new york verses chicago

Comparing Big City Living – NY vs. Chicago

One of the biggest factors in a person’s ability to save money is geographical location. It’s a fact that’s easily forgotten because many people would never think of leaving a location that they’ve grown up in, lived in for years or that is home to all of their family and […]

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38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items

We have a terrible habit of wasting things. You buy items for around the house thinking they will be useful, but before long they end up forgotten, locked away in a cupboard. However, when the time comes for cleaning, you’re faced with a new dilemma: isn’t there somewhere better for […]

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eating out

Is Eating Out or Cooking Less Expensive?

Now, more than ever, consumers are devoting large portions of their paycheck to eating out. The percentage spent on dining out has grown increasingly since 2009, and in 2015, the amount Americans spent on dining out finally surpassed the amount spent on groceries.1 So what does this mean exactly? While […]

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CNU Summer 2017

Ever since January you’ve been trying to kick-start your year or just make some simple life changes. I find it impossible to make any drastic life changes during the months when I just want to be cozy in my pajamas! That’s why I’m putting forth, right here, right now, a motion to make June the month to throw out your old habits […]

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Where Does Your Money Go?

Payday! You know that moment: All your hard work is embodied in a check or direct deposit, and your bank account is looking great. But then you pay your bills and tuck away some savings, and it seems like that paycheck is almost already gone. So where does all the […]

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4th of July Savings in 4 Easy Steps

July 4, 1776, was a big day in American history: The Continental Congress solidified the Declaration of Independence, setting our fight for sovereignty into motion. It is a day set aside to acknowledge those who blazed a path before us — it only seems fitting to celebrate with exhilarating fireworks […]

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