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Valentine’s Day Celebrations to Fit Every Budget! - Checkexpress

Valentine’s Day Celebrations to Fit Every Budget!

Love is in the air Chicago. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, your friends, or solo we want you to enjoy the best at every budget! Checkexpress loves our customers! Here are some very special ways to celebrate Valentine’s Days without breaking the bank… Fun on a Low Budget: If you’re saving money…
Bundle Up and Get Ready for Winter Fun! Checkexpress

Bundle Up and Get Ready for Winter Fun!

While living in the Midwest, cold winters are inevitable! If you sit around and wait for summer, it will only make the winter season feel that much longer. Whether you enjoy the chilled temperatures from the inside or dress up for those extra crisp days, our 2019 guide for winter fun will have you enjoying…
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!…
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…
Are Cell Phones On Your Back-To-School List? - Checkexpress

Are Cell Phones On Your Back-To-School List?

When it comes to deciding how you’ll stay in touch with kids once school starts, there’s no doubt that prepaid is the best way to go. That’s because you’ll get peace of mind and flexibility, without any costly service contracts and monthly fees. Today, more parents than ever before are giving their kids cell phones.…
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