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What are the chances? It hasn’t happened yet, but as the Cubs have proven, this could be the year…the year to beat the odds and for Wintrust to gift $1 million to Cubs Charities with a single swing of the bat. How is this possible? As official banking partners of the Chicago Cubs, our Wintrust


Five perks of having good credit

John Ulzheimer •
The Simple Dollar

When it comes to your credit scores, the higher they climb, the better. But you probably already knew that. Of course, you may be able to get by with bad credit. But bad credit makes life a lot more difficult, and certainly a lot more expensive than it needs to be. There are a number


Financial lessons for recent graduates (that we ALL could take to heart)

Arlington Capital Management, Investment Adviser Representative, Justin J. Kumar, and Senior Portfolio Manager •

June is graduation season, and for those who are moving on to higher education or entering the workforce for the first time, it is important to carry the timeless wisdom that comes from beyond the textbooks. Moreover, we could all use some reminders of the lessons that we sometimes overlook in our finances. Here are


9 ways to earn extra cash this summer

the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance •

Maybe you’re a teacher, with a couple months of downtime before the new school year in the fall. Or a student, hoping to pocket some summer spending money or get a jump-start on your retirement savings. Or, heck, just a hard-working 9-to-5er trying to fund an overdue beach trip or looming holiday gifts. You want