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How to fix 4 financial mistakes you make over and over

Wintrust
Steppe marmot (Marmota bobak) in summer.

Ah, Groundhog Day. The day each year we find out if spring will arrive early…or if there will be six more weeks of winter. But, instead of celebrating our favorite rodent this year, we decided to pay homage to Groundhog Day the movie, starring Evanston’s own Bill Murray. For those unfamiliar with the 1993 comedy,

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4 reasons teens should learn about money

Wintrust
People Friendship Togetherness Activity Youth Culture Concept

It seems obvious that teens should learn about money. However, financial education for teens is sorely lacking. Many high schools offer little or no assistance in helping teens learn about money. While some parents make this a priority, others don’t focus on it at all. It might help both parents and educators to understand exactly

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Estate planning: Plan for the unexpected

Gina Gallovich •
Michigan Chronicle
Financial Advisor Talking To Senior Couple

When addressing financial literacy, there are so many elements to consider. One fundamental factor that most tend to forget is legal in nature and urges one to answer the question: What happens when I die? You’ve seen headlines about the many lives that have been cut short due to freak accidents, unexpected health issues and

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How a home equity line impacts your credit score

John Ulzheimer •
The Simple Dollar
Women using credit card

Are you considering applying for a home equity line of credit? Home equity lines of credit, commonly referred to as HELOCs, represent an attractive type of financing that homeowners may decide to take advantage of for a variety of different reasons. HELOCs are commonly used to finance home improvements, to pay off expensive credit card debt,

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