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Know Before You Go: US Passport Validity & The 6 Months Rule

Posted on May 26th, 2022 by Scott Hershman

The summer travel season is almost upon us, which means it’s time to start preparing for your upcoming trip abroad. You need to make sure your travel documents, including any visas and passports, are up to date. An expired passport means you won’t be able to travel abroad unless you renew it. Depending on the […]

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How To Lower Your Chicago Utility Bills This Summer

Posted on May 24th, 2022 by Scott Hershman

Saving money during the warmer weather months is easier than you might think. Some of these changes can even lead to more sustainable and healthier habits at home. As of April 2022, the average cost of utilities in Chicago is slightly above the national average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, piped gas rates […]

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3 Ways You Can Prepare To File During The 2022 Tax Season

Posted on March 3rd, 2022 by Scott Hershman

Tax season officially began on January 24, 2022, but millions of Americans still need to file their taxes before the deadline on April 18th. There are several documents you should gather before you begin the filing process. Just some of these documents include your W-2 wage statements from your employer, 1099 forms for other sources […]

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Stimulus Checks And Updates To U.S. Currency In 2022

Posted on January 27th, 2022 by Scott Hershman

As the Covid-19 Pandemic persists with the Omicron variant, you might be wondering if another round of stimulus checks will happen this year. The good news is that there is another round of stimulus checks on the way, but only for a certain group of Americans. Parents who had a child in 2021 will be […]

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3 Easy Gifts That Will Fit In Your Winter Holiday Cards

Posted on December 22nd, 2021 by Scott Hershman

One of the biggest holiday weekends of the year is just a few days away. If you haven’t finished your gift shopping by now, then you might be scrambling to think of what to get loved ones this year. While something extravagant like jewelry, clothes or a new gaming system might sound ideal, the best […]

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