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4th of July Fireworks Displays in DuPage County 2013

Find the best firework displays in DuPage County! Check our the 2013 Fourth of July firework display list.

July 1, 2013 | By | Reply More

Black Friday Sales and Shopping Map

Black Friday is almost here.  You can bet that there will be some great sales and deals as retailers do their best to make up for a year of sluggish sales. Today’s post should help you plan for your Black Friday shopping trip.  I wanted to cover the top 10 retailers (below the map) in […]

November 15, 2012 | By | Reply More

DuPage County Food Pantry Directory

Food pantries in DuPage County serve thousands of area families every year; there are nearly fifty pantries serving the county.  If you are looking for food assistance or wanting to make a donation to a local pantry, the list below is a great starting-point. Whenever possible, we have linked the food pantry named to their […]

November 12, 2012 | By | Reply More

DuPage Children’s Museum Groupon Deal

Get over to groupon.com by this Friday, November 2nd, and pick up a groupon to the DuPage County Children’s Museum in downtown Naperville.  For just $17 you get admission for four to the museum (a 55% savings off the regular admission price).  Pick up a couple of extras as gifts (makes a great stocking-stuffer).  You […]

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More

Budget Before You Shop This Christmas and Save

Like it or not, Christmas is less than two months away; it’s a good time to budget for and begin your gift shopping.  Going Christmas gift shopping without a plan and a budget can be an unnecessarily expensive endeavor.  The last thing you want is to still be paying off Christmas bills in April.  Don’t […]

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More

DuPage County 2012 Trick-or-Treating Hours

You’ll see from the list below that most of the designated trick-or-treating hours end shortly after dark.  Be sure to keep your ghosts and ghouls safe!  Kids should trick-or-treat in a group (or with an adult) and carry a flashlight or glow-stick. 2012 Trick-or-Treating Hours Here are the designated 2012 trick-or-treating hours for cities in […]

October 18, 2012 | By | Reply More

Should You Buy or Rent a Home? Buying vs Renting Analysis

Deciding whether to buy or rent a home may seem like a difficult decision to make.  There are many considerations, especially in the crazy real estate market we’re in now. It used to be that home ownership was something to aspire to.  One DuPage County homeowner we spoke with, after losing nearly $75k on the […]

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

DuPage County Early Voting Locations 2012

There are twelve locations for early voting throughout DuPage County.  These are the designated locations for the 2012 General Election.  Below the map, you will find more details about each of these voting locations, including an address and hours. Early voting begins Monday, October 22nd and continues through Saturday, November 3rd.  The General Election is […]

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

Always Buy These Products in Bulk to Save

What products should you always buy in bulk for big-time savings?  The list below identifies 50 products you should always buy in bulk (if you use them of course). The vast majority of these items will last five years or more when properly stored. There are very few food-stuffs on this list because I even […]

October 9, 2012 | By | Reply More

What to Buy Used vs New

Many people have it in their mind that new items are the way to go. In some cases, this is true, but you should know what to buy new, and what to buy used. There are some good reasons to buy used. Buying certain items used will save you tons of money! When in perfectly […]

October 5, 2012 | By | Reply More