dad how much you appreciate him with something he really wants. These gifts may be within your budget, but if you want to make the day extra memorable, getting an installment loan with CreditBox is always a great option.

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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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Memorial Day Weekend: Chicago Driving Distance Destinations

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The long Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to pack your things, fill up your gas tank, and get away. If you live in Chicago, you’re lucky to live within driving distance of some of the country’s most beautiful destinations – and perfect spots to spend your Memorial Day weekend getaway. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, beer connoisseur, foodie, or photographer, there’s a destination for you within driving distance of Chicago, Illinois.

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Sneaky Expenses: Top 6 Budget-Breakers

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Do you feel like you are living paycheck to paycheck? Do you create a budget only for it to be busted by the end of the month? It could be you are spending money on things you aren’t even aware of. See below for CreditBox’s list of sneaky expenses that could be being taken out of your bank account right under your nose! Once you are aware, you can start to save money.  

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