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The Mural Building: Susan G. Komen Chicago

Wintrust
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Our current mural celebrates the strength and support of Susan G. Komen Chicago in the fight against breast cancer. As our city’s chapter of this iconic organization, the nonprofit encompasses all facets of cancer care including scientific research, community support, preventative screenings, and patient-centered healing. In our mural, we used Susan G. Komen and breast

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The Mural Building: Urban Initiatives

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At Wintrust, we’re committed to this area. That’s why we’re proud to support local charities like Urban Initiatives that empower our kids to learn, grow, and explore. Through structured academic, health, and leadership programs, Urban Initiatives provides Chicago’s youth with opportunities to succeed. From sports and recess programs, to college mentorship and professional development workshops,

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4 tips for a budget-friendly, “plan b” getaway

Jessica Sommerfield •
MoneyNing
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As our anniversary date approached this year, my husband and I started discussing ways to celebrate. Our initial idea would cost several hundred dollars before even getting to what we’d likely spend on meals, souvenirs, and miscellaneous expenses. Although we had some savings set aside, we decided we didn’t feel comfortable spending that much on

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Your budget is no place for wishful thinking

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar
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Budgets are often presented as being some kind of magical tool that people can use that will transform their day-to-day life from an ongoing slow-motion financial disaster into a debt eliminating and wealth building machine. Quite often, personal finance books and websites buy into this picture, too. They immediately suggest creating a budget for your

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