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Increase Your Credit Score… By Renting

MoneyTips •
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On-time payments are a solid way to build your credit score. Your payment history constitutes 35% of your credit score – the largest contributor among the five factors used in calculating your score. Payments on most debts are reported to the three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) for inclusion in your credit report,


Multifamily development green spaces foster sense of community

Jeffrey Steele •

Bennett Park in Chicago reflects multifamily developers’ increasing desire to provide green space for use not just by residents, but the public at large.   In this era of luxurious apartment community amenities, multifamily developers battle to top each other in devising new common-area extras, from poolside cabanas to state-of-the-art golf simulators. They’re very aware


Tips for preventing business fraud

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If you weren’t able to attend our 2018 Business Breakfast Series session on fraud prevention, read below for some tips to avoiding fraudulent situations. Whether you’re a small business owner or part of a larger corporation, fraud is a serious concern to be aware of and to assess and minimize in the workplace. While we can’t


Four family dates for $20 or less

Jeremy Hartley •
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As a parent, it’s my responsibility to create memories for my little ones. That means getting off the couch, putting my smartphone away, and giving my children experiences and stories they can recall for years to come. Does that mean memories need to break the bank? Sometimes. In fact, we’re saving up for a pretty expensive