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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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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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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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5 Holiday Party Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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The holidays are the most festive time of the year, full of parties and gatherings with friends and family that leave our spirits feeling bright. Hosting a holiday party can be a lot of fun, and doesn’t necessarily have to cost a lot of money. Check out the 5 cheap, fun-packed holiday parties below for ideas on how you can be the host or hostess with the mostess this holiday season.

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Grown Up Halloween Treats for Cheap

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Halloween is coming! If you’re hosting a Halloween party, check out this article for easy, cheap adult Halloween treats to serve to your guests. These treats all use affordable ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store.

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College Earning: How to Make Money at School

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While you’re at college or university, studying and earning your degree should be your top priority. However, if you have some extra time and would like to make some extra cash, there are a few ways you can make money while you’re at school. Plus, if you’re making a little extra money and putting it directly toward your student loans, you’ll graduate with less debt to worry about.

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Back to School: Buying Textbooks on a Budget

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College tuition and housing are expensive on their own, but going back to school has lots of costs that aren’t always apparent up front. Thinking and planning for these hidden expenses beforehand will help you stay on track with your budget and graduate with less student debt. One of the hidden expenses of going back to school is buying textbooks. Textbooks are much more expensive than regular books, and if each of your classes requires multiple books, the cost can add up before you know it. In this article, we have four tips on saving money on textbooks. 

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Budget Hack: Last Minute Ways to Make Ends Meet

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The first of the month is just around the corner and you don’t have enough money to pay all of your bills. You need cash now. There’s nothing to be ashamed of; We’ve all been there at one time or another. Don’t panic yet – there are still a few tricks you can use to make some extra cash before your due dates are here. Some of these methods can even get you cash today.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Week

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Bad credit happens to everyone now and then, but now is the perfect time to start turning it around. The fight for good credit can be an intimidating uphill battle if you’re not sure where to begin. When you take it one step at a time, you’ll be on the way to an excellent credit score in no time. There are several simple steps you can take this week to get your credit score on the right track. 

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Become Debt Free In 2017

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2017 presents a fresh start financially. Unfortunately, your bills from 2016 do roll over to the new year. For many that means a large amount of left over debt. As we continue into the new year it should be your top priority to get your debt under control. CreditBox has a few ways to help you be debt-free in 2017!

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