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Tax Prep: Start Your Tax Return Now and Save

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As of January 26, 2018, you can file your paper or electronic tax return with the IRS. The deadline isn’t until April 17, 2018, but there are many benefits to filing your tax return early, including the possibility of receiving a larger tax refund. Not convinced? Check out this list of benefits of filing early.

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Spring Break Travel Prep

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Spring break is still a couple of months away, and if you start planning now, you can go on an amazing vacation without the higher costs of booking later on. You have time to really do your research, book when the price is right, and get the best deal possible. Use the four tips below to get the most bang for your buck on this year’s spring break travel.

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Conserving Energy and Keeping Winter Bills Down

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Keeping your home or apartment heated during the winter can drive your energy and heating bills sky-high. If you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, paying for extra utilities is something you may not be able to afford. Have no fear – we’ve got four tips that can help keep your heating bill under control.

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Winter Storm Delay

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Due to the winter storm affecting the Chicago area, you may experience delayed response times here at CreditBox. We will resume regular business hours on Saturday, February 10th. We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you. We will continue to provide updates as the weather progresses.

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Valentine’s Day: Romantic Recipes to Make at Home

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  • Holidays

Going out to eat is always more expensive than eating at home, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that we feel obligated to make a reservation at the fanciest restaurant in town, just to let that special someone know how much we care. Here at CreditBox, we think it means more to make a homemade Valentine’s Day meal, and it saves quite a bit of money, so it’s a win-win. 

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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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How to Go on a Midwinter Vacation on the Cheap

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  • Travel

Summer vacations aren’t the only ideal times to take a trip. As January and February roll around and the excitement of the holidays dies down, you may start craving a wintertime getaway. Whether you’re looking to ski or sit on a beach, you can take a winter vacation without breaking your budget. The tips in this article will make planning an affordable getaway easy.

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New Year, New Credit: How You Can Achieve Your Best Credit Yet

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The New Year always brings a sense of limitless possibility – the notion that you can achieve anything you set your mind to by January of next year. With a little planning and hard work, you can achieve your best credit score ever by the end of the year. If you need a little help along the way, we’ve got some tips in this article that can keep you on the track toward raising your credit score and removing negatives from your credit report.

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So You Overspent This Holiday Season

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We’ve all done it; We’ve all gotten caught up in the excitement and magic of the holiday season and gone way over budget purchasing holiday gifts, attending holiday parties, or traveling to visit family and friends during October, November, and December. Even if you tried to be careful about spending, you may have found yourself with a mountain of holiday debt that completely broke your budget for the year. This January, you can start new and recover from your holiday overspending using the simple tips in this article.

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Happy New Year: 5 Money Saving Goals for 2018

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  • Finance

Happy New Year! You’ve set your New Year’s resolutions for your fitness and your career, why not make some New Year’s savings goals for the next 365 days? In this article, we’ve got 5 practical money saving goals for 2018.

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