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New Year Resolution: Saving Money in 2019! - Checkexpress

New Year Resolution: Save More Money in 2019!

The new year is the perfect time to make a fresh start towards improving your personal finances by planning to save more money for the coming year. We know it’s not always easy adopting new habits, but being smarter about money now pays off with financial security in the future! So how can you save…
Setting Goals to Improve Your Finances in 2019! Checkexpress

Setting Goals to Improve Your Finances in 2019!

Setting financial goals for the year ahead will help you focus your spending, so you’ll have funds to pay for the things you really need and want. “If you aren’t working toward anything specific, you’re likely to spend more than you should,” writes Amy Fontinelle on investopedia.com. While there are many approaches to setting financial…
Your One-Stop Shop for Holiday Gifts this Year - Checkexpress

Your One-Stop Shop for Holiday Gifts this Year

The holiday countdown has begun, and so has the rush to get everything done. Here are six ways Checkexpress can make your holiday season a whole lot easier and much less stressful with many options for the perfect holiday gifts… 1. Check cashing Discover the convenience of cashing gift checks, as well as payroll, personal,…
Fun Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season - Checkexpress

Fun Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

As we head into the holiday season and begin to think about celebrations and giving gifts to our loved ones, it’s a good time to remember those in need. No matter how much or how little you donate of your time or money, giving back can be a rewarding and fun experience for you while…
6 Tips to Build a Strong Credit Score - Checkexpress

6 Tips to Build a Strong Credit Score

Last week we celebrated National Get Smart About Credit Day, an event sponsored by the American Banking Association Community Engagement Foundation to drive awareness about the importance of managing credit wisely. Now in its 16th year, this event enlists the support of more than 5,000 bankers nationwide to teach young people about credit. The idea…
Get Ready for Fall Fun! Checkexpress

Get Ready for Fall Fun!

Here in the Midwest, there’s no shortage of ways for the whole family to celebrate the fall season. Whether you want to pick apples and pumpkins, enjoy hay rides and corn mazes or view spectacular displays of autumn leaves, our 2018 guide to fall fun in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin has something for you!…
Everything You Need To Know About Money Transfer Services - Checkexpress

Everything You Need To Know About Money Transfer Services

Are you searching for a secure, reliable way to quickly send money on a regular basis to a relative living in another country? Do you have a family traveling abroad who is in immediate need of extra cash? Do you need to make a fast international business transaction? When you want to transfer money anywhere…
Parents: How to Cut Back on Spending During the School Year - Checkexpress

Parents: How to Cut Back on Spending During the School Year

Public schools may be free, but parents of school-age children still face a seemingly endless tab of back-to-school expenses. According to a 2018 Deloitte Back-to-School survey,  the average U.S. household will spend $510 in 2018 on school-related purchases across three categories: clothing and accessories, school supplies, and computers/hardware/electronic gadgets. Add in must-have extras like lunch and…
How to Teach Your Teen About Money Management - Checkexpress

How to Teach Your Teen About Money Management

Is it time to teach your teen about money management? One of the most important lessons is the concept of finite amounts. Kids need to understand they need to make smart choices to ensure they don’t come up short.   A Checkexpress prepaid debit card is an ideal tool for helping teens learn how to manage…
Chicago's Best Money-Saving Hacks You Don't Want to Miss Out On - Checkexpress

Chicago’s Best Money Saving Hacks You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

Checking out all that Chicago has to offer doesn’t have to mean blowing your entire budget. One of the greatest things about Chicago is how much you can do for free or at a reduced cost. We collected some of the best money-saving hacks for students, families and seniors who enjoy a good deal as…
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